HOTFIX: Software updates are displayed as invalid in the Administrator Console in ConfigMgr 2007

If you are a Configuration Manager 2007 customer, we recognize you might have concerns about the impact of recent changes to Microsoft Update. These changes were introduced by either the application of the WSUS update KB 2734608 , or by back-end Microsoft…(read more) J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division Get the… 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 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2783466) 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 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

Will security advisory KB2719615 be added to the offline Microsoft Update Catalog?

UPDATED 6/26/2012: We’ve had a few questions regarding critical updates and WSUSSCN2.CAB so I thought I’d publish a quick explainer in case you were wondering the same. Question: Is security advisory KB2719615 going to be added for Microsoft Update Catalog in the near future? Answer: KB2719615 is a critical update, so like all other MSRC… Read more

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

Search for updates returns declined updates in WSUS on Windows Server 8 Beta

Here’s another cool WSUS article I found over on our TechNet Wiki page this morning. This one describes and issue where a search for updates returns declined updates on the Windows Server 8 beta: Consider a scenario where the following tasks are performed in WSUS running on Windows Server “8” Beta: A default synchronization was… Read more

Installing WSUS on Windows Server “8” Beta using PowerShell

Authors: Travis Plunk, Software Developer Engineer Yuri Diogenes, Senior Technical Writer Technical Reviewers: Cecilia Cole, Program Manager In our previous post, we demonstrated how to install the WSUS Role on the Windows Server “8” Beta using the new Server Manager. In this post you will learn how to perform the same task using PowerShell. To… Read more

Getting started with WSUS in the Windows Server 8 beta: Installing the WSUS role using the new Server Manager

Author: Yuri Diogenes, Senior Technical Writer Technical Reviewers: Travis Plunk, Software Developer Engineer Cecilia Cole, Program Manager J.C. Hornbeck, Knowledge Engineer Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is now built in to the Windows Server 8 beta as a Server Role. We launched a series of new articles at TechNet Library about the new WSUS and… Read more

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