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