WSUS: Client sync fails with 80072ee7 and 0x8024402c errors in WindowsUpdate.log

Here’s a cool tip that comes from Joe Tindale, one of our top Senior Support Escalation Engineers out in Charlotte, North Carolina.  If you’re seeing 80072ee7 and 0x8024402c errors in your client’s WindowsUpdate.log then this may be your issue: ======== Issue: Clients don’t show up in the WSUS console, thus they do not get updates.  When… Read more

Meet myBulletins: an online security bulletin customization service

Microsoft is committed to promoting a safer, more trusted Internet and providing monthly security updates is one of the ways our customers keep their devices and connections to the Internet more secure. Packaging updates together into a monthly bulletin cycle stems from customer feedback and offers a predictable way to help protect them against newly… Read more

Update not available to Clients after approved by WSUS (Update Files failed to download)

Marta Barillas also wrote a significant portion of this blog posting. Some customers have indicated that some update files are not being downloaded by WSUS after approval, which results in those updates being unavailable to clients. For an update to be offered to clients, the following needs to happen: Update must be approved to a target… Read more

Out of Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2416728

Today we provided advance notification to customers that we will release an out-of-band security update to address the vulnerability discussed in Security Advisory 2416728. The update is scheduled for release tomorrow, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at approximately 10:00 AM PDT. The bulletin has a severity rating of Important and addresses a publicly disclosed vulnerability in… Read more

Advance Notification Service for the January 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins for January 2014. All bulletins this month are rated Important in severity and address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Dynamics AX. The update provided in MS14-002 fully addresses the issue first described in Security Advisory 2914486. We have only seen this issue used… Read more

KB: The Windows Server Update Services console crashes when browsing for updates

Here’s a new Knowledge Base article we published. This one talks about an issue where the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and generates an Event ID 7053. ===== Symptoms The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and displays the following error message: An unexpected… Read more

Clients stop reporting after WSUS 3.0 is upgraded to SP1

Here’s an interesting problem Mike Johnson, one of our top Support Escalation Engineers in the WSUS group found.  If you upgrade to WSUS 3.0 SP1 and notice a problem with your clients then this may be what you’re running into: ======== Problem: After a WSUS 2.0 SP1 or WSUS 3.0 server is upgraded to WSUS… Read more

How to delete upgrades in WSUS

(Alternative title: “Help, I synched Upgrades before installing the patch!”  This applies to anyone who missed KB 3095113 when it was offered as a hotfix, and subsequently enabled synching of Upgrades in their environment.  The upgrades that were downloaded happen to be from the Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade, but these steps could be modified… Read more

Fix available for Root Certificate Update issue on Windows Server

As explained in KB 931125, a package that was intended only for client operating systems was also made available to servers through WSUS and Windows Update. This package is designed to update the store of trusted root certificates, and adds a large number of certificates to the store. Windows Vista and later automatically update their… Read more