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

WSUS documentation library updates for August

Just a quick heads up that we posted a couple minor doc updates for WSUS over in TechNet today: ===== Today our last wave of updates for this month just went live, here are those (both related to WSUS): – Configure the network connections: the update here was on the “Configure your Firewall” section, we… 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

Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Released to WSUS

The WSUS product team just announced that they released SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to our update services: Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 was released to Microsoft Update and Windows Server Update Services earlier today, Tuesday, June 28. You can get all the details at the WSUS Product Team… Read more

New KB: Windows Update may encounter error 0x80240fff when updates published on an internal server have the same Product Name and Category Name

Just a quick heads up on a new WSUS/Windows Update Knowledge Base article we published this morning. This one talks about an issue where after a Windows Update client connects to an internal server that has custom content published to it, the client encounters error code 0x80240fff. After encountering this error, the client can no… Read more

WSUS Troubleshooting Survival Guide

Our very own Yuri Diogenes posted the first draft of his guide for troubleshooting Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) over on the TechNet Wiki.  Not only does it walk you through how WSUS works and how to troubleshoot it, but since it’s on the Wiki you can actually enhance the guide by identifying missing areas… Read more

Announcing the release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0

This release of the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 completely replaces the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool version 2.1. VMST 3.0 helps customers reduce IT costs by making it easier to update their offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT… Read more

Fixing WSUS sync error "WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden."

Here’s an issue we see every once in a while in product support and since I didn’t see it documented very thoroughly anywhere else I thought I would do a quick write up in case you happen to see this some day on your WSUS box. Issue:  When the WSUS attempts to sync with the… Read more

A new product category called Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime will be added to WSUS

According to the great WSUS product team blog there will be a new product category called Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime added under the product family called Developer Tools, Runtimes, and Redistributables.  So what is the Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime you ask?  To run solutions that are created by using… Read more

New Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool category coming to WSUS

A new product category called Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool will be added under the product family called Windows Small Business Server.  The new category will include critical updates for the Microsoft® Small Business Server 2008 Migration Preparation Tool. Updates offered through this category will apply only to computers running the Migration… Read more