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When using your WSUS server, there are hundreds of possible errors you could encounter. Investigating WSUS errors and possible solutions can take up an enormous amount of your time, whether it’s through trial-and-error or searching forum articles on fixes for your specific, and often unique, situation. Instead of getting frustrated … Read More

Connecting to the Windows Internal Database (WID) can only be done LOCALLY. It cannot be done from a remote machine. This is one of the trade-offs for using WID over SQL Express (but SQL Express carries a hard database size limit where as the WID does not).
Using SQL Server Management … Read More

As a system administrator, are you tired of seeing “an error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server” or “the WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error” while working with WSUS? With our WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) software, you can free up space, avoid error messages and save time … Read More

Windows Update for Business (WUfB) is a new method of thinking about how updates are done. It is a fundamental switch in how you look at dealing with updates. It can make your life easier if you can just get over the fundamental switch in realizing that you have little … Read More

As Microsoft changes Windows 10 to use more Features on Demand (FOD), there will be a much larger pull to have these updates come directly from Microsoft. Currently (2019.02), feature on demand updates don’t flow down to WSUS specifically from 1809. I’m not entirely sure why because there are Windows … Read More

What do the following have in common for WSUS Administrators?

Select when Preview Builds and Feature Updates are received (BranchReadinessLevel, DeferFeatureUpdates, DeferFeatureUpdatesPeriodInDays, PauseFeatureUpdatesStartTime)
Select when Quality Updates are received (DeferQualityUpdates, DeferQualityUpdatesPeriodInDays)

Besides being Windows Update for Business policies (a fundamental change of the way you think about updates), when specified in … Read More

Proper domain controller DNS setup is vital for Active Directory to work properly. Best practice dictates that each domain controller should be setup with a different DNS server as it’s preferred DNS server, and and the loopback address (127.0.0.1) as it’s alternate DNS server. If you have more than 2 … Read More

Quick Fix – Client-Side Script: Choose Your Method – Command Prompt, or PowerShell
Command Prompt
Remove the affected devices from the WSUS MMC console and then from an administrative command prompt on each affected system, run:

net stop bits
net stop wuauserv
reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” /v AccountDomainSid /f
reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” /v PingID /f
reg delete “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate” … Read More

Microsoft’s official system requirements are a good starting point, however, they don’t give you the full picture. Let’s look at this one by one.
Processor: 1.4 gigahertz (GHz) x64 processor (2 Ghz or faster is recommended)
So, 1.4-2.0 GHz is already in play by pretty much every single processor out there for … Read More

Take the following questions into consideration:

How can we solve the problem with controlling updates and reporting both internally and externally using WSUS?
How do we make sure that all of our client systems receive updates whether they are inside or outside the office using only WSUS and not SCCM … Read More