Unable to expand message: SQL Server is unable to collect events due to insufficient permissions

I just noticed a Warning Alert in MOM Operator Console and it says: DESCRIPTION Unable to expand message 17055 [-1073724769] 18265 Log backed up: Database: SADAD_AX30_SP3_Live, creation date(time): 2005/02/01(12:50:12), first LSN: 3655:705:1, last LSN: 3655:765:1, number of dump devices: 1, device information: (FILE=1, TYPE=DISK: {‘E:\SQL2000\MSSQL\…\….200604301345.TRN’}). Name: SQL Server is unable to collect events due to insufficient permissions  and as the rule says ‘SQL Server is unable to collect events due to insufficient permissions’ (Microsoft SQL Server\SQL Server 2000\SQL Server 2000 Event Collection). CAUSE Then I started to trace the reason for this event and this was due to a change in … Continue reading Unable to expand message: SQL Server is unable to collect events due to insufficient permissions

WSUS and OWA

Are there any known issues if WSUS is installed on OWA Server? Personally, I wouldn’t install WSUS on OWA or any Exchange Server. But, it is totally supported configuration. Note that WSUS will be installed on a new site – “WSUS Administration” site on TCP PORT 8530 and SSL 8531. OWA by default will be installed on Default Web Site (on TCP PORT 80 and SSL 443) which can have Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to provide the secure method for accessing OWA. By enabling SSL on the Exchange Server virtual directory, the URL used to access will change from HTTP:// to … Continue reading WSUS and OWA

Delete Older Not Reported Stale Computers

Is it possible to configure WSUS to delete older computers which are not reported in WSUS for quite a time? To clean up the old computer objects, use CleanStaleComputers from Windows Server Update Services API Samples and Tools. CleanStaleComputers: This sample application removes computers from the Update Services server that have not contacted the server in a specified number of days. USAGE: CLEANSTALECOMPUTERS /DAYS:[1-365] /DELETE:{YES | NO} /PROMPT:{YES | NO} /DAYS. Days since the computer contacted the server /DELETE. Delete from the Update Services server or move to the Stale computers group /PROMPT. Prompt before moving/deleting computers  WSUS Product Team has … Continue reading Delete Older Not Reported Stale Computers

Microsoft Update Product Team Blog

So, Microsoft Update (MU) Product Team is now Blogging! Welcome to Blogosphere. You can read MU blog on http://blogs.technet.com/mu/. I will highly encourage WSUS Admins to read WSUS Product Team Blog and Microsoft Update Product Team Blog.  

Reporter failed to upload events with hr = 80244008

You see the following warning in WindowsUpdate.log – Reporter failed to upload events with hr = 80244008. 2006-04-25 14:02:20  928 e74 PT WARNING: GetConfig failure, error = 0x80244008, soap client error = 8, soap error code = 0, HTTP status code = 200 2006-04-25 14:02:20  928 e74 Report WARNING: Reporter failed to upload events with hr = 80244008. 2006-04-25 14:04:28  908  b0 PT WARNING: GetConfig failure, error = 0x80244008, soap client error = 8, soap error code = 0, HTTP status code = 200 2006-04-25 14:04:28  908  b0 Report WARNING: Reporter failed to upload events with hr = 80244008. 2006-04-25 … Continue reading Reporter failed to upload events with hr = 80244008

WSUS and Windows Defender Updates

WSUS is not downloading Windows Defender Updates. Why? Window Defender Updates will be classified as “Definition Updates” (The updates are titled “Definition Update 1.14.XXXX.X for BETA Windows Defender”). Open WSUSAdmin Console – Click on Options – Click on Synchronization Options – Click on Products and Classifications – You need to select “Windows Defender” under “Products Category” and “Definition Updates” under “Update Classifications” – Click OK and save settings. WUA is not detecting Windows Defender Updates. Why? Once, the WD updates are synchronized on WSUS, you need to approve Definition Updates for Detection. Open WSUSAdmin Console – Click on Options – Click on … Continue reading WSUS and Windows Defender Updates

WSUS and Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)

WSUS is not downloading Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). Why? The Malicious Software Removal Tool is in the Update Rollup category. Make sure you have that selected Update Rollups to synchronize with MU. Update Rollups classification is not selected by default, you must select “Update Rollups” under “Update classifications” to synchronize with MU. When you select “Update Rollups” under “Update classifications”, you might notice other roll-up packages (like Update Rollup for Windows XP e.t.c) are seen in WSUSAdmin console. Note that only Metadata for those rollups will be downloaded and the update files will not be downloaded unless you approve them for … Continue reading WSUS and Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT)

WSUS Replica Down Stream Server (DSS) – Issues and FAQ

How do I change the WSUS Replica Server mode as the Master Server (USS)? You will need to uninstall WSUS including the WSUS database (but you can let the “Downloaded update files” continue to be installed so that you don’t have to re-download all the content again), and then install WSUS again. Is it possible to set the locale of the replica server to be different from the parent server? Unfortunately, this scenario is not possible with WSUS 2.0. The configuration of the replica child server is always exactly the same as the replica parent – same language settings, same filter settings for … Continue reading WSUS Replica Down Stream Server (DSS) – Issues and FAQ

Create a Task to Display Service Packs & Hotfixes in MOM Operator Console

Justin Harter – MOM MVP has an excellent write up on HOW TO “Create a Task to Display Service Packs & Hotfixes” for selected MOM AGENT in MOM Operator Console which can be downloaded from MOM GUIDES on MOMresources.com. The procedure to create the task is achieved by simple WMIC command (one line); wmic /node:$Computer Name$ qfe GET description,hotfixid,installedby,installedon,servicepackineffect But, there is a known issue if $Computer Name$ contains special characters like ‘-‘ or ‘/’. For instance, if your $Computer Name$ = RIYADH-DC-01, then you will see ‘Invalid Global Switch’ message in the output window when you ran this task. To run this task … Continue reading Create a Task to Display Service Packs & Hotfixes in MOM Operator Console

WSUS and SQL Server 2005

Is WSUS compatible with SQL Server 2005? SQL 2005 (any edition) is not a supported environment for WSUS 2.0. Officially WSUS is not supported on SQL Server 2005 by Microsoft, at this time. However, I have seen some folks in the community successfully installing WSUS 2.0 on SQL Server 2005. It’s an “unsupported” configuration at this time. It is recommended to install WSUS on SQL 2000 instead of SQL 2005.