The long-term fix for KB3148812 issues

A new update is available for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.  This update requires manual steps in order to complete the installation. While the KB itself covers those steps, this post provides additional details on the release.   What KB3159706 does Windows 10 feature updates (denoted by the “Upgrades” classification in WSUS) are staged in encrypted…


What you need to know about KB3148812, Part Two

Here are the facts: KB3148812 requires some manual steps to complete its installation Failure to perform these steps leads to two issues: loss of WSUS console and client scans against WSUS Performing these steps (as listed today) fully resolves the WSUS console issue There is a chance that you will see client scan failures even…


Known Issues with KB3148812

UPDATE: A newer post regarding KB3148812 is published at http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/archive/2016/04/22/what-you-need-to-know-about-kb3148812-part-two.aspx. Hi WSUS admins, just a quick post to let you know that we've received word of some issues happening (e.g., WSUS admin console is inaccessible, clients can't contact WSUS) in the wild after installing KB3148812.  It is critical functionality; however, you don't lose anything by skipping installation…


Office 365 Client Updates via WSUS

Many of you have already seen the announcement that Configuration Manager can now be set up to sync Office 365 ProPlus updates directly.  This scenario is a direct response to requests for control of distributing these updates, and is an improvement on the past model (wherein Office 365 ProPlus updates circumvented Microsoft Update and WSUS…


How to delete upgrades in WSUS

(Alternative title: "Help, I synched Upgrades before installing the patch!"  This applies to anyone who missed KB 3095113 when it was offered as a hotfix, and subsequently enabled synching of Upgrades in their environment.  The upgrades that were downloaded happen to be from the Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade, but these steps could be modified…


For those on WSUS 3.0 SP2 (or SBS 2011)

As indicated in a previous post, we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a smoother Windows 10 servicing experience.  Because WSUS 3.0 SP2 is already in extended support (receiving no support at all after July 2017), and we are not shipping these improvements further down-level, it is a good idea…


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 coming to WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 will be made available via Windows Server Update Services for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 platforms on 26 January 2016 and this blog highlights some of the key aspects. The .NET Framework is a development platform for building apps for Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Server, and…


Important update for WSUS 4.0 (KB 3095113)

Most of you know that we released the Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade, which is the first in-place upgrade for Windows 10, to WSUS in December 2015.  To fully enable this deployment scenario, we shipped a patch to WSUS for WS12 and WS12R2 (KB 3095113) in October 2015.  Following this release, we received some questions regarding the…


Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 availability via WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be made available via Windows Server Update Services on 13 January 2015 . You can learn more about .NET Framework 4.5.2 here. Useful information about this release: The .NET Framework 4.5.2 is being released for the following supported platforms: Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows…


Upcoming Update to WSUS (KB 2887535)

We recently announced on the Microsoft Update Product Team Blog a set of changes made to the Windows Update Agent. In an effort to provide additional protection for our WSUS customers, we are releasing an update that enhances the security of Windows Update, the Microsoft Update (WU/MU) Client, and Windows Server Update Services. The update…