Category: Blog

WSUS Maintenance

25

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
AJ Tek

11

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
AJtek

26

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
AJTek

12

Feb2020
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 ... Read More
February 12, 2020Admin
AJTEk

29

Jan2020
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 ... Read More
January 29, 2020Adam J. Marshall
AJTek

15

Jan2020
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 ... Read More
January 15, 2020Adam J. Marshall
AJTEK

18

Dec2019
There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect software, only to discover it’s not regularly updated or that you can’t access meaningful support. At AJ Tek, we believe it’s important to constantly evolve our software and be available to our customers should there be any questions or issues. Updated WSUS Maintenance Software We’re ... Read More
December 18, 2019Adam J. Marshall
AJTek

04

Dec2019
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 ... Read More
December 4, 2019Adam J. Marshall
WSUS Errors

27

Nov2019

How to Avoid WSUS Errors

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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: 0x8024401F 0x8024401c 0x8024402b 0x8024500c 0x80244019 0x800F826 0x8024400d 0x8024401c 0x800705b4 0x80072EE2 0x80d05001 0x8000ffff 0x80244008 0x80070002 Trying to understand and troubleshoot the issue requires researching ... Read More
November 27, 2019Adam J. Marshall
AjTek

13

Nov2019
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 ... Read More
November 13, 2019Adam J. Marshall