WSUS: Updates page times out while trying to view or approve updates

Hello, Joe Tindale here from the WSUS team to give you some tips on those timeout errors you may see when trying to view or approve updates. This problem is prevalent on WSUS2 but it can happen on WSUS3 as well. It usually happens when a large number of updates or clients are on the… Read more

.NET Framework updates not being offered to Windows XP SP3 computers

A week or so back I mentioned that KB943729 is detected as not applicable on Windows XP Service Pack 3 computers but I should also probably mention that this applies to a couple of the latest .NET Framework updates as well.  For example, you may have noticed that a .NET Framework 2.0 or 3.0 update,… Read more

WSUS: KB943729 detected as not applicable on Windows XP SP3 installations

We’re getting a few calls on this one so I thought it would be worth a mention here.  Thanks to Joe Tindale for bringing this to my attention: ======== Issue: You try to deploy KB9432729 –  Information about new Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008 via WSUS to Windows XP Service Pack 3 workstations… Read more

A large number of driver updates showing up in WSUS

Hello, my name is Joe Tindale and I am a Support Escalation Engineer with the WSUS team. As some of you may know we recently released some driver updates that resulted in an extra ~12,000 updates flowing to your WSUS servers.  At the root of this problem our drivers are published in a one-to-one fashion,… Read more

WSUS: Console shows update as Not Approved yet it’s still installed by WSUS

Here’s a cool tip on an issue that seems to get people from time to time.  This one comes from Joao Madureira, a real life WSUS support engineer from Texas: ======== Issue: When checking the console for approved updates, some updates may appear as Not Approved even when the update screen is set to show… Read more

WSUS: So why do updates offered on Windows Update differ from those WSUS reports as needed?

Joe Tindale, one of our top gun WSUS Support Escalation Engineers, recently wrote up a good explanation on why the updates offered by Windows Update or Microsoft Update may differ from the number reported by WSUS as being ‘Needed’.  If you’ve ever seen this and wondered why then take a look below: ======== Issue: You… Read more

WSUS: Migrating approvals during an update from WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0 SP1

Well, looks like I’ll be first to jump in on our new WSUS Support Team blog with a little tip on how to migrate your existing approvals during an upgrade from WSUS 2.0 to WSUS 3.0 (including WSUS SP1).  I actually got this question the other day and figure that if one person is asking… Read more