Guides

Guides

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Jan2020
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 ... Read More
January 14, 2020Adam J. Marshall

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Jan2020
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 ... Read More
January 13, 2020Adam J. Marshall

19

Nov2019
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 ... Read More
November 19, 2019Adam J. Marshall
Language Packs – Welcome

19

Jun2019
Language Packs (LPs) and Language Interface Packs (LIPs) are different than any other update that comes across WSUS. When you see a bunch of LPs and LIPs, the WSUS views may look overwhelming with the number of updates, especially on a new build of Windows is added (7, 8, 10 ... Read More
June 19, 2019Adam J. Marshall

22

May2019
Microsoft is 'trying' to make this easy. Unfortunately they've used the wrong lingo in what understandings people have of said lingo. Business Edition upgrades don't have to do with how you're using Windows 10 - in a business setting, using Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, or Education versions. Consumer Edition upgrades don't ... Read More
May 22, 2019Adam J. Marshall

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Mar2019
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
March 2, 2019Adam J. Marshall

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Feb2019
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
February 25, 2019Adam J. Marshall

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Feb2019
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
February 21, 2019Adam J. Marshall

31

Jan2019
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
January 31, 2019Adam J. Marshall

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Jan2019
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
January 29, 2019Adam J. Marshall