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Using PSEXEC and VBS script with WSUS

Q: Using PSEXEC and VBS script with WSUS

I am in the process of putting a batch file together to detect and force microsoft updates to a machine or a group of machines using PSEXEC.exe and a VBS script created by Rob Dunn and posted over at the forums at www.wsus.info.

I have listed below the steps needed to complete this task and would like it put together (if possible) in a batch file, UPDATE.VBS is the name of the script that I copy over to the machine and the PSTOOLS dir is the directory that PSEXEC resides in.

If I run these commands one at a time everything runs well, I would just like to know if it is possible to make this a "one step process"?


Ok here are all the cmds I need in order to run the script

1. net use \\TARGETMACHINE\C$ /user:"DOMAIN\DOMAIN USER"

2. copy update.vbs \\TARGETMACHINE\C$\update.vbs

3. exit back into PSTOOLS directory

3. psexec.exe \\TARGETMACHINE -u "DOMAIN\DOMAIN USER" -p PASSWORD -e -i cmd.exe /c cscript.exe //B C:\UPDATE.vbs


I have tested this on multiple machines and everything is running well. Any suggestions on how to set this up in one batch file? Of course I will eventually setup the PSTOOLS dir on a network drive instead of my local machine.

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A: Using PSEXEC and VBS script with WSUS

Ok after a few weeks of playing around with the script and lots of help from Karlchen over at http://forum.sysinternals.com/default.asp I got it running, it goes a little something like this:

@echo off
:: Programme: remoteupd.bat
:: Function : copy update.vbs to \\target
:: launch update.vbs on \\target using psexec
:: &nbs p; will read computerlist.txt and launch update.vbs on each
:: &nbs p; of the hostnames\IPs inside the file
:: Status : third draft, arguments given on commandline, uses a listfile
:: Note : we will assume "computerlist.txt" is located in F:\Work Applications\WSUS Force Update, too.
:: Usage : remoteupd.bat adminuser password
::
:: Check that 2 arguments have been given on the commandline
if "%2"=="" (
echo usage: remoteupd.bat adminuser password
echo Try again.
exit /b 1
)
set ADMUSER="ADMIN USER\DOMAIN"
set ADMPASS="PASSWORD"
set LISTFILE=computerlist.txt

:: go to the source folder
f:
cd \Work Applications\WSUS Force Update

:: check that the listfile is there
if not exist %LISTFILE% (
echo Listfile %LISTFILE% not found. Create it and try again.
exit /b 1
)

:: Finally, all checks done, let us do our work in a for loop
for /F %%i in (%LISTFILE%) do (
REM 1. net use if ADMPASS has got no space character the
REM double quotes may be removed
net use \\%%i\C$ /user:"ADMIN USER\DOMAIN" "PASSWORD"

REM 2. copy update.vbs
copy update.vbs \\%%i\C$\update.vbs

REM 3. disconnect from \\%TARGET%
net use \\%%i\C$ /dele

REM 4. psexec.exe, make sure this command is in 1 line!
psexec.exe \\%%i -u "ADMIN USER\DOMAIN" -p "PASSWORD" -e cscript.exe //B C:\UPDATE.vbs
)

:: 5. Done, delete variables
set admuser=
set admpass=
set listfile=

This will force any updates to the machines located in the "COMPUTERLIST.TXT" from my WSUS server by running the "UPDATE.VBS" script.

I however now have a few more questions for any WSUS people out there.

1. How can I keep duplicate computer names out of my WSUS server? I ran a "WSUS /DETECTNOW" script on a bunch of machines with positive results but of course a whole bunch of duplicates, is it possible to get them removed in a quick fashion?

2. New machines that are imaged and deployed? most effictive way to get them onto WSUS.

3. Machines that are no longer in production but still show up in AD? Therfore showing up in WSUS, how do I "cleanup" WSUS and get rid of machines that are no longer in production?

Thanks for your help.

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am in the process of putting a batch file together to detect and force microsoft updates to a machine or a group of machines using PSEXEC.exe and a VBS script created by Rob Dunn and posted over at the forums at www.wsus.info.

I have listed below the steps needed to complete this task and would like it put together (if possible) in a batch file, UPDATE.VBS is the name of the script that I copy over to the machine and the PSTOOLS dir is the directory that PSEXEC resides in.

If I run these commands one at a time everything runs well, I would just like to know if it is possible to make this a "one step process"?
Ok here are all the cmds I need in order to run the script

1. net use \\TARGETMACHINE\C$ /user:"DOMAIN\DOMAIN USER"

2. copy update.vbs \\TARGETMACHINE\C$\update.vbs

3. exit back into PSTOOLS directory

3. psexec.exe \\TARGETMACHINE -u "DOMAIN\DOMAIN USER" -p PASSWORD -e -i cmd.exe /c cscript.exe //B C:\UPDATE.vbs
I have tested this on multiple machines and everything is running well. Any suggestions on how to set this up in one batch file? Of course I will eventually setup the PSTOOLS dir on a network drive instead of my local machine.
 

A:Using PSEXEC and VBS script with WSUS

Ok after a few weeks of playing around with the script and lots of help from Karlchen over at http://forum.sysinternals.com/default.asp I got it running, it goes a little something like this:

@echo off
:: Programme: remoteupd.bat
:: Function : copy update.vbs to \\target
:: launch update.vbs on \\target using psexec
:: &nbs p; will read computerlist.txt and launch update.vbs on each
:: &nbs p; of the hostnames\IPs inside the file
:: Status : third draft, arguments given on commandline, uses a listfile
:: Note : we will assume "computerlist.txt" is located in F:\Work Applications\WSUS Force Update, too.
:: Usage : remoteupd.bat adminuser password
::
:: Check that 2 arguments have been given on the commandline
if "%2"=="" (
echo usage: remoteupd.bat adminuser password
echo Try again.
exit /b 1
)
set ADMUSER="ADMIN USER\DOMAIN"
set ADMPASS="PASSWORD"
set LISTFILE=computerlist.txt

:: go to the source folder
f:
cd \Work Applications\WSUS Force Update

:: check that the listfile is there
if not exist %LISTFILE% (
echo Listfile %LISTFILE% not found. Create it and try again.
exit /b 1
)

:: Finally, all checks done, let us do our work in a for loop
for /F %%i in (%LISTFILE%) do (
REM 1. net use if ADMPASS has got no space character the
REM double quotes may be removed
net use \\%%i\C$ /user:"ADMIN USER\DOMAIN" "PASSWORD"

REM 2. copy update.vbs
copy update.vbs \\%%i\C$\update... Read more

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Hi,
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,
R.R.Prabuyuvaraj 

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Hi,

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.

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjQn0MA5M2g-gRdiD_FxsQhAWlXA
Thank you,
Francesco B.

Francesco B.

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Hello Team,
Please I want to ask if it is possible for ATA to detect when an attacker launch remote code execution (psexec) against a server on the network. I know ATA detects when such attack is launched against domain controllers, but what if the targeted machine
is a member server or workstation, will ATA still detect it?
Thanks.

BR, David Sunday

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Hi there,
I am facing difficulty in using pcexec , i am simply trying to use an ipconfig command and remote pc.
both PCs are win Xps
psexec \\10.10.xx.xx -u XXX -p XXX ipconfig
but all am getting is
PsExec v1.98 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2010 Mark Russinovich

Could not start PsExec service on 10.10.XX.XX:
Access is denied.      HELP PLEASE

A:Could not start PsExec service

it should be something like this
psexec \\marklap cmd
ipconfig
after you connect to the remote cmd then you issue "ipconfig"

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Hello all, I have a question about setting up Remote Desktop on PCs in our company. For most of the PCs on our network Remote Desktop is disabled by decree of the management. When I do need access to a machine I'll use psexec to enable the service then I'll disable it when I'm done. Some of the PCs are accessed by normal (non-admin) users on the network using Remote Desktop - we're looking for a way to remotely edit the list of users that can access the PCs that way - it'll be one specific user allowed per machine so a group policy doesn't seem to be the right way to go... Basically I'm looking for a way to remotely edit a machine's local secpol, specifically the "Allow logon through terminal services" setting.
I found this MS article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457125.aspx that mentions the SeNetworkLogonRight but I don't see that in the registry... I must be missing something stupid here - there has to be an easy way to do what I'm trying to do... Does anyone know what that easy way is?
This is the command I use to enable remote desktop - it seems like something similar could be used to edit the userlist? Argh!
psexec \\machine reg add "hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server" /f /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0

-Oh, it's an Active Directory Domain, all the PCs are WinXP - Thanks!
 

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Hello Fangzhou CHEN,

Per your instructions below.  Is the U/P my admin info or the users?  Please advise.

We could use the PsExec tool to conduct the remote control.
1. Download the tool and copy to file to C:\Windows\System32

2. Run cmd as administrator
3. We could run the command psexec  \\ <computername >
-u <username> -p <password> <command>to run command in remote computer.

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Hi,
I have a question regarding psexec or an alternative perhaps? Basically, I have a batch file I made, that I want to allow a friend from a remote machine to exec. However, I want him ONLY to be able to exec this file, and not mess around anywhere else on the machine. Psexec gives too much privilege and he could open other things, etc. I did come across the program RemoteExec, but after the 15 day trial that won't be of much value to me(not paying 400$ for this singular occurrence). Any ideas or help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

Thanks
 

A:Psexec related question

Why do you want to give remote access to this file? This kind of sounds like a classroom project you are trying to get help with.

At any rate, what about installing Apache web server and having the file access granted through the webserver?
 

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Hi Guys I know there's probably a lot of these on these forums but when i type in the command

psexec \\computername cmd it says access is denied

I am running cmd as admin and havn't tried anything else,
i'm not very good with cmd so would someone please help?

Thank you

A:psexec access is denied

You need to supply username and password.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx

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I am looking psexec commands to fulfil below requirements
1) copy file into C:\temp on remote machines including bat file and source files
2) Install using batch files (EXE file using batch file)

looking sample psexec commands to install EXE, MSI, WSU, bat, cmd etc

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Has anyone experienced this or similar recently? We've seen multiple unrelated clients get hit with something that resembles a worm. It appears to use mimikatz to steal passwords for the currently logged on user (Active Directory) and then reaches out to other PCs on the network and uses psexec to run something. I assume it's trying to steal the next computer's username/password and so on. Processes can be seen in Task Manager running under other user accounts that are NOT logged into the PC. The users (which have never otherwise logged into the PC) then have profiles in C:\users. This process leaves the PSEXECSVC Windows service (visible in services.msc) and saves mimikatz.exe and other random KB_______.exe and ms_______.exe files in C:\ProgramData and C:\users\username\appdata\roaming and \appdata\local\temp. It seems to disable the Windows Firewall and Windows Update services, and it breaks Show Hidden Files so it can't be turned on or off.
 
Users have complained of audio/music playing in the background, and we've found .mp3 files in c:\users\username\appdata\roaming. It's hard to recover from this because cleaning the PCs one by one is great until an infected one is turned back on with network connectivity and hits all the cleaned/rebuilt ones again.
 
The thing that's most worrying to me is that I can't find much about this online. This appears to be the closest thing: http://blog.cylance.com/operation-cleaver-net-crawler
 
Any ideas what t... Read more

A:Some type of worm using psexec and mimikatz?

First thing first, it would have to eb running at domain adminlevel to execute through psexec, so change the administrators password pronto.
Also setup a group policy to disallow psexec.exce from running on C:\*
Thirdly make sure no user account has admin rights, ecspecially global admin rights or local admin rights.
If its conencting to each amchine IPC$ then im assuming it has the Domain\Administrator account token/password.

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I am trying to determine why IE7 installer fails to work when using PSEXEC to remotely install it?
I have the IE7 installer in c:\temp
This does not work (The switches are valid)
 
psexec \\new_computer c:\temp\ie7.exe /quiet /update-no /norestart /log:c:\temp
 
 
 
It installs fine with the same switches if I manually run it locally but I *MUST* remotely install it as I have multiple PCs to manage and don't need to bother the users 
Below is the log it generates yet it's not making any sense.

00:00.000: ====================================================================
00:00.218: Started: 2011/05/21 (Y/M/D) 21:11:52.900 (local)
00:00.468: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.609: Command line: c:\ba1df32f992674d86f0534\update\iesetup.exe /quiet /update-no /norestart /log:c:\temp
00:00.890: INFO: Acquired Package Installer Mutex
00:01.125: INFO: Operating System: Windows Workstation: 5.2.3790 (Service Pack 2)
00:01.656: INFO: Checking version for C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe: 6.0.3790.1830
00:01.765: INFO: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe version: 6.0.3790.1830
00:01.781: INFO: Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 7.0.0.0...
00:01.812: INFO: ...and 7.1.0.0...
00:01.890: INFO: Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is: 7.1.0.0...
00:01.906: INFO: iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:01.922: INFO: EULA not shown in passive or... Read more

A:Unable to remotely install IE7 using PSEXEC

Hi,

 

Regarding the issue, I’m just wondering that if you can collect the IE7 log (%windir%\ie7.log)for me, then we can try to find the cause.


 

Please understand, we need more detail information to troubleshooting the issue.You may upload the file via SkyDrive and post a link here.

 

Also please refer:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917925

 

Also if you want remote install IE7, you may use the .msi file to do. Please refer:

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942812

 

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e41d8800-d134-4356-a2e7-c01bee790908&displaylang=en
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Hi Tech Support,
I got below error when using psexec on remote computer (india). user123 is admin at india. Admin$ and IPC$ can access without error. Please help....
psexec \\india -u india\user123 -p [email protected] -h cmd
Error establishing communication with PsExec service on india:
Access is denied.

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Hi,

After migrating on Windows 10 from Windows 8 when using psexec I've started to recieve an error message when enumerating domain. Error is "A system error has occurred: 53". On other machine where still Windows 8 is installed everything works fine. 
When I use psexec \\pcname command is executed without problems, but when I use psexec \\* I've get  "A system error has occurred: 53"

Sorry for bad english :)

Thanks.

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I am looking psexec commands to install exe
scenario:
I had copied source folders \\server1\test  into  designation (C:\windows\test) via PowerShell
now I am looking psxec complete command to run exe on remote machines (remote machines will take from txt file)
PSEXEC syntax or command  to run exe on multiple machines 

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Ok imma give a full rundown of the situation. Currently on the network we are on because of the way it is setup wake on lan doesn't work, so SCCM has at best a 70 success rate for patching. So I am currently spending a couple days a week remoting into computers and running a batch file to manually update computers. I need a way, that isn't psexec to execute a batch file on a remote computer. If anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated.

Additional Notes
- Batch file is on share drive atm.

A:Run Batch File On Remote Computer Without PsExec

So, you are using RDP and remotely logging into the computer? If that's the case, you should be able to put the batch file on a network share, and then execute it while you are in the RDP session.

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I have created a couple batch files to easily update firefox on users computers. See the scripts below.

This executes a batch file on all computers listed in the firefoxusers.txt file.
Code:
psexec @firefoxusers.txt -u [I]AdminUsername[/I] -p [I]password[/I] c:\installers\firefox.bat
This is the file that is executed from the one above to install the file silently from a shared drive.
Code:
pushd \\server\applications\firefox

firefoxsetup.exe -ms

popd
My problem is that when I run this script I have no idea if the software was installed correctly or not. I am looking for a way to just output what was run so I can go through and see if anything failed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Output log file from PSExec batch

Not sure if Redirection will work or not.
http://www.robvanderwoude.com/redirection.php

You could try this.
psexec @firefoxusers.txt -u AdminUsername -p password c:\installers\firefox.bat 2> errorlog.txt

or inside your batch file. Not sure if this one witll work or not.
firefoxsetup.exe -ms 2> \\server\applications\firefox\errorlog.txt
 

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Hello.I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 with several problems:* I cannot accede to http: // es.mcafee.com from Firefox or Internet Explorer.* I cannot update the antivirus Mcafee. In addition, before its icon appears close to the clock on the task bar and now it does not appear.* On having looked for something in google in the Firefox, some links open windows with porn and mobiles. In Internet Explorer it works well.* The Firefox crushes when you sail with it (version 3.0.8).* Emulate also crushes on having executed.* Spyboot Search and destroy does not find anything.* Mcafee has not found anything (one week ago had the virus of the double tilde that it could erease).* SuperAntiSpyware does not find anything.* Malwarebytes ' Anti-Malware does not find anything either.* WebRoot finds a HackTool App/Psexec-Gen and Bullet Proof Software Spyware but since I do not have a subscription cannot eliminate them.I can't open Mcafee's page from the fail-safe mode with network's funtions either.HitJack log is this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:50:35, on 02/04/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\Archivos de programa\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService .exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

A:HackTool App/Psexec-Gen and Bullet Proof Software Spyware

I see you have Quadruple posted http://forum.securitycadets.com/index.php?showtopic=10287http://www.security-forums.com/viewtopic.p...48934e99b8d813fhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t216359.htmlhttp://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-...mcafee-web.htmlAll Malware Removal/Hijackthis forums greatly frown on anyone that double, triple or quadrupile posts, as it creates back logs and wastes our time! Since you are receiving help Katana at Security Cadets I am closing this thread.

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Hi there,
As described in the following link on how to run a disk defragment using Disk Defragmenter via PsExec http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/how-to-run-disk-defragmenter-on-a-remote-computer/,
would you say that all parameters mentioned by the author in the blog are applicable? If not, please could you specify which parameters aren't needed in order for me achieve this task efficiently, I've been trying to understand all the parameters for PsExec
and from what I can understand I don't think parameters -s and -f are applicable as mentioned in
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx. Reason why I say this is that when you when specify parameter -s (using system account) in the command and log on as a
user of that remote computer in which I've been using Remote Desktop to achieve this as well as Command Prompt, the prompt comes up with "Disk Defragmenter exited with error code 0" straightaway when logging on and logging off as that user on the
remote computer, the same also applies when logging off as that user on the remote computer when running the command when being logged on as that user whereas if you don't specify parameter -s the message is delayed for longer which is what I would expect,
I'm assuming error code 0 means that the task has completed successfully as mentioned in the following link
http://aumha.org/a/defragerr.htm. Another reason as to why I don't think parameter -f is needed is that the program (Disk Def... Read more

A:Clarification of running Disk Defragmenter remotely using PsExec

Case closed, managed to solve issue.

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I recently scanned my computer with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and Avira AntiVir personal.MBAM and SB S&D came up with nothing but Avira did. This is the 2nd time this month that Avira detected "appl/psexec.e" found in "C:\System Volume Information". There are 3 different instances in the Quarantine.Please look through my HJT log to help stop this recurrence.Also, users on this computer use Firefox Portable from portableapps.com run from 2 different USB drives. Both equppied with the add-ons NoScript, AdBlock Plus, and Web of Trust (WOT) to better protect us from viruses & etc.Thank you for your time.- - - - -Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:17:23 AM, on 5/15/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exeC:&... Read more

A:Avira detects appl/psexec.e reoccured 2nd time this month

Hi PixelPlay,Sorry for the delay the forums here at BC are always very busy and we do are best to keep up. Sinceyour log is quite old and alot could have changed, I would like to see a new log please. If you nolonger require any help could you let me no please, so this topic can be closed.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Thanks

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Hi,
I am trying to execute psexec command to remote machine.
My command is
psexec -u domain\user -p password \\machineName -c abc.bat
I am trying from windows 7(64 bit)  machine. The remote machines are xp and windows 7(32 and 64 bit).
In XP machines, it is working and also in some windows 7 machines. But in some windows 7 machines it give message-
"Could not start PsExec service on target machine.
Access is denied."
 
If I try to execute psexec command from XP machines, it works to all machines.
Suddenly what happen I do not know but one of the windows 7 machine( where psexec was not starting) , psexec started. but not in other machines.
Now I am very much confuse here exactly what happen. and what is the issue.
Please help. It urgent.
Thanks.

A:Could not start PsExec service on target machine. Access is denied.

Hi,

 

When opening the Command Prompt, please right click it and run as Administrator. Meanwhile, make sure the user has administrator privileges on target PC. If the issue
persists, try to disable UAC on both sides.

 

As far as I know the Security Level on Windows 7 is higher than the level on Windows XP.  Therefore, 'psexec' works to all machines.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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Hi,
We are unable to take backup of "Favorites","Desktop" folders in a user profile when scanstate is run remotely using "Psexec \\computername -s scanstate.exe /ue:*\* /ui:domain\user /i:miguser.xml /config:config.xml /c" command.
These folders are redirected to a shared folder on a server and when we try to see the folders by using UNC path(\\computername\c$\users\username) on the user's machine they dont appear under user profile. Even though "Documents" are redirected,
we are able to take backup of the "Documents" folder.
However, when scanstate is run locally on the system, all folders are backedup to usmt.mig file. We are using "miguser.xml" and "Config.xml" for scanstate, since we need backup of "Documents","Desktop" and "Favorites"
only. After searching over internet, we doubt that, this behavior has got something to do with "Shell Folders" and "User Shell Folders" in the registry under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Currentversion\explorer\shell folders",
where paths to all user profile related folders information is stored. We dont find "Documents" folder there, may be thats the reason why we are able to take backup of only "My Documents" and not the rest of the folders (Favorites,Desktop).
When scanstate is run locally, the backup of "Favorites","Desktop" and "Documents" is... Read more

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Hi,
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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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..

Regards,
adli
 

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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

A:Wsus

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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Hey,

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

Thanks

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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.
 

A:Wsus

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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Q: Wsus

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx

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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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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Hello:

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.

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] WSUS help

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

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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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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
Corporation.
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
'c:\WSUS\MSSQL$WSUS\LOG\ERRORLOG'.
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
processing.
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 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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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

MarkyB
 

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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.

Vince
 

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Hi,

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.

BR,

Emmanuel IT

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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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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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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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Cannot find internet explorer 11 in the WSUS catalogue.
I followed this topic:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn321452.aspx

A:IE 11 not in wsus catalogue

Cannot find internet explorer 11 in the WSUS catalogue.


C.f.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/kb2841134-another-less-than-wonderful-ie-update/6ba6b6e9-89d4-46cf-83af-28aae580d5d0

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=kb2841134
only mentions the Dictionary?



Robert Aldwinckle
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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 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:

http://www.wsus.info/forums/lofiversion/index.php?t7940.html

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?

wis
 

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.

wis
 

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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?
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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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Hello. I am running WSUS 3.0 on a 2003 server. It is syncing and not finding any updates since 3/17/07 which can't be right. When I go out to the Windows update site it only finds a IE 7.0 update.

Any ideas on what to look for?
Your help is appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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Where is the 2018 version of that KB?

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