A basic WSUS deployment is composed of a single server within a corporate firewall which connects directly to Microsoft Update. In this simple configuration, updates are downloaded directly to the server. If your configuration includes multiple servers, you’ll have a hierarchy that will include an upstream server and downstream or …
Many IT administrators are lax with WSUS maintenance. While Microsoft recommends monthly maintenance, and outlines the steps required in 17 pages of detailed instructions, the truth is, many IT specialists just don’t have the time.
Instead of proactively maintaining their server environments, many people put off the task until something goes …
If you do not need—or do not want to deploy—certain updates to your network ever, you need to manually select and decline updates. Declining updates for the sake of managing what you see in the update views is NOT the way to manage WSUS. You should scope your views instead …
If you Google WSUS Permissions, you may end up getting a boatload of links to support help on TechNet, Spiceworks, ExpertsExchange, Microsoft Docs, or other blogs around the Internet. Most of the links are only for specific parts – maybe the WsusContent folder, maybe something to do with 1 particular …
The default Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) mode for WSUS is background priority mode. As written on Docs,
Unless the job is time critical or the user is actively waiting, you should always use a background priority. However, there are times when you may want to switch from background priority to …
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How much time do you spend on WSUS maintenance? Do you put it off because of the time it requires, or do you just dread the monotonous tasks of going through updates? Do you even know that you need to do WSUS maintenance? Did you know that there is an …
As a system admin, it’s likely that you’ll run into WSUS errors and Windows Update client errors, as it’s just part of the job. The extremely frustrating part is that often, the error code is a maddening mix of letters and numbers:
Trying to understand and troubleshoot the issue requires researching …
2 Easy Steps:
Download and install Microsoft System CLR Types for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=29065)
Expand “Install Instructions” below the Download button.
Find “Microsoft® System CLR Types for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012”
Download and install the x64 package.
Download and install Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747)
That’s it. Close …
If you’re running out of space in your WSUS database, you might decline updates and run the Cleanup Wizard; however, this Cleanup tool doesn’t actually clean the database, leading to sluggish and slow operations.
To easily clean up your WSUS database, there’s only one solution: download and install WAM (WSUS Automated …