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Q: WSUS error and out of space

I am running WSUS from a Win 2003 server which is out of free space and giving an error message.

Question 1: what is it safe to delete from the WSUS\WsusContent folder to make more room (it is currently taking up 32 Gig of a 40 gig hard drive)

Question 2: I don't know if this is related or not, but when I tried to open WSUS, I got the error: Server Error in '/WSUSAdmin' Application. Parser Error Message: Unable to load file 'adminstrings'

Then it refers to line 258 of source file c:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\v1.1.4322\config\machine.config.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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A: WSUS error and out of space

I think some system specs are in hand here like processor, speed, ram, etc. Could you please post as much as you can. Are you running this server for a business or a private venture?

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I noticed that all of my workstations that are on Windows 10 version 1909 are showing as having the wrong version in WSUS -version tab.
Computer's on 1909 show as 10.0.18362.1082
Computers on 1903 show as 10.0.18362.1082
Computers on 2004 show as 10.0.19041.508

Anyone else seeing this bug?
1909 should display as 10.0.18363.1082

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Dear Team,
Can some one assist on how to check the data integrity between the downloaded microsoft patches in local WSUS server to microsoft wsus server
For example, if microsoft released the single latest patch and uploaded the patch in there WSUS server. Once uploaded then local WSUS server will fetch the patch and download it. Once the download is completed then how I would check the data integrity between
downloaded patch and available patch in microsoft wsus server

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I recently installed SP1 for Windows Server Update Services on all of our 2k3 servers. I have not had any problems except 1. I noticed that it was not working correctly and i attempted to use the management site which did not allow me in. I was giving a database error/auth failure.

I have been looking around the web and i am more or less having the same issue as:


When i checked the event viewer i noticed that it said it was having authentication errors. So i viewed the properties of the Update Service and found it was trying to log on with some weird credentials. I changed it to use the system credentials which was enough to atleast get the service started. However, im still having issues with actually having WSUS connect to the database.

Has anyone found a solution to this problem short of uninstalling and reinstalling WSUS?


A:WSUS SP1 - Error 421

The only solution to this problem that i have found is to re-run the setup and uninstall the database. Make sure to leave the update files and logs.

Then simply re-install the wsus and it is up and working without hardly any configuration.


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Hello everyone, I would like to receive help, my wsus server presents an error, after it has been formatted it does not display the management console.

making it difficult to update the networked computers.

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I'm running windows 2003 w/AD. I'm unale to get my Windows update service(wsus) to run correctly. I've read many articles and tried many fixes. I've pasted the text from the logfile. Any help would be reatly appreciated. Thank You in advance..
HECK YOUR SERVER CONFIGURATION One or more updates service components could not be contacted check your server status and ensure that the windows server update service is running. Non-running services: Selfupdate

ISAPI filter filter name stsfltr priority *unknown*
2006-02-26 04:16:32.046 UTC Info w3wp.7720 ThreadEntry SusEventDispatcher.DispatchManagerDatabasePollingThreadProc
2006-02-26 04:16:32.062 UTC Info w3wp.7720 SusEventDispatcher.TriggerEvent TriggerEvent called for NotificationEventName: ConfigurationChange, EventInfo: ConfigurationChange
2006-02-26 04:16:32.078 UTC Info w3wp.14 ThreadEntry ISAPIRuntime.ProcessRequest
2006-02-26 04:16:32.078 UTC Info w3wp.7261 ThreadEntry SusEventDispatcher.DispatchManagerWorkerThreadProc
2006-02-26 04:16:32.078 UTC Info w3wp.7720 SusEventDispatcher.TriggerEvent TriggerEvent called for NotificationEventName: DeploymentChange, EventInfo: DeploymentChange
2006-02-26 04:16:32.093 UTC Info w3wp.14 SusEventDispatcher.RegisterEventHandler RegisterEventHandler called for NotificationEventName: ConfigurationChange
2006-02-26 04:16:32.109 UTC Info w3wp.7261 SusEventDispatcher.DispatchManagerWorkerThreadProc DispatchManager Worker Thread Processing NotificationEvent: Configurat... Read more

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I am running WSUS on Server 2008 R2 x64.  I have Windows XP, Vista, and 7 clients connecting to it without any problems.  I recently installed Windows 8 Pro from my TechNet subscription on one of our workstations and I'm getting
an error 800B0001 when I try to run Windows Update.  I have tried the fix found at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720211 already with no luck.  When I'm adding a new system to our network, I use a registry entry to enter the settings and another one to remove them
when I'm finished (I have a computer repair shop so we see lots of computers come through). 

Here's the registry key used to instruct the system to look to the WSUS server for updates:
Any ideas?  Thanks!

A:Windows 8 Pro WSUS error 800B0001

Here is the solution that worked for me.  The only issue I had was that my Windows 8 client still errored (different error than the 800B0001 error I had earlier) the first time I told it look for updates.  I had it check for updates a second
time and everything worked as expected.  It was provided on another thread that I was following as well:

Issues that are fixed
This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.2 provide updates to computers that are running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

Additionally, the following issues are fixed by this update:

Installation of update 2720211 may fail if Service Pack 2 was previously uninstalled and then reinstalled.After you install update 2720221, health monitoring may fail if the WSUS server is configured to use SSL.

Additionally, this update includes the following fixes:

(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530678/ )
System Center Update Publisher does not publish customized updates to a computer if WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the .NET Framework 4 are installed2530709
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530709/ )
"Metadata only" updates cannot be expired or revised in WSUS 3.0 SP22720211
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720211/ )
An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

Note Update 2720211 strengthens the WSUS communication channels.


After you install this update, Windows Update Agent (W... Read more

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Hello Friend,
I have newly installed WSUS on Windows Server 2016, I am getting error on generating report.
I already have installed Report viewer but this issue persists.
Please find the attached error screenshot for the reference.

Someone please help me to resolve this issue.

Amit Kumar

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I have a WSUS server having the following specs:

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1


I connect all of my PC within my domain with my WSUS Server.

The Win7 and Win10 PC does not experience any trouble when checking for updates but the Win 8.1 Pro shows an error 800B0001 when I check for updates.

Do you know the best way to solve this?

Thank you.

PS. My Windows Server was updated.

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I read another thread that you guys help someone out with where he was having the same issue I am having:

Cannot install IE10 Update!

You guys suggested for anyone else to start a new thread so here I am. I have tried numerous time to install IE10 through WSUS and Manually and I get the same error(See Screenshot below WUIEError.jpg) I also get an Event ID 20 in the System Event Log as follows:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient
Date: 12/10/2013 7:58:11 AM
Event ID: 20
Task Category: Windows Update Agent
Level: Error
Keywords: Failure,Installation
Computer: SL-3D4FLQ1.ad.scstudentloan.org
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient" Guid="{945A8954-C147-4ACD-923F-40C45405A658}" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-12-10T12:58:11.486535100Z" />
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A:Loading IE10 via WSUS gives me a 9c59 error

SFC apparently managed to fix one error - and CheckSUR found no problems.
The installation appears to have been halted by the following error...
2013-12-10 09:22:26, Error CBS Failed to pre- stage package: Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Package-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.2.9200.16521 [HRESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]

I would suggest attempting to bypass the error by installing IE11, rather than IE10 (it sometimes works!)

If that doesn't work, then try downloading the IE10 full-install package from here...

Download Internet Explorer 10 - Microsoft Windows

and see if that works.

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We use WSUS 3.0 and have recently manually added Ie10 which has been sent to a few test users.

It appears looking at the windows update logs it tries to install IE10 but fails daily with the error code 0x80070643

153c Report REPORT EVENT: {CF2C110A-B0B5-4574-90B8-425CE5CC199F} 2013-04-11 12:01:22:990+0100 1 195 101 {87E13ECB-C669-43BE-9E2A-01E567285031} 203 80070643 AutomaticUpdates Failure Content Install Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7.
any ideas what is going on?

Please see below for files as requested

any help much appreciated!


A:Deploying IE10 for Windows 7 from WSUS - Error: 0x80070643


really need help on this!

thanks in advance

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I am trying to uninstall RSAT tools from my Windows 8.1 client. I'm getting the error linked below on API and Powershell cmdlets component.

I already have restarted the pc, run the dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth and /restorehealth, tried to delete the reg key that cbs.log tells to not be able to delete itself (in this case the error is "cannot find" instead of "cannot delete").

The link is a onedrive folder in which you can find stamps of the errors and the CBS.log.

Thank you,
Francesco B.

Francesco B.

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I recently formated my desktop, I have everything saved on the (F) partition, and i formatted the primary partition (C) which leaves me with huge chunk of Unallocated space that is unable to use. Everytime i try to create a new partition, it says that space is not enough ( i even tried creating the min amount of space 8mb) when the space available is almost 500 Gigs.
I tried researching the web but no help... please help me im running out of disk space and i dont want to delete anything

A:Unallocated disk space error, Can not partition volume space

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I get this Error Message: "Low Disk space. You are running out of space on Recovery E:" Please tell me why i get it and how to turn it  off. It happens every 10 mins I just bough the PC there is no way anything is running out of space there is basically nothing on it

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We just placed a new Dell Dimension. It has a 40 Gig hard drive.

User keeps getting this message:




This machine has over 30 gigs of free space. It's impossible that there is a disk space issue.

Any ideas what could be causing this? Some sort of mis-communication or setting?


A:Disk Space Error - 30 Gigs free space

It should be a configuration setting. I'd call Dell if you just got this machine. Their "english" is a little suspect though. It sounds like some hokey Dell software reminding you to back up your drive. When does the message appear? After it boots?

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 I have a computer that has their "c: drive" almost full (221 gb drive). Every time it boots a message comes up saying "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified." So first I tried adjusting the Virtual Memory BUT, I only have a drive C and a previous drive that is no longer there. So I am not for sure what drive to set my virtual memory to because there is not enough space on C drive with it being almost completely full and the one drive is non-existent. I am sure its a easy fix and im missing a step but i appreciate the help guys   Thanks!

A:Low Disk Space "Temporary File Space Error"

I would type Run in the search box. Start it and then in the Run box type %temp%. This will open up the temp folder for the current user. These files are safe to delete. Log in to every other user and use the same command. Once those are deleted, use Ccleaner to clear all the browser cache then set the Paging file to 1.5 times the RAM on the system.

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Greetings Fellow ThinkPad Users: I recently bought two E520's (Dec. 6th, 2011). One performed perfectly. The second one however, had a defective "B" memory slot which prevented me from up-grading its RAM to 8GB, and exhibited an intermittent double-space problem when typing. This is an occasional problem, occurring only once or twice per line of text. Since I am a writer, one can see how this might be extremely irritating.  I shipped this machine down to the Repair Center in Memphis, where they replaced the systems-board and keyboard. They also re-imaged the hard-drive, effectively returning to me a virtually new machine. Astonishingly, despite these Herculean efforts, I still experience the same double-space error that I experienced originally. Quite frustrated, as one might imagine, I entered into the device manager and adjusted the "Typematic" function to the lowest speed possible. Actually, this did help somewhat, but I still have the same problem. Does anyone have any advice concerning a possible solution to this  annoying enigma? I would more than appreciate any feedback offered.........

A:Intermittent "double-space" error when using space...

Hi phenoixrisen and welcome to the community,
I know one thing that might work.
Go into Control Panel, keyboard, under character repeat move the slider for set delay to long.  
That gives a slight delay before a key will repeat.  It might just be enough.

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Hello everyone, I've looked around at other threads related to my issue, and I can't seem to find a correct answer.
I have a computer lab that I've recently installed a Windows 7 Enterprise image onto 35 Dell Optiplex computers (most are 380's, a few older 360's).
I created the image using MDT2010 and used one of the 380's as a reference.
All has been well for about a month or two but recently 6 computers are giving me Windows Update errors with the error code of 80080005.
I have a WSUS 3.0 SP2 server running, and all of my other computers seem to be getting their updates just fine.  WSUS has the problematic computers in it's database, but it shows that they haven't checked in for "x" days.
I have Avast 4.8 Professional installed, I have OpenDNS configured to block bad websites, ____, etc. and I also use an Untangle server to prevent access to bad websites.  I've ran a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan on the affected computers, as well
as Windows Defender scan, and Windows Live OneCare scans, and all have found no malicious software.
I have also tried resetting the Windows update service as described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 as well as a script that supposedly does the same thing, but also resets all previous
update events, but I can't find the script source right now (I had ran it last week, and it didn't work).
I'm currently running a SFC /Scannow on one of the computers, and now it has finished.  It gives the... Read more

A:Windows Update Error 80080005 Windows 7 Client with WSUS 3.0 SP2 server

Alright, I re-attempted to run the "SFC /scannow" command under a Administrator Command Prompt window, and got this error:
"SFC /scannow error message: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
I searched around a bit, and found a suggestion to check that the TrustedInstaller/Windows Module Installer is running.
When trying to start the Windows Module Installer, I get this error: 

Windows Modules Installer - Error 1450 Insufficient System Resources
What a fun problem this is turning out to be.  I'd like
to just re-image these computers, but I fear that it'll just happen again and I'm wondering why it's only a handful of computers that are affected, yet I have over 65 machines that were all installed from the same exact image.
I'll keep poking along trying to find something that fixes this darn issue.  If anybody comes up with any ideas, I'll gladly try them.  Thanks!
Just found this: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproui/thread/42e2a200-defe-4c6b-a1b3-606836dcfabb
and I'm trying the suggestion to set the registry limit size to "no limit" (setting hex value of 0xfffffff) to see if it works.  If it gets the sfc to run, it might fix my windows update issue as well.
I have ArcGIS installed on 25 of the lab machines, and according to the link that I posted above, others have experienced problems after installing the ArcGIS software.  ... Read more

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I done a lot of reading on this topic but everything i try does not seem to help, now i found this really nice topic from HP to fix this problem. But the main problem is after i done what they said it did not look like i have anything to delete in the Recovery D, So i am not 100% so could someone tell me if there is anything that can be deleted in my recovery D i will show the Image of it.


Here is a link to photobucket showing the recovery D full.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/RecoveryDfull.jpg
And here is a link of what inside the recovery D as i look inside as it said from the HP link above.

http://i1195.photobucket.com/albums/aa389/TheCenter2012/Windows Vista/FilesinrecoveryD.jpg

Close up pic of the files here the link.

Now is there anyway to solve this problem ?

A:Error: Low Disk Space. You are running out of disk space on Recovery (D:) For Vista,

Hi and welcome

We could use a screen shot of the drive D partition but probably your backups are stored there and you can delete the oldest to free up some space. Make sure you have another before you delete it. That partition is tiny bTW 9 gigs is way too small to be effective.

Ken J

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How can I install WSUS on Windows XP Pro for use in a Workgroup?


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Q: Wsus

OK, I finally have got around to installing Windows Server Update Services and am sitting down to try and confgure it. It appears to be installed and has downloaded loads of updates which I will look though later, but at the moment I'm trying to set up the client computers, via a GPO.
I've been through the step-by-step help file:
Creating a WSUS GPO, Adding Template, Server direction, Behaviour config. I've linked the GPO to a group object, which contains one computer (the one sat on my desk).
In the WSUS management console thingy under computers however, I am seeing 3 computers that aren't a member of the group.

The only setting I omitted from the step-by-step guide was the set-up of contact frequency between server and computer, and I suspect this may be the cause of a problem? But I omitted it because the option doesn't appear to exist in my console.

I am running Server 2003 standard SP1, with XP pro SP2 clients.

Any ideas anyone? Cheers.


Since this is a networking problem you are having I would suggest to ask a moderator to move this post to the Networking forum, There are techs there that would better help you on this problem. Just click on the little triangle at the top right of the thread window and ask to have it moved.

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All of a sudden when launching the WSUS application on Windows server 2012 RS2 the home screen just gets stuck on loading and then goes to a 'reset server node' error. This typically started happening before this problem when trying to run the Server cleanup
wizard but now it just doesnt work at all and goes right into the error message. I tried running other links from the options tab but would eventually get the errors below and then eventually the 'Reset Server Node' error. Any help is appreciated.

Support analyst

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Q: Wsus

Just trying to install WSUS on a replica server. I've successfully installed it on server and replicated to another just having problem with 3rd one.

When it tries to install WMSDE, I get the following error

2006-05-25 12:02:13 Success MWUSSetup WSUS Server Setup Started.
2006-05-25 12:02:13 Success MWUSSetup Parsing command line arguments
2006-05-25 12:02:13 Success MWUSSetup WSUS Setup: Performing Install
2006-05-25 12:02:14 Success MWUSSetup Validating pre-requisites
2006-05-25 12:02:14 Success MWUSSetup .Net framework SP1 is detected on this machine
2006-05-25 12:02:14 Success MWUSSetup Creating WSUS registry key
2006-05-25 12:02:14 Success MWUSSetup Initializing installation details
2006-05-25 12:02:14 Success MWUSSetup Initializing wizard
2006-05-25 12:02:19 Success MWUSSetup No SQL instances found
2006-05-25 12:02:29 Success MWUSSetup Installing ASP.Net
2006-05-25 12:02:38 Success MWUSSetup Asp.Net is installed successfully
2006-05-25 12:02:38 Success MWUSSetup ASP.Net is installed successfully
2006-05-25 12:02:38 Success MWUSSetup MSXML2 is already installed on this machine
2006-05-25 12:02:38 Success MWUSSetup Installing WMSDE
2006-05-25 12:03:55 Error MWUSSetup WMSDE Installation Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2006-05-25 12:03:55 Error MWUSSetup InstallWMSDE Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2006-05-25 12:03:55 Error MWUSSetup Installation of WMSDE failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation... Read more


Have you looked at the other log?

2006-05-25 12:03:55 Success MWUSSetup WSUS Server installation failed. You can look at C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\WSUSMSDESetup_060525_1202.log file to determine the cause of the failure

What does that log say?

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Q: Wsus


Does anyone have any experience with this system and the possibility that it may cause windows works stations, 2000 Pro specifically, to Blue Screen with a 7B error. We had a push go out this weekend and have come in Monday morning to a Rash of BSOD"S. The workstations are all Dell Optiplex series GX240's - GX270's. The WSUS is explained in the link above.

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Q: Wsus

Hi guys,

I've build WSUS server for my office intranet on Windows Server 2003 enterprise edition. The installation/ server works perfectly. But i have a problem,where the clients cannot access the WSUS server website (eg: http://wsusservername ) - Under Construction site will apper - but if i want to configure the WSUS server using web-base (egL http://wsusservername/WSUSAdmin ) it works well. Any suggestion?

Thanks for your help..


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I want to ask that like before April'17 we were able to see the group of KB Articles under a given MSRC / Bulletin ID when we try to search in WSUS, would it be possible to see the KB Articles under a particular CVE in WSUS now in future?

Thank you

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hi mates

i have server 2003 SP1 and i want to install WSUS 3.0 SP1 but when i wanted to download i found 2 WSUS
one is :WSUSSetup_30SP1_x64.exe
and other is:WSUSSetup_30SP1_x86.exe

so we which one can i download and install it

pls if you could help with this

many thanks mates

A:WSUS 3.0 installation !

are you 32 bit or 64 bit??

usually 32bit = x86
64 = x64

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I have an 8 Windows XP PC's small network. One of those PC's works as the "server" so to speak.

Anyone knows if I can install the WSUS on the Windows XP server machine to be able to deploy Windows updates on the workstations?

I really don't know if this is only possible with machines running Windows Server software.



WSUS was designed to run within the server family of OS's you still have Windows Automatic Updates though.

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Considering we have to deploy workstations wit MDT, we wander what should be the more efficient way :

- we tryed to apply convenience rollup then WSUS in MDT process = about 45 to 50 mns from a Windows 7 SP1 source
- we tryed to apply WSUS in MDT process = about 50 mns from a Windows 7 SP1 source (quite logical)
We saw that it was possible to include updates directly in WIM, may it be faster : as all of updates have to be applied we don't think so, but we prefer ask.

So what should be the best and fastest way to deploy an up to date Windows 7 workstation today :

- source + rollup + WSUS
- source + WSUS
- source with updates included ?

We do not want to include then re-capture image for the moment.


Emmanuel IT

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Hello guys hope everyone is doing fine we just switched our network to an MPLS network and my network is a child domain .I ahve just installed WSUS on one off my servers ,but the thing is its not adding any computers our servers in WSUS , is there a domain policy that i have to check in order for the all the computers to sync to WSUS and a domain ploicy on the parent domain .Help Please

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I know this is going to be vague but I need to get a WSUS server running on a Windows 2003 Server to deploy patches to around 600 machines. I have downloaded the needed version of WSUS and installed it.

Any advice? Anyone use WSUS?

I have read the "white papers" and it seems to be a farily user friendly application.

A:WSUS Server

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i community, i have always set wsus settings via reg. serveral options here [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate] and here [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] have this paths moved in windows 8? is there any working reg file for wsus? thx

A:set wsus via registry

Hi schtebo

Yes, the path is correct. Have you considered Group Policies to roll out WSUS settings?

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Hi all.

I volunteer at a senior center computer facility. We provide 10 Windows HOME machines with access to the internet. We reimage the machines between sessions, and often between users to keep the machines virus and malware free. We also allow users to plug into our system with their own laptops, so they can access the internet with their equipment.
We chose to only update one of our machines to Windows 10. That machines insistance on downloading updates has been an issue. I typically install updates on Saturday on the Windows 7 machines, but the Windows 10 machine won't let us manage the updates. As a result it is often out of commission between when the updates are available, and Saturday when I can thaw the machine so it can install the updates, and freeze the machine again.

We mostly turn off the Windows 10 machine for the rest of the week if Windows updates are available. We have 3 years to plan and accumulate funds to address this situation.

I assume we are going to need to update all the machines to PRO,
Buy a Server
Buy a WSUS server
Network them all together and setup some WSUS scripts.
Hire a networking consultant,

Will we still be able to accommodate home users and android and apple tablets if our computers are controlled by a domain. I assume this will complicate DCHP.

This is so over my head, and I am the go to person on this.

How much is this going to cost at a minimum?
Can this be done by people who only know how to manage a router a... Read more

A:What do I needfort WSUS

There are a couple of settings that may help avoid the need for Pro or WSUS.

Since the Anniversary Update Windows 10 Home can set Active Hours...
...and you can reduce the amount of data being downloaded with:

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Hi. I've been an IT student for a while now but I don't have more than an overview of Servers. Can a server control any policies on it's clients without using group policies and active directory? I'm trying to understand configuring clients to use a WSUS server when you can't use active directory. Instead, would you have to configure each individual client, using local group policy, to update from the WSUS instead of the Update website? Thank you for any help. Shannon.

A:Windows 7 and WSUS

Hi Shanon Welcome to TSF

WSUS is windows update system that will monitor updates released by MS and tell you so you can approve or decline updates before they are applied to all the Computers in your domain environment so instead of computers going out to MS site and looking up updates and then downloading them individually they will be looking at the WSUS server and WSUS will download updates one time and then apply to rest of the computers (saves bandwidth)
As for WSUS and group policy - WSUS gets updates - GPO created for WSUS will dictate which updates will go to which workstation in which OU
Again this does not mean that client can't open up Windows update from Control panel and hit the link to "check online for updates from MS Update" and download whatever they feel like

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I've checked the microsoft page but couldn't find the patch installation script.
I need the script which install the patches (get the patches from WSUS not to get via internet) and reboot the server (Having one wsus server in an environment. Patches sync with the help of GPMC).

Thanks in advance,

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Cannot find internet explorer 11 in the WSUS catalogue.
I followed this topic:

A:IE 11 not in wsus catalogue

Cannot find internet explorer 11 in the WSUS catalogue.


only mentions the Dictionary?

Robert Aldwinckle

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I have WSUS v.3.1 installed on a a server loaded with Windows Server 2003. The software was working fine up until a week or so ago, and now I am unable to download updates. All updates tell me that "This update does not have Microsoft license terms". I have uninstalled/reinstalled the software 3 times and still run into the same issue. I have researched the issue online and have found no help. I am hoping that someone has experienced the same issue as myself, and can help me in resolving the issue. Thanks in advance for your help.


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My new job includes overseeing about 200 workstations that use WSUS to
acquire Windows patches. I have never worked with this before and my
predecessor is not available. Today I checked to see if the workstations are
receiving updates and it appears they are not (I looked for a Windows Media
Player 10 file wmp.dll which was recently part of a Microsoft patch; the date
on the workstation did not match the date on the Microsoft document for this
file). I do not know where to start to find when the last successful update
was or where the problem is. Below is the latest log file. I am using a
Windows 2003 server as the WSUS server. Any assistance would be appreciated.

2006-01-06 12:07:44.35 server Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - 8.00.884
(Intel X86)
Nov 29 2003 20:52:47
Copyright (c) 1988-2003 Microsoft Corporation
Desktop Engine (Windows) on Windows NT 5.2 (Build 3790: Service Pack 1)

2006-01-06 12:07:44.35 server Copyright (C) 1988-2002 Microsoft
2006-01-06 12:07:44.35 server All rights reserved.
2006-01-06 12:07:44.35 server Server Process ID is 324.
2006-01-06 12:07:44.35 server Logging SQL Server messages in file
2006-01-06 12:07:44.45 server SQL Server is starting at priority class
'normal'(1 CPU detected).
2006-01-06 12:07:44.48 server SQL Server configured for thread mode
2006-01-06 12:07:44.48 server Using dynamic lock allocation. [500] Lock
Blocks, [1000] Lock Owner Blocks.
200... Read more

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Hi all and a Happy New Year.
Right let's get back into the swing of things.
I am running WSUS on a Windows 2003 Web Edition.
WSUS comes with the free Microsoft database not SQL Server
My question to you all is!!!

Is it possible to access the database files the same way you would do a SQL Query?

I've got a copy of the WSUS Data files and i'm looking into extracting only the data i require from the files, rather than printing out the very good report that is generated by WSUS.

Any ideas welcome


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Has anyone seen Defender Updates within WSUS? I have Defender as one of the Synch options within WSUS but I cannot see, nor find, any apparent Defender updates in the database. Currently my Defender signature is way out of date, and Windows Update site is blocked via Group Policy.

A:Defender And Wsus

There was one recently. Did you get that?

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Before July 2010, XP SP2 clients can download patches from WSUS. After that, all XP SP2 clients cannot download patches from WSUS but SP3 clients can.

Is it Microsoft's policy?
If yes, can use WSUS to download SP3 to SP2 clients?



A:XP SP2 download patches from WSUS

Microsoft has been pushing out Windows XP and some other products, removing support for them in favour of newer products, so yes it is.

I would have thought you could get XP SP3 on machines with SP2, but not too sure.

Download details: Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers

Could this be of help?

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Hey guys,

I ran into a snag when trying to install .NET 3.5 (from Programs and Features) on our Windows 10 Enterprise domain machines.

We recently started using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) for our domain machines to save bandwidth when installing updates on everybody's PCs. I created a GPO and configured automatic installs, as well as specified the Intranet WSUS server connection. I did NOT disable checking online, so in Windows 7+8 there is an option to "check online for updates", and in Windows 10 we have this:
However, it seems to ONLY check the WSUS server when trying to add optional features, and thus causes an error as the files are not there. I did some searches, and found what was said to be a solution: enabling this policy:

Administrative Templates, System, ?Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair? to ?Enabled? and checking the box ?Contact Windows Update directly to download repair content instead of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)?
What's interesting is that this DID fix the problem... on Windows 8 and 8.1 machines. But on Windows 10 I still get the error. I have seen threads where people said that GPO fixed it for them, so I'm not sure why it isn't working in my case. Yes, I've done gpupdate /force several times, and it's not just one machine that has this problem, all of our W10 domain machines do it.

To clarify, we're using the x64 version of Windows 10 Enterprise. Not LTSB, just... Read more

A:0x800F081F when using WSUS on Domain

I have the same exact issue in my environment.

The GPO setting to bypass WSUS for adding features works on 2012 and 8.x but not on Windows 10. This is not just one or two but all Windows 10 Enterprise systems that have this issue.

If you watch the network, when you try to add a feature it still connects to the WSUS server instead of Microsoft directly, as though it's ignoring the GPO option.

If they are removed from the domain, it works fine downloading from Microsoft directly.

Using source media via command line also works, but I don't want to do that long term for many systems on the network.

Anyone found a fix yet?

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Hello together,
since yesterday i am reading a lot and i did not find a solution.
Our virtual machines (Windows 7 64Bit) are not appearing in WSUS.
WSUS is on Windows 2012 Standard - WSUS Version 6.2.9200.22297
I can see in the Update Logs of the Clients:
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: GetConfig failure, error = 0x80244008, soap client error = 8, soap error code = 0, HTTP status code = 200
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: PTError: 0x80244008
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: GetConfig_WithRecovery failed: 0x80244008
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: RefreshConfig failed: 0x80244008
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: RefreshPTState failed: 0x80244008
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    PT    WARNING: PTError: 0x80244008
2018-09-27    16:11:54:698    1312    18ec    Report    WARNING: Reporter failed to upl... Read more

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Hope this is the correct spot for this. I just started to use WSUS in my domain.  I do have AD.   Out of the 60 or so W-7 Pro computers in the domain, 22 give me this message "Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Revert Changes".
 The 32 Bits seem not to be effected. I have some computers that have 2 or 3, maybe 4 failed updates. One has 64. Several have 13, all the same.  WSUS shows the big red X for the affected machines.

This is what I have tried.
I ran the System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821), It worked for one machine.
I have tried MS Fix It Tool but saw no results.  
I have tried selecting 1 update at a time for the install or downloading and manually installing. No difference.
I have removed the PC from the network thinking there was something I was controlling through GP. Nothing has made a difference.

In WSUS, I have selected Remove for the 13 failed updates.  These appear to be the ones that promote the revert.  I know that is not the answer.  (Will that remove the updates from the machines that were installed successfully or
does that depend on where I selected to remove them in WSUS?) 

I read (because I have nothing better to do on a Saturday evening) to try this: Go to regedit> Hkey_Local_Machine> Software> Microsoft> Windows> CurrentVersion> Setup> OOBE and change the value from 1 to 0.  Then run this
command: slmgr/rearm. Lastly restart.  I have not tried... Read more

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We have a new WSUS server running WSUS 3.0 sp1 on Windows Server 2008. I'm new to this so I was wondering if anybody would know it's it's capability be to deploy non-Microsoft installs and upgrades. I'm specificially thinking about Adobe products (mostly Adobe Acrobat). We will need to upgrade all of the computers on our network from version Acrobat 8 to version 9 pretty soon. Will there be a way to do that? Will there be a way to deploy updates when they come out? Or just one or the other? Is that pretty much up to the individual vendor? Do they have to make a special package that we put on the server? Or can we make one ourselves? Would that be hard?

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I have a Windows 2003 Standard Edition server where the C drive is full with less the 1 GB left. I would like to move some things off of C and put them on my E drive. I have Endpoint Protection I would like to remove as well as WSUS and install them on the E partition. Do you know if there is any option to install these programs to other drives instead of the C drive? Can I remove Endpoint and reinstall on my E drive? (I only have Endpoint installed on 2 clients as of now) Thanks. Patrick

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