How to manually remove all of WSUS

NOTE: This article is out of date and no longer applies.  We are researching alternaitves and will post them here when available. ===== Hey, let’s face it, bad luck can strike the best of us, so if you find yourself in a position where your WSUS box is corrupt beyond repair, the regular uninstall isn’t… Read more

WSUS clients fail with WARNING: SyncServerUpdatesInternal failed: 0x80244010

Here’s an issue we have been seeing lately that I wanted to let you know about.  If you’ve just rolled out some new clients and are seeing these errors then this should explain why. ========  Issue: Newly built clients may fail to sync with the WSUS server with the following error: 2008-09-11          15:08:57:651       4908       738        … Read more

WSUS KB2720211 : Common issues encountered and how to fix them

Hi everyone, Joao Madureira here. During the course of this week we saw an increase of cases installing Knowledge Base article KB 2720211. What follows are some guidelines we’ve established when facing some problems installing this KB.   UPDATE – 9/4/2012: There is a new update available that includes 2720211 plus many other fixes, including those… Read more

Update on a couple issues we are seeing related to detection and installation of MS10-090 (KB2416400)

I just wanted to let you know about a couple issues we are seeing on our support team related to detection and install issues for MS10-090 (KB2416400).  Please note that these are preliminary troubleshooting steps that we have found in our investigation of these issues and you may find other factors in your configuration that… Read more

How to move WSUS from one server to another

Sometimes you may find that it’s necessary to move your WSUS server from one machine to another.  If this is you then here are the steps to get this done: 1. Install WSUS on the new Server just as you had installed before. For more information on installing WSUS please check the following link for… Read more

Resolving the duplicate SUSClientID issue, or “Why don’t all my clients show up in the WSUS console?”

A common issue we seem to get calls on again and again is the issue where a customer has WSUS configured but when he or she goes to the admin console some clients appear and others do not.  You may even notice that it seems to change on a random basis, where today some clients… Read more

A large number of driver updates showing up in WSUS

Hello, my name is Joe Tindale and I am a Support Escalation Engineer with the WSUS team. As some of you may know we recently released some driver updates that resulted in an extra ~12,000 updates flowing to your WSUS servers.  At the root of this problem our drivers are published in a one-to-one fashion,… Read more

WSUS: KB943729 detected as not applicable on Windows XP SP3 installations

We’re getting a few calls on this one so I thought it would be worth a mention here.  Thanks to Joe Tindale for bringing this to my attention: ======== Issue: You try to deploy KB9432729 –  Information about new Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008 via WSUS to Windows XP Service Pack 3 workstations… Read more

Support Tip: Many new revisions of updates may be downloaded by the WSUS server

UPDATE – 12/4/2012: The System Center Configuration Manger team has released a hotfix ( to address the re-downloading and redistributing issues described by this post.  To minimize further impact, it is strongly suggested that all Configuration Manager 2007 admins install the hotfix immediately to all Configuration Manager 2007 primary and secondary site servers.  ===== Microsoft… Read more

WSUS: How to change the location where WSUS stores updates locally

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the Content volume on your WSUS server is running out of space but you had no idea how to change where the updates are stored locally?  Or maybe the disk where updates are stored fails and the replacement disk uses a new drive letter?  Either way,… Read more