Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Support Tools

Yes, I am talking about Support Tools for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). As of now, there are; Server Diagnostic Tool for troubleshooting Update Services Server. For help on running this tool see readme file. Client Diagnostic Tool for troubleshooting Client Machines. For help on running this tool see readme file. Keep an eye on Windows Server Update Services Downloads Page for all the tools related to WSUS.

WSUS Export Import: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) FAQ Continued – II

While Exporting WSUS to a disconnected network server, the following error is logged in the the import log file;“<ImportError Message=”The metadata format is incorrect” /></ImportLog>”The import was not succesfull and eventually, export fails. Trivia: WSUS Admin wants to modify the metadata so that the downsteram WSUS Admin should not be able to see the Un-Approved Updates and so he plays with Package.xml file. Looks like he is modifying the meta data. This is logged from Package.XML”<!–  edited with XMLSPY v5 rel. 3 U (http://www.xmlspy.com) by Christophe Michel (Thales Security Systems)   –> “ And, obivously the import – export fails. That … Continue reading WSUS Export Import: Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) FAQ Continued – II

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) FAQ Continued – I

Continued from http://msmvps.com/athif/archive/2005/08/17/63110.aspx Q. Does Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support patches for Exchange 2000?   A. YES, WSUS Supports patches for Windows 2000+, Exchange 2000+, SQL Server 2000+, and Office XP+ with expanding support. More information on http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/evaluation/compare.mspx   Quoting from WSUS Overview document, “Initially, Microsoft Update, to which at least one WSUS server must connect to get available updates and update information,  will make available updates for Microsoft Windows, Office, SQL Server, and Exchange. Additional Microsoft product updates will become available on Microsoft Update in the future.”   More information on WSUS Guides.   Q. If you have … Continue reading Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) FAQ Continued – I

Known WSUS Issues on WSUSWIKI.com

Today, I have added another known WSUS issue on Known WSUS Issues at the Wiki. For more information and troubleshooting tips, keep an eye on http://www.wsuswiki.com/ and the Patch Management Blog 🙂

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server & Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)

 One of the important issue with Windows Server Updates Service (WSUS) Administration is troubleshooting WSUS Server for downloads. You may encounter situations where WSUS Synchronization fails.    We will take a look at the proxy settings.   Most of the times, the culprit is the proxy server where in you have authentication defined on outgoing web proxy requests. This means Anonymous access for proxy is disabled. If you are using ISA Server as your proxy server, then you must create an anonymous access rule for the following windows update websites.   • http://download.windowsupdate.com • https://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com • http://*.windowsupdate.microsoft.com • http://*.update.microsoft.com    … Continue reading Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server & Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA)

Error while trying to synchronize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server with Microsoft Update (MU)

Unable to generate a temporary class: You see the following error while trying to synchronize WSUS Server with MU & synchronization fails at 99%.   Complete error message is as follows :>>>>>>>>>   System.InvalidOperationException: Unable to generate a temporary class (result=1).error CS2001: Source file ‘C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\m9yekbox.0.cs’ could not be founderror CS2008: No inputs specified      at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.ClassFactory.CallStaticMethod(Type type, String methodName, Object[] args)    at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Subscription.GetSynchronizationHistory(DateTime fromDate, DateTime toDate)    at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Subscription.GetLastSynchronizationInfo()    at Administration.Manage.Subscriptions.SubscriptionProxy.GetSynchronizationStatus()    at Administration.Reporting.CurrentStatus.CurrentStatusProxy.GetHomeStatusClientFunction(String xPostXml)    at Administration.Reporting.ReportingXPost.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)      at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.ClassFactory.CallStaticMethod(Type type, String methodName, Object[] args) at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Subscription.GetSynchronizationHistory(DateTime fromDate, DateTime toDate) at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Subscription.GetLastSynchronizationInfo() … Continue reading Error while trying to synchronize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server with Microsoft Update (MU)

Sample scripts for managing the client-side version of Windows Update

Earlier, we saw Tales from the script to manage Automatic Update Client (AU) & now there are some more Sample scripts for managing the client-side version of Windows Update that ships with Windows XP Service Pack 2.   See AU Client-Side Management Scripts.   Display the Settings Dialog Box   • Display the Software Update Service Wizard   • Install an Update   • List Client-Side Settings   • List Proxy Properties   • List Search Properties   • List Service Properties       • List System Information Properties   • List Update History   • Modify the Update … Continue reading Sample scripts for managing the client-side version of Windows Update