WSUS administration best practices recommended to ease Forefront Endpoint Protection (and Client Security) deployment (en-US)

Here’s a cool article I found while going through what was new over on our community-driven TechNet Wiki. This one discusses some best practices for WSUS that should ease Microsoft  Forefront Endpoint Protection and Client Security deployments. And as with all of the Wiki articles, if you have some tips of your own please feel… Read more

WSUS File Size Limit for Locally Published Updates (en-US)

Here’s one more article on WSUS that I found over on our TechNet Wiki page today. This one describes and issue where publishing an update larger than 2GB in size will fail: Consider a scenario where the following tasks are performed in WSUS running on Windows Server “8” Beta: – The WSUS API is used… Read more

How WSUS and Cluster-Aware Updating are affected by Windows Server 8 Beta Updates

Just a quick FYI on an article over on our TechNet Wiki regarding how WSUS and Cluster-Aware Updating are affected by Windows Server 8 Beta updates: There are two known issues with Windows Server "8" Beta update process: Windows 8 Beta Updates are not marked for WSUS The Beta Microsoft Update Catalog is not available… Read more

Publishing Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) 3 SP2 through Forefront TMG 2010 SP2

Here’s a heads up on another great article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes. This one walks you through publishing Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) 3 SP2 using Forefront TMG 2010 SP2: ===== This article explains how to publish WSUS 3 SP2 located in a DMZ… Read more

How to deploy WSUS 3 SP2 on a DMZ Protected by Forefront TMG 2010 SP2

Here’s a heads up on another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes. This one walks you through deploying Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS) 3 SP2 in a DMZ protected by Forefront TMG 2010 SP2: ===== This article explains how to configure WSUS 3 SP2… Read more

Windows Update Clients Unable to Receive Updates with Error 8024402C

Here’s a heads up on yet another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Yuri Diogenes.  This one talks about one way you can fix an issue where Windows Update clients are receiving a 8024402C error when checking for updates: Consider a scenario where roaming users have workstations that… Read more

Guidance about WSUS on a Domain Controller

Here’s a heads up on another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is another one written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes and it talks about all the things you need to be aware of if you decide to place a WSUS server on a DC: A common question that comes… Read more

Fixing “File cert verification failed” errors in WSUS

Here’s a heads up on a nice article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is one written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes and it talks about some potential causes for an issue where WSUS syncing fails and a “File cert verification failed” message is logged in the SoftwareDistribution.log: Consider the following scenario:… Read more

Best Practices for Securing WSUS with SSL

Here’s another great article I found while I was checking out what was new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning. This one was written by Travis Plunk and discusses the best practices for securing WSUS with SSL: One of the questions that always come up during the planning phase of WSUS is how to… Read more

Our WSUS home page has been updated

Just a quick heads up that the Windows Server UA security writing team just announced that our  WSUS home page has been updated to include a section for TechNet Wiki Articles.  You can check out how it looks at the following link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157 Great job team! Source: The Windows Server UA security writing team J.C…. Read more