Windows Update agents suddenly and unexpectedly start downloading all updates from the Microsoft Update site

Hi everyone, Joao Madureira here.  Here on the WSUS support team we occasionally run into an issue where all of the client machines at a customer site suddenly and unexpectedly start accessing the Microsoft Update site and downloading all available updates. The immediate problem here is that the sudden increase in traffic can overload the… Read more

Troubleshooting and data gathering for WSUS

I was working with the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support team a few months back looking for a way that we could help reduce the amount of time it takes to resolve a case as well as reduce the number of incidents we get, and one of the things that was suggested at the… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 08/17/2009

On Monday the WU/MU team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file addresses reported issues with last Tuesday’s release of the security bulletin MS09-037 being over-offered on x64 platform systems. No systems are left un-secure as a result of this problem but the updated CAB file corrects the reporting and offering errors. We… Read more

FYI: Re-offer reports confirmed for KB973869

I just wanted to let you know that the MU team has investigated some reports that the KB973869 (MS09-037) update is being re-offered through Automatic Updates and Windows Update on some x64 systems even after it has already been installed, and they identified some limited scenarios where this is occurring with Windows Server 2003 x64,… Read more

Notification of revised WSUSScn2.cab released on 08/03/2009

This afternoon the WU/MU team released a revised WSUSSCN2.CAB file. This new cab file address several reported issues with last Tuesday’s release of the security bulletins MS09-034 and MS09-035. Most of these problems were limited in nature, but we recommend that .cab users download and run this newer version of the .cab file. Thanks, The… Read more

A quick fix for Windows Update client issues

Many times here in the WSUS product support group we get calls that boil down to some sort of issue with the client.  Maybe a DLL is no longer registered for some reason, or maybe the proxy isn’t configured, who knows.  Well what if I told you there was an easy way to repair almost… Read more

Two new Update related KB articles for the week of April 26 – May 2, 2009

We had two new Update related KBs that were published last week, both regarding errors you might get when installing SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 via Windows or Microsoft Update.  I have the links and titles below:   KB970674 – You receive error code 0x2b2f when using the Windows Update or Microsoft Update web… Read more

March 2009 Security Bulletin Advanced Notification

Just a heads up that the good folks over on the Microsoft Security Response Center blog just posted their Advance Notification for next week’s bulletin release, scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2009 around 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. As part of this month’s security bulletin release process, it looks like they’ll issue three security bulletins… Read more

Two new Windows Update/Microsoft Update KB articles available

Just an FYI that we had a couple Windows Update/Microsoft Update related Knowledge Base articles publish last week.  I have the links and titles below:   KB968002 – Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates: 0x80070424 KB968003 – Error message when you use Windows Update or Microsoft… Read more

Centralized Information About The Conficker Worm

Just an FYI in case you missed it, but over on the Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog they recently posted a summary of the available information Microsoft has provided on the Conficker worm and the vulnerability it exploits.  I have the intro and a link below: ======== Since the time Microsoft released security update MS08-067,… Read more