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Aug2020
Licensed WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) users get to enjoy numerous benefits after installing our groundbreaking software. Whether it be creating more free time to do other tasks outside of maintaining their WSUS, or freeing up hundreds of gigabytes worth of space on their servers, here are just a few of ... Read More
August 26, 2020Admin
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Jul2020
We’re constantly evolving our software to ensure it stays up to date and is providing the best experience for our users. We are happy to announce that the newest version of WAM is now available to all active licensed users! What can you expect in the latest version? Feature: Add-Notice - ... Read More
July 29, 2020Admin
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Jun2020

Windows 10 Feature Upgrade Package VS Enablement Package

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Windows 10 Spring and Fall Updates Microsoft has had a track record since 2017 of releasing 2 versions of Windows 10 every year - one in the spring, one in the fall. These have been feature-rich versions that have an 18 month servicing plan for security and functionality updates (30 months ... Read More
June 26, 2020Adam J. Marshall
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Jun2020
Adam Marshall is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer who specializes in security. As an IT Specialist, Adam takes care of everything IT related including hardware, software, networking, firewalls, backups, desktops, servers, Active Directory, Exchange, Dynamics GP and InforCRM.  After years of working with WSUS, he searched for a way to automate ... Read More
June 24, 2020Admin
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May2020

Is WSUS Worth It?

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There is no cost to use WSUS from Microsoft, they provide it free, included with Windows Server, but there are costs associated with it—mainly the salary or wage of the person that needs to run and maintain the system. Also, if you choose to contact Microsoft Support directly, you will ... Read More
May 13, 2020Admin
How to Justify a WAM Subscription

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Apr2020

How To Justify A WAM Subscription?

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As an IT professional, your employer pays for your knowledge and expertise so it’s important to spend your time wisely. While keeping up with WSUS maintenance is crucial, it can eat up a lot of your time. For many companies, a subscription to WAM is actually the most cost-effective method to ... Read More
April 29, 2020Adam J. Marshall
WSUS vs SCCM

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Apr2020

WSUS vs SCCM

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WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) are both Microsoft products. While they’re often discussed together, especially in relation to updates, they are two distinct products. In the most general terms, WSUS is software that system administrators use to manage Microsoft updates. Once updates (including critical and security ... Read More
April 15, 2020Admin
WSUS Maintenance

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Mar2020

Plan WSUS Maintenance

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How often do you perform WSUS maintenance? Is it a monthly task? Quarterly? Or maybe even yearly? Microsoft recommends monthly maintenance, but ideally, you should be proactively maintaining your servers and database for optimal performance. The problem is, not many people have the time (or desire) to undertake monthly WSUS maintenance, ... Read More
March 25, 2020Admin
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Mar2020
If you’re running into performance issues with your WSUS server, your first step should be to investigate the WSUS database to see if it’s the cause of the errors. If you’re lax with maintenance, the database could be filled with unneeded and unnecessary updates, which can significantly slow down performance. The ... Read More
March 11, 2020Admin
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Feb2020
Removing unnecessary updates will free up a significant amount of space on servers. While WSUS knows when older updates become obsolete and are no longer needed, they remain on the server—taking up space—until *you* remove them.   You can manually remove unnecessary updates by running the Server Cleanup Wizard (SCW) and selecting ... Read More
February 26, 2020Admin