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Maintaining your WSUS is a necessity in any server, as it ensures your system’s storage is not taken over by unnecessary, old, or superseded updates, keeps your system running smoothly, and helps your server to stay up-to-date through new Microsoft updates that are released monthly. This rule is no exception … Read More

If you are trying to install WSUS on a server using the Windows Internal Database (WID), you will likely NOT receive this error. This is because even on Windows Server 2022, the WID is an older special embedded version of SQL server. We can see this by using the TSQL … Read More

To celebrate this year’s May the fourth, we here at AJ Tek have been looking into what Star Wars would have been like if a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, they’d had WAM to automate their WSUS Automated Maintenance. The outcome could have been quite interesting … Read More

While managing WSUS (Windows Server Update Services)–especially when it comes to an SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) environment, it’s vital that you as a business administrator remain on top of the maintenance tasks to ensure that your server and all of the systems connected to it runs smoothly. However, it’s … Read More

Many Windows users are already familiar with Patch Tuesday to a certain extent. The average user may understand the frequency of Microsoft updates, and the expectation to install the new patches to their servers, but perhaps they lack knowledge regarding why and how these updates are important and what happens … Read More

Throughout the past few years, Microsoft has been slowly and steadily reducing the size of the downloads for their monthly Patch Tuesday releases. As WSUS updates continue to become smaller, this has seemed to culminate with the release of Windows 11 in which WSUS updates are 40% smaller than updates … Read More

Since our initial launch in 2015, AJ Tek has continued to change and evolve as our users and their working relationships with their computers have as well. This past year, as millions of individuals have been operating their workplaces and business from home, computer efficiency and accessibility have never been … Read More

On October 5th, 2021, Microsoft released their newest operating system: Windows 11. While Windows 11 is more aptly considered a reworking of Windows 10, it did come with stricter-than-usual hardware requirements and several changes (most notably a change in aesthetic design). For systems that met the requirements, Windows 11 was … Read More

The main purpose of a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) administrator is to manage incoming Microsoft updates to then be installed on Windows servers. While WSUS administrators handle the process of managing and organizing new updates, they may not have the constant administrative human power to remove declined, obsolete, and … Read More

I’ve successfully in-place upgraded a WSUS/PDQ Deploy/PDQ Inventory server from Server 2012 > Server 2012R2 > Server 2019 > Server 2022. It is a VM that is appropriately sized for the 3 roles that it has.

Caveats with WSUS:

After the in-place upgrades, you must launch the Post-Install tasks – you … Read More