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 ...
June 24, 2020Admin
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 ...
March 11, 2020Admin
According to Microsoft Support, you should be performing WSUS maintenance monthly.1 Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for System Administrators to set up WSUS servers and then forget or completely ignore maintenance tasks, which can cause a number of problems down the road. WAM (WSUS Automated Maintenance) was designed to help IT professionals ...
October 9, 2019Adam J. Marshall
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is mandatory for many companies but can be frustrating and complicated to manage. WAM is a fully automated software solution that can index the WSUS database, remove declined updates and drivers, clean synchronization logs and compress update revisions. To work properly and avoid any issues, ...
May 8, 2019Admin
The basic WAM license is called a Single or Upstream license. This is the only license you need for a single WSUS server. In this scenario, the WSUS server connects directly to Microsoft Update to download updates. In addition to the Single or Upstream license, you may need to purchase additional ...
April 24, 2019Admin
On most new systems, WAM can clean WSUS in under 72 hours; however, older systems with slower processing power could take longer. Older hardware—especially systems between 2010 and 2012—can slow down when it comes to removing obsolete updates. While many systems will clear this step in minutes or just a few ...
April 10, 2019Admin