SOLVED: WSUSPool in IIS Stops Repeatedly

If you track the problem down to an IIS issue in which the WSUSPOOL keep stopping, you likely need to expand the memory limitation and the recycle time: Launch IIS Click on APPLICATION POOLS Click on WSUSPOOL Click ADVANCED SETTINGS (action pane on right side) Scroll down and increase the PRIVATE MEMORY LIMIT and decrease the REGULAR TIME INTERVAL. The screen shot below shows the setting we are using at one of our clients:  …

SOLVED: WSUS Reset Server Node

If you repeatedly see RESET SERVER NODE in your Windows Server Update Servers (WSUS) console we have found three things that resolve it: Reduce The Number Of Approved Updates This should not be a problem, but I have seen it be a problem repeatedly.  You should reduce the number of updates by DECLINING large numbers of updates, for instance: If you have no ARM CPU based products, search for ARM then select all of the…

The Ultimate Guide To Fixing Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

UPDATE JUNE 2018: You may be interested in out 2018 How to Fix WSUS tips: SOLVED: WSUS Reset Server Node SOLVED: WSUSPool in IIS Stops Repeatedly If your Windows Server Update Services WSUS is having problems there are five easy things to do to correct it: Restart the three WSUS related services: a) WSUS SERVICE b) WSUS CERTIFICATE SERVICE c)  WINDOWS INTERNAL DATABASE (unless your DB is SQL, in which case, restart your SQL database) . Run a…

SOLVED: What is Windows Update For Business

Windows Update for Business is a new product from Microsoft that will be made available for free to corporate customers using Windows 10.  As of today’s date, the software has not been released and little is known beyond Microsoft’s brief explanations.  The key points are that WUFB will: allow IT professionals to manage which of their client PC’s receive updates depending upon whether the machines are set to the Slow Ring or the Fast Ring…

SOLVED: Surface Pro 3 Driver Firmware Packs Do Not Appear in WSUS Update Services

The short answer is, that is correct.  I could not find the driver/feature/firmware packs that Microsoft is releasing for the Surface Pro 3 in my clients Windows Server Update Services WSUS, so I googled it for a while then gave up and asked Microsoft Partner Support and this is what they said:   From your description, I understand that you want to know whether Surface Pro 3 firmware/driver packs can be deployed via WSUS. If I…

SOLVED: How to Distribute Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) Using a WSUS Server

Internet Explorer 11 will eventually appear in WSUS after being released directly to it by Microsoft, but until then you can still deploy IE11 using WSUS: Launch WSUS Click UPDATES (not ALL UPDATES but the root UPDATES) in the top left Click IMPORT in the top RIGHT of the Actions Pane When the MICROSOFT UPDATE CATELOG browser window appears type INTERNET EXPLORER 11 in the search field Note that I always have to close that MICROSOFT…

SOLVED: How to Move Update Services WSUS Content Files

If you need to move your WSUS content files to a new hard drive on the same server do the following: On the new drive create a folder named WSUS and a subfolder named WSUSContent Launch a CMD window as an Administrator CD to C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\ Type wsusutil.exe movecontent %content path% %logfile% Example: wsusutil.exe movecontent f:\WSUS\WSUSContent f:\WSUS\wsus.log In my case it took about 30 mins to move 60+GB. Note that MOVECONTENT does not move it…

SOLVED: Windows Server Update Services WSUS SYNCRONIZATION DETAILS, RESULT: THE ERROR TYPE IS UNKNOWN

There are several solutions to the error below, but in my case the issue was resolved after a simple WSUS > OPTIONS > SERVER CLEANUP.  This was odd because I run the Server Cleanup Wizard with regularity. SYNCRONIZATION DETAILS > RESULT: THE ERROR TYPE IS UNKNOWN TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for ‘Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSyncWebServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncProxy’ threw an exception. —> System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.ClassFactory.CreateInstance(Type type, Object[] args)    at Microsoft.UpdateServices.ServerSync.ServerSyncLib.GetWebServiceProxyInternal(UpdateServerConfiguration serverConfig, WebServiceCommunicationHelper webServiceHelper, Boolean useCompressionProxy)   …

SOLVED: Updates from the WSUS server Result In Error 800B0001, Since Latest Windows Update Agent Installed

BACKGROUND: Every machine I install the lastest Windows Update Agent on results in a 800B0001 error when getting updates “FROM YOUR SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR” but have no problems when getting “UPDATES FROM MICROSOFT UPDATE”. This is the same as: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/partnerwinclient7rc/thread/e64bdfef-f92a-4924-85f1-6b858ec81c59 All of the machines in question are Win 7 64Bit Enterprise and are of varying makes and models (ie. Toshiba R700 laptops, whitebox PC’s…). Machines without the recent Windows Update Agent, work just fine with either…