WSUS 3.0 SP2 RTM is now available!


The WSUS Product Team is proud to announce that WSUS 3.0 SP2 is now available! Get it today!

 

We recommend installing SP2 on all existing and new installations of WSUS.

 

WSUS 3.0 SP2 supports the latest operating systems including Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows 7 clients. WSUS 3.0 SP2 is more robust and features significant improvements in client performance, reliability, and increased server usability and reliability.

Administrators will see improvements in several areas including:

Reports

·       New Update and Computer Status reports provide the ability to report on only the updates you’ve approved for installation. You can run these reports from the WSUS console or use the API to incorporate this functionality into your own reports.

Auto-Approval Rules

·       Auto-approval rules now include the ability to specify the installation deadline date and time for all computers or specific computer groups.

Update Files and Languages

·       Improved handling of language selection for downstream servers includes a new warning dialog that appears when you decide to download updates only for specified languages.

Easy Upgrade

·       WSUS 3.0 SP2 can be installed as an in-place upgrade from earlier versions of WSUS and will preserve all of your settings and approvals. The user interface is compatible between WSUS 3.0 SP1 and SP2 on the client and the server.

Software Updates

·       Stability and reliability fixes for the WSUS server, such as support for IPV6 addresses.

·       The approval dialog now sorts computer groups alphabetically by group name.

·       Computer status report sorting icons are now functional in x64 environments.

·     A new release of Windows Update Agent is included with WSUS 3.0 SP2 that provides improvements in reliability and faster client scan times, the ability to perform ‘scoped’ scans, improved update organization, more clarity on update value and behavior, plus improved display of imaged machines.

Operating Systems Supported by WSUS 3.0 SP2

Server

·       Windows Server 2008 R2

·       Windows Server 2008 SP1 or later

·       Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

Client

·       Windows 7 client

·       Windows Server 2008 R2

·       Windows Server 2008 SP1 or later

·       Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later

·       Windows Vista

·       Windows XP Professional

·       Windows XP Professional SP1

·       Windows XP Professional SP2

·       Windows XP Professional SP3 or later

·       Windows 2000 SP4

 

For more information about WSUS 3.0 SP2 including documentation and download instructions, see:

 

1.       Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Dynamic Installer for Server Manager (KB972493)

2.       Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 (KB972455)

Additional information

For more information about this release visit us at our Windows Server Update Services page.

 

The Product Team would like to thank you for your support throughout Beta and RC of this release. Thank you for making WSUS a better product!

 

Regards,

Cecilia Cole

WSUS PM

 

Comments (59)

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have implemented it in the Workgroup environment where computer name could be same ….but problem is that same computer name are not registering in WSUS….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks guys!

    *Dmitriy went update his WSUS SP1*

  3. Anonymous says:

    If WSUS was updated to run on Windows Home Server (out of the box) and maybe have it’s own add in, I’d use it at home.  (It’s a good idea, trust me).

  4. Anonymous says:

    We have the problem, that using SCUP it is impossible to deploy QFE hotfixes (MSU based) to Windows 7 cleints. I placed this on connect in the ConfigMgr vNext connection. There I was told that this won't be fixed, because WSUS does not support "local publishing" of MSU Updates. Is it planned to be changed for future Versions of WSUS?

    Thanks for Information

    Tobias

  5. Marcus says:

    Thanks

    ETA for the localized Versions of WSUS SP2?

  6. mike says:

    Why is it that a new version of Report Viewer is required by every new version of WSUS yet you don’t include it with WSUS? It’s pretty silly. Every WSUS admin runs Windows update then gets the warning about report viewer, so they have to go to the download site to get it. It’s not even offered as an optional update for WSUS servers that go to the Windows Update website.

  7. Scott says:

    WSUS always contains all locales

  8. JAB_au says:

    Thanks guys, will get to testing this for deployment right away.

  9. OlliD says:

    "Upgrading" from WSUS 3.0 SP1 SP2 (uninstalling and reinstalling, additional installation of "Report Viewer 2008 SP1") are reset the properties in the virtual directory "Content" of IIS on the standard "a directory on this computer". A UNC path specified by with "wsusutil.exe movecontent" a WsusContent network then stopped working (client error code: 0x80244019 "error: failed download.").

  10. Midus says:

    It broke my installation.

    1. Region settings have to be set to English nothing else

    2. ReportViewer 9 has to be installed.

    Now I have to fix that dead WSUS … !@#$%^

  11. Jean-Pierre Paradis says:

    Can I upgrade a downstream server from WSUS 3.0 SP1 to SP2 if the upstream server is still in WSUS 3.0 SP1 ?

    I search the Release notes and the Deployment Guide but didn’t found anything about that situation.

  12. Twisty says:

    The install fails in SBS 2008 and leaves WSUS broken. Don’t apply this update until the problem is fixed. Now I have to figure out how to recover the prior WSUS grrr.

  13. Jim Willsher says:

    Why does SP2 feel the need to uninstall and reinstall, why can’t it just patch files like any normal service pack? It just totally broke my SBS2003 SP2 installation and it’s taken me 6 hours to get it back. Nightmare.

  14. Neal Humphrey says:

    I tried to install SP2 over 3.0 SP1 and get an error saying it couldn’t be upgraded, it says look at the wsussetup.log but the path it refers to doesn’t exist, nor does the file in any location, any ideas anybody?

  15. Bjorn Houben says:

    Both upgrades on our ESX test environment went without problems.

    Even though I created a snapshot before, it wasn’t needed.

    I installed the new report viewer and after that just next, next, finished the WSUS 3.0 SP2. There wasn’t even a reboot necessary.

  16. ryan says:

    Broke the WSUS 3.0 SP1 installation on SBS 2008 When I applied, same as Twisty.

    SBS 2008 admins / owners beware.

  17. IT Master says:

    It is the job of SBS to make sure their product works with new releases, not the other way around. Go to SBS or WSUS forums on TechNet for help, this is not a troubleshooting or complains page.

    Upgraded my SP1 to SP2 with no issues, thank you!

    "The" IT Master

  18. Jefferson Cowart says:

    I have a WSUS server running 3.0 SP1 on Windows 2003 R2 SP2. For some reason it isn’t offering SP2 to itself. (It does offer SP2 to some of my admin workstations with the client components installed.) I also tried using the Microsoft Update website and that also didn’t offer me SP2. Is the detection logic for this slightly broken?

  19. Aleksey says:

    wsus sp2 dont work via ntlm proxy…wsus sp1 work normal…

  20. Piet says:

    This broke my WSUS SP1!!!FOOOOOKK!!!

  21. Martin says:

    Why is it so slow? I run it on Athlon X2 2.5Ghz with 8GB of ram on windows 2008 R2 and the performance is a disaster. Clicking through updates takes forever, clicking through any options takes forever. I’m trying to approve or deny an update and it takes way too long. Do something about that.

  22. Stefan says:

    WSUS 3.0 SP2 is only updating Windows 2kx, Vista and Win7, WinXP is not listed as supported platform for the KB972455 update on the WSUS server.

    The manual update works just fine, without problems.

    Anyway to correct the supported platforms to include WinXP?

    Thanks in advance,

    Stefan

  23. xavi2 says:

    WSUS 3 SP1 in W2003 Broken

    2009-09-03 17:14:43  Error     MWUSSetup          InstallWsus: MWUS Installation Failed (Error 0x80070643)

    2009-09-03 17:14:43  Error     MWUSSetup          CInstallDriver::PerformSetup: WSUS installation failed (Error 0x80070643)

    2009-09-03 17:14:43  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::LaunchSetup: Setup failed (Error 0x80070643)

    2009-09-03 17:18:12  Error     MWUSSetup          DoInstall: Wsus setup failed (Error 0x80070643)

    any idea?

  24. bill says:

    Installation on SBS2003R2 failed (unable to create network Share was the message on screen but log reads:

    2009-09-04 11:07:04  Success   CustomActions.Dll  CopyADMFile:The system locale ENA is not supported. Using English…

    2009-09-04 11:13:54  Error     MWUSSetup          InstallWsus: MWUS Installation Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    2009-09-04 11:13:54  Error     MWUSSetup          CInstallDriver::PerformSetup: WSUS installation failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    2009-09-04 11:13:54  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::LaunchSetup: Setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    2009-09-04 11:14:56  Error     MWUSSetup          CWatsonHelper::Init: Failed to load WER library. (Error 0x8007007E: The specified module could not be found.)

    2009-09-04 11:14:56  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::ReportFailure: Failed to initalize the CWatsonHelper.  This is expected on pre-Vista machines. (Error 0x80004005: Unspecified error)

    2009-09-04 11:14:56  Error     MWUSSetup          DoInstall: Wsus setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

  25. xavi2 says:

    this maybe helpful:

    cd windowssystem32

    lodctr /R

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300956

    it worked with ‘WSUS 3 SP1 in W2003 Broken’

  26. bill says:

    Thanks,

    The install worked fine.

    As there are no updates pending I’m unable to thest WSUS but all seems good.

    Sorry if I created a double post.

  27. jerry says:

    The upgrade went fine for me on our main server. I haven’t done our downstream servers yet.

    New ‘Approved patches only’ reports doesn’t let you select multiple computer groups like the other reports do. You can only select one group at a time. If the patch isn’t approved at that specific group level then it doesn’t show up on the report. If you select the All Computers group then only patches specifically approved for All Computers will display. Any thing approved only at sub group levels won’t show up. This is uselsess for us.

    Also, the client agent upgrade can’t be managed. All clients get it automatically. We haven’t had any issues with it but not a smart design.

  28. Vladimir says:

    Does it support Vista with SP2 installed?

  29. Roger says:

    The addition of computer tabular reporting for approved updates was a great idea.  I have noticed a problem, which may be intentional?  We run a "Servers" group with several sub groups, one of which being "Testing".  When I release patches to only the testing group, they do not show up if I run a tabular report for the "Servers" group with "Include child groups" checked.  They only show up if I run the tabular report on the testing group alone.  They will show up however if approved to all server groups, and not just one.  Was this designed on purpose, or possibly a flaw?  Thanks.

  30. Mark says:

    How come the new version does not support Windows Server 2003 R2 by itself or with a service pack and neither does the client version of the software. If I missed something sorry, but just trying to figure it out.

  31. Dale says:

    Even a link here or in the console to the report viewer would be nice.  So far as I can tell so far, SP2 is just a breaking update.  What more would one expect from WSUS?  Updates?  Apparently not.  Now I will be looking for the report viewer download.

  32. Sam Prince says:

    Can you tell me if this phrase:

    "plus improved display of imaged machines"

    means that multiple computers all having the same SUSClientID registry entry due to being imaged after reporting to the WSUS server will now show up as separate PCs in the list in the WSUS console?

    I do hope so, because I could never understand the behaviour in v3.0 and v3.0SP1 where WSUS treats all the PCs as one despite them having different hostnames.

  33. Mark Walker says:

    WSUS 3.0 has several issues that are shortcomings in design from this user’s perspective.

    1) Status reports opened from Search dialog do not produce the same report as the ones opened from the main MMC window.  (Search for a KB number of interest and open one of the hits.  Note that page 2 of the report lacks the list of computers that need the updates.  Compare with the status report opened from the MMC window (if you can find the update in the All Updates list…))

    2) "Wait" indications from Report 2008 software are few and far between.  Sometimes the status line of the MMC window show some progress indication.  In the case of the Search dialog the greyed Find button is the only "indication"

    anything is happening.

    3) Summary pages are not so useful.  Sure the per computer or update summary info is very good, but the MMC list of computers in a group really only contains the names of the systems.  The other columns are nearly useful.  Compare with SUS and WSUS 2.0.

    4) Responsiveness of the total interface really suffers from use of the Report 2008 package.  For example, the change of approval for an update should be reflected in the window with the link used to change the approval.  Having to

    hit the menu item "Run Report" to see the change is worse than using a browser or CLI to do this work.  Why is the interaction of UIs devolving to wooden behaviors?  I’d rather see the return of CURSES terminal interfaces…

    5) Would it be so awful to have ctrl-f search the central scrolling pane info in the MMC window?

  34. ML says:

    Broken install. Unfortunately, as often with every WSUS SP.

    I will be back to the system image I took just before.

    And wait with SP1 the upcoming patching solution that comes in my company in a few months.

    Sorry, but this is really disappointing. I had never flawless WSUS updates since version 2.

  35. SC says:

    I really hope there’s going to be a fix for the "Dynamic Installers". It’s frustrating having all of my 2008 servers showing as "needing updates" for something that will never install.

    What’s the point of having a status for computers at all if it’s so hopelessly broken now?

  36. Adrian Yannuzzi says:

    Hi all.

    I have bad symptoms on SBS 2003 after updating WSUS 3.0 to SP2. Last night on application log appears more than 20k events related with WSUS Internal Database.

    Events ocurred 2 or 3 every second, from 9pm to 4am!! All events are like this:

    —–

    EVENT Source: MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE

    EVENT ID: 33002

    Access to module dbo.spGetChangeTrackingInformation is blocked because the signature is not valid.

    —–

    I’ve searched the web but nothing!

    Please, I will appreciate your help.

    BYE

  37. tom says:

    Upgrade won’t work for me on 2003 Server running WSUS 3.0 SP1..

    ———-

    2009-11-16 11:28:06  Success   MWUSSetup          Validating pre-requisites…

    2009-11-16 11:28:18  Error     MWUSSetup          ExecuteQuery: Failed to execute SQL query EXEC dbo.sp_helpdb ‘SUSDB’ (Error 0x80040E14)

    2009-11-16 11:28:18  Error     MWUSSetup          ExecuteQueryGetMultipleResults: Failed to execute query EXEC dbo.sp_helpdb ‘%s’ (Error 0x80040E14)

    2009-11-16 11:28:18  Error     MWUSSetup          GetDatabaseSize: Failed to execute SQL query EXEC dbo.sp_helpdb ‘%s’ (Error 0x80040E14)

    2009-11-16 11:28:18  Error     MWUSSetup          Failed to determine SUSDB size (Error 0x80040E14)

    2009-11-16 11:28:19  Success   MWUSSetup          Creating database backup…

    2009-11-16 11:32:04  Success   MWUSSetup          Removing Wsus…

    2009-11-16 11:32:08  Error     MWUSSetup          RemoveWsus: MWUS Uninstall Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    2009-11-16 11:32:08  Error     MWUSSetup          CUpgradeDriver::PerformSetup: Failed to remove earlier version of WSUS (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    2009-11-16 11:32:08  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::LaunchSetup: Setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    ———-

    And then in the eventvwr:

    Event Type: Error

    Event Source: MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE

    Event Category: (2)

    Event ID: 33002

    Date: 11/16/2009

    Time: 11:32:04 AM

    User: WARRENsysmgr

    Computer: IT_NAS

    Description:

    Access to table dbo.backupmediaset is blocked because the signature is not valid.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Data:

    0000: ea 80 00 00 10 00 00 00   ê?……

    0008: 17 00 00 00 49 00 54 00   ….I.T.

    0010: 5f 00 4e 00 41 00 53 00   _.N.A.S.

    0018: 5c 00 4d 00 49 00 43 00   .M.I.C.

    0020: 52 00 4f 00 53 00 4f 00   R.O.S.O.

    0028: 46 00 54 00 23 00 23 00   F.T.#.#.

    0030: 53 00 53 00 45 00 45 00   S.S.E.E.

    0038: 00 00 05 00 00 00 6d 00   ……m.

    0040: 73 00 64 00 62 00 00 00   s.d.b…

    Event Type: Error

    Event Source: MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE

    Event Category: (2)

    Event ID: 33002

    Date: 11/16/2009

    Time: 11:32:07 AM

    User: WARRENsysmgr

    Computer: IT_NAS

    Description:

    Access to table dbo.spt_values is blocked because the signature is not valid.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

    Data:

    0000: ea 80 00 00 10 00 00 00   ê?……

    0008: 17 00 00 00 49 00 54 00   ….I.T.

    0010: 5f 00 4e 00 41 00 53 00   _.N.A.S.

    0018: 5c 00 4d 00 49 00 43 00   .M.I.C.

    0020: 52 00 4f 00 53 00 4f 00   R.O.S.O.

    0028: 46 00 54 00 23 00 23 00   F.T.#.#.

    0030: 53 00 53 00 45 00 45 00   S.S.E.E.

    0038: 00 00 07 00 00 00 6d 00   ……m.

    0040: 61 00 73 00 74 00 65 00   a.s.t.e.

    0048: 72 00 00 00               r…    

  38. sevgililer günü hediyeleri says:

    wsus sp2 dont work via ntlm proxy…wsus sp1 work normal

  39. Manoel Jr says:

    Hi all!

    I would like to know the version of WSUS that come with WS2k8 R2 like a role?

  40. Zee says:

    hello every body actually i installed wsus 3.0 sp 2 but the problem is i am unable to open web site of my local wsus from iss but management console is working fine

    thanks in advance

    zee

  41. Bashee says:

    Broke my WSUS 3 SP1 Install, clients now show erratically. Two weeks work to get WSUS SP1 working (selfupdate directory thing) fixes . . . . down the drain. Go Figure . . . WSUS broke itself . . . AGAIN!!!

  42. Msn Nicks says:

    Thanks so much, Meredith! (and everyone!!) It’s great to hear from you, and it’s such a great encouragement.

  43. al fontana says:

    just installed on 2008 server R2 and all I can say is that doing anything in this is so painfully sloooow.

    Is there a fix?

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  47. Aman says:

    Hi Guys,

    Just wondering, how do I setup the reporting for WSUS 3.0 SP2 so that I can view the reports through a web logon instead of going directly to the server.

    I know this was possible in WSUS 2.0. I used to type is wsus.domain.com and I could view the reports, but I can’t do that any more.

    Can you please advise if there is a web address I can visit to show me how to setup IIS correctly so that I can view these reports through the WEB.

    Thanks.

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  51. Joe says:

    I am retiring a windows 2000 server running wsus 2.0. Is there a way to capture all of it’s info moving it to wsus 3.0 on a windows 2008 standard server?

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