WSUS SQL Service Manager shows Not Connected

You might have noticed WMSDE SQL Service Manager shows Not Connected in system tray. Wondering why it shows as Not Connected??!! This is because you are running WMSDE on WSUS where there is no default instance & so SQL Service Manager cannot see it. This is normal behaviour. MORE INFORMATION Why does my SQL Server Service Manager say the database is stopped?http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com/articles/018.htm

WSUS: Automatic Update Client call recorder fails to init with Error 0x80004015

DESCRIPTION You see error 0x80004015 in WindowsUpdate.log and Automatic Update Client fails to update using Windows Server Updates Service, Client call recorder fails to init with error 0x80004015, Failed to initialize WU client: 0x80004015. SYMPTOMS You see the following error in WindowsUpdate.log and Automatic Update Client fails to update using Windows Server Update Service, WSUS 2005-09-26 08:10:27 1724 ac4 Agent FATAL: Client call recorder fails to init with error 0x800040152005-09-26 08:10:27 1724 ac4 Agent * FATAL: Failed to initialize with error 0x80004015 from component Agent2005-09-26 08:10:27 1724 ac4 Service FATAL: Failed to initialize WU client: 0x800040152005-09-26 08:10:27 1724 ac4 Service … Continue reading WSUS: Automatic Update Client call recorder fails to init with Error 0x80004015

WSUS: SelfUpdate Tree is not working

SYMPTOMS You see the following error on WSUSAdmin Page; Check your server configuration=====================One or more Update Service components could not be contacted. Check your server status and ensure that the Windows Server Update Service is running. Non-running services: SelfUpdate And, the following event is logged; Event Type: ErrorEvent Source: Windows Server Update ServicesEvent Category: Update Services Service Event ID: 506User: N/ADescription:The SelfUpdate Tree is not working. Clients may not be able to update to the latest WUA client software and communicate with the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server. THE FACT ·        The SelfUpdate tree MUST be installed into port … Continue reading WSUS: SelfUpdate Tree is not working

WSUS: Automatic Update Client Logged in users are popped to accept Office EULA

SYMPTOMS You notice, the Office Updates as approved on Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Server when installed by Automatic Update Client forces the logged in user to accept the EULA, End User License Agreement every time they open an Office application CAUSE This behavior occurs if your user account does not have permissions to modify the Microsoft Windows Registry.   RESOLUTION   http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;884202&FR=1   Right-click the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0 subkey or the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0, and then click Permissions.   Click Users (Computer_name\Users), and then click to select the Allow check box for the Full Control permission

Accidentally deleted WSUS Computer/Computer Group from WSUSAdmin Console

SCENARIO 1: Computer group accidentally deleted from WSUSAdmin Console?? RESOLUTION Don’t panic, this is at least not the DR situation!! All you have to do is to re-create the COMPUTER GROUP in WSUSAdmin console with the same name. Be patient, till WUA completes the next detection cycle & the computers will re-populate again in the newly created group using Client Side Targeting. If you are not using CST, then you have to manually move the computers from “Unassigned Computers” to the newly created group. SCENARIO 2: Computer/PC accidentally deleted from the respective Computer group in WSUSAdmin Console?? RESOLUTION The same logic applies here. It will … Continue reading Accidentally deleted WSUS Computer/Computer Group from WSUSAdmin Console

Where can I find find the wuau.adm file that includes all the new WSUS options?

There are several places to find this file; It’s available on every XP SP2 machine in the WINDOWS\INF folder. Additionally, you can find this file on the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server itself.  Browse to the the %ProgramFiles%\Update Services\Selfupdate\au\x86 folder and locate the wucltui.cab file under your language folder (en=English).  Open the wucltui.cab cabinet file to find the updated wuau.adm file. You can also download All Group Policy ADM Files directly from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92759d4b-7112-4b6c-ad4a-bbf3802a5c9b&displaylang=en

WSUS Mandatory Updates

Windows Server Update Services Updates are needed to ensure computers can be updated correctly. If Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) updates are not approved, some updates may not be correctly detected by computers. Currently, this includes Windows Installer 3.1 and Background Intelligent Transfer 2.0 (MSI 3.1 & BITS 2.0)   So, this means Windows Server Update Services Updates are needed to ensure computers can be updated correctly. These updates (MSI 3.1 & BITS 2.0) are mandatory critical updates and they will be automatically downloaded by AU Client.   Where is the option to ‘Automatically approve WSUS updates?’   Open WSUSAdmin … Continue reading WSUS Mandatory Updates

Review Synchronization Settings in TO DO LIST incorrectly displays new product classifications

This post applies to September 2005 Synchronization;   On WSUSAdmin page, in the To Do List, You might see “1 new product and 0 new classifications were added in the last 30 days.”   What is the new product & how to find that?   Normally, you can see if a new product or classification is added by looking under options, synchronization options, products & classifications in the UI. But, in this case, the UI does not show-up. This is strange!   According to Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Team, “This is because a revision to the Office product family … Continue reading Review Synchronization Settings in TO DO LIST incorrectly displays new product classifications

WSUS: Encryption Key Cannot be Retrieved

SYMPTOMS You may see an error when trying to make changes to the synchronization options such as trying to set a proxy server password or changing the time for synchronization. The error looks like: System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: The encryption key cannot be retrieved. —> System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: An error occurred in the DPAPI. HRESULT: 0x800F0005 at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DataProtectionApi.Decrypt(Byte[] toDecrypt, Byte[] entropy, EncryptionLevel level) atMicrosoft.UpdateServices.Internal.EncryptionUtilities.GetEncryptionKeyThread() This is what you get when you click on the show details button: — End of inner exception stack trace — at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.EncryptionUtilities.GetEncryptionKey()at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.EncryptionUtilities.EncryptString(String stringToEncrypt)at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.UpdateServerConfiguration.set_Proxy Password(String value)<SNIP>.Manage.Subscriptions.SubscriptionProxy.SaveSynchronizationValues(XPostHandler& xPostHandler) at Administration.Manage.Subscriptions.SubscriptionProxy.ValidateSynchronizationValues(String xPostXml)at Administration.Manage.Subscriptions.SubscriptionXPost.Page_Load(Object sender,EventArgse) WORKAROUND On Windows 2003 Server, make sure … Continue reading WSUS: Encryption Key Cannot be Retrieved