WAM Catches WSUS Issues Before They Disrupt Your System

by | Last updated 2024.05.07 | Published on 2024.05.08 | Blog

Keeping your WSUS system running smoothly is essential for ensuring your organization’s devices are up-to-date and secure. However, misconfigurations and errors can cause problems that can lead to disruptions in service. This is where WAM comes in.

How WAM Can Help

WAM is a powerful tool that can help you identify and fix potential WSUS issues before they cause problems. It does this by performing a comprehensive series of checks on your WSUS system configuration, including:

  • SSL configuration: WAM checks to make sure that SSL is configured correctly for WSUS. This includes verifying that the correct certificates are bound to the WSUS port and that the certificates are not about to expire.
  • Windows Update settings: WAM verifies that your server’s Windows Update settings are configured correctly for WSUS.
  • WSUS server settings: WAM checks a variety of WSUS and IIS server settings, including the pool memory, queue length, and timeouts.
  • WSUS permissions: WAM verifies that the correct permissions are set on the WSUS folders.
  • WSUS IIS settings: WAM checks to make sure that the WSUS Administration website in IIS is configured properly.
  • WSUS application pool: WAM verifies that the WSUS application pool is running as the expected user.
  • RunningUserMismatch: Verifying that WAM’s configuration and WAM’s scheduled task are in sync and configured to run with the correct user (identifies issues where configuration is different than who is running WAM’s scheduled task).

WAM performs these actions – and more – every time it’s run. By performing these checks, WAM can help you to identify and fix potential problems before they cause any disruptions to your WSUS service. This can help to save you time and money, and improve the overall health of your WSUS system.

The Key Differentiator: Catching Issues Proactively

Unlike traditional scripts, WAM goes beyond simply reporting the current state. It performs comprehensive checks, mimicking Microsoft’s recommended configurations. This proactive approach allows WAM to identify potential issues before they cause problems, preventing disruptions and saving you valuable time and resources.

Catch Issues Before They Become Costly Problems

WAM is a valuable tool that can help you to keep your WSUS system running smoothly and efficiently. By identifying and fixing potential problems before they cause any disruptions, WAM keeps your WSUS server up and running without a whole lot of effort on your end.

WAM your server and avoid the disruptions!

At AJ Tek, our vision is to make IT simple and automated for other IT professionals. Our flagship product is WAM, WSUS Automated Maintenance. This system performs all of the tasks that a WSUS Administrator needs to do to maintain WSUS properly only leaving the approving of updates and reporting to the WSUS Administrator.

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