Manipulating SUS Settings through the Registry!!

If you are looking to configure SUS Client aka Automatic Update Client via Registry (if you are in workgroup environment) then, you might want to check this article for Manipulating SUS Settings through the Registry!! Here are some more details.. http://www.faqshop.com/sus/hotips/manip%20settings%20through%20reg.htm#Top ***Edit the Code based on your options & requirement*** Script for WSUS is here; WSUS: Script to Manually Configure Automatic Update Client (WUA) for WSUS in a workgroup environmenthttp://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/articles/Manually_Configure_WUA.aspx

Error 0x80072EFE While trying to Synchronize Child SUS Server from Parent SUS for Service Packs

In this article, I will explain about an error while trying to Synchronize Child SUS from Parent SUS Server for Service Packs. SYMPTOMS You get an error while trying to synchronize the Child SUS from Parent SUS Server Error: Windows XP Service Pack 2: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/xpSP2_f8e85320da933bb0ec76a2ba3a2f7a8.exe’.(Error 0x80072EFE: The connection to the server was lost.) Error: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/WindowsServer2003-KB­889101-SP1-x86-ENU_6e6d2db2782­26bf7a257f86d8b5e056.exe’. (Error 0x80072EFE: The connection to the server was lost.) – Error: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/WindowsServer2003-KB­889101-SP1-x86-ENU_6e6d2db2782­26bf7a257f86d8b5e056.exe’. (Error 0x80072EE2: Timeout waiting for server … Continue reading Error 0x80072EFE While trying to Synchronize Child SUS Server from Parent SUS for Service Packs

How do I change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content.

In this article, I will explain how to change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content in simple steps. Follow these 3 simple steps viz;1. Copy all the files and folders under the \Content\cabs directory from the source server running SUS to the \Content directory on the target server.2. Copy the following files under the VROOT of the default web site\Aucatalog1.cab\Aurtf1.cab\approveditems.txt3. Create a VROOT called “Content” and point to the “\Content\Cabs” directory. MORE INFORMATION   This article is now available on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555352 How To move Software Update Services (SUS) content from one drive to other … Continue reading How do I change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content.

Are Automatic Updates with SUS working???

In this Article, I will explain how to test SUS for Automatic Updates. Now, SUS is installed and AU clients are configured (happily I assume), but, hey how will you check if everything is working, like how will you TEST the functionality. Let’s put this again in simple steps;   TEST SUS: First, make sure it’s synchronizing with Microsoft Update Server daily, looking at Synchronization & Application Event logs and then, do nothing, yes simply nothing, that’s it. Isn’t that simple?? Succesful Sync: Automatic Sync Started– Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:00:12 AM Software Update Services is up to date. No … Continue reading Are Automatic Updates with SUS working???

How do I move the SUS content from one drive to other drive locally?

In this Article, I will explain how to move SUS content from one drive to other drive locally in simple steps.   1. Firstly, stop the following services from the Command Prompt;   Net Stop W3SVC [World Wide Web Publishing Service] Net Stop WUSYNCSERVICE [Software Update Services Synchronization Service]   2. Copy Source Drive:\SUS\Content to Target Drive:\SUS\Content   3. Edit “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate\dictionaries\settings.txt”   Change: CabPoolPath, SourceDrive:\SUS\content\cabs To: CabPoolPath, TargetDrive:\SUS\content\cabs   4. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager snap in from Administrative Tools – From Default Web Site, Right click to the following 3 virtual folders and select properties, & Change the … Continue reading How do I move the SUS content from one drive to other drive locally?

Permissions required for Automatic Updates on Software Update Services, SUS Server

In this Article, I will explain the Permissions required for Automatic Updates on SUS Server. Permissions play an important role in Automatic Updates with Software Update Services, so make sure you have effective   IIS & NTFS permissions  IIS Permissions: Open Internet Services Manager, IIS and make sure you have Anonymous Access on the following Virtual Directories viz;   You have Anonymous Access on Default Website, You have Anonymous Access on selfupdate, You have Anonymous Access on autoupdate and You have Anonymous Access on content virtual directories. NTFS permissions: You have to make sure you have READ permission on the … Continue reading Permissions required for Automatic Updates on Software Update Services, SUS Server

Automatic Update Client Stuck in AU STATE# 4!!!

Automatic Update Client Stuck in AU STATE# 4   In this Article, I will explain, why Automatic Update Client Stucks in AU STATE# 4 and doesn’t installs the updates.   To see the AU State, you can run a simple Reg query from command prompt; You can download REG.exe from here.   Reg query “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update”       SusServerVersion  REG_DWORD      0x1     AUState                 REG_DWORD      0x4     NextDetectionTime REG_SZ              2004-10-06 05:54:40     ConfigVer             REG_DWORD      0x1     LastWaitTimeout    REG_SZ              2004.10.07 01:23:20   Also, Run Bitsadmin /list /allusers /verbose to see what is in the queue (BITS ADMIN is in the … Continue reading Automatic Update Client Stuck in AU STATE# 4!!!

Automatic Update client tends to update from WindowsUpdate rather than SUS.

Automatic Update client tends to update from WindowsUpdate rather than SUS.   In this Article, I will explain why Automatic Update client tends to update from WindowsUpdate rather than SUS.   CASE 1: This actually started with V5 version of Windows Update & with Windows XP SP# 2. This is actually normal. That said, it means, C:\Windows\Windows Update.log refers to V4 version of Windows Update & C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log refers to V5 version of Windows Update. That means, C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log (without the space) refers to V5 & C:\Windows\Windows Update.log log (with the space).  If you have V5 version of Windows Update, make sure … Continue reading Automatic Update client tends to update from WindowsUpdate rather than SUS.

How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?

How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?   In this article, I will explain how to install SUS in separate site and keep Share Point (SPS) or any other IIS Applications in the default website. The main purpose of separating SUS installation from the existing installation in the default website is to avoid the conflicting permissions as SUS requires the ANONYMOUS ACCESS on the website installed.   The best practice would be to install SUS on a separate website if you already have some IIS application sitting on Default Website.  … Continue reading How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?

SUS Downloading .NET and SharePoint updates Patches for all languages

Why does SUS Downloads .NET and SharePoint updates Patches for all languages?? Actually, it’s known issue now. For .NET Framework and Share Point updates this is by “design” in the current version of SUS, and you cannot avoid it. Therefore every localized versions of service pack for “Microsoft .NET Framework” needs to be offered users running an English OS. For instance, If you install the Japanese version of .Net Framework on an English OS, then the .Net Framework SP (which is considered a “critical” patch) is also applicable to your English OS.  That’s why you get multiple language versions of … Continue reading SUS Downloading .NET and SharePoint updates Patches for all languages