ERROR Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. DESCRIPTION The text of the message is: “Windows Server Update Services error — Web Page Dialog Windows Server Update Services encountered an error. Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. [Show Details] [Close]” You see the following information in “Show Details”, : “System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. at Microsoft.UpdateServices.DatabaseAccess.DBConnection.DrainObsoleteConnections(SqlException e) <snip> updateId, Int32 revisionNumber, Int32 … Continue reading Timeout Approving Updates in WSUS/ Approving updates takes long time in WSUS
There are many known scripts which use WMI class Win32_QuickFixEngineering to enumerate hotfixes installed on a computer. These scripts can give you a list of installed updates like; 1. This Script reports installed updates that are installed with Windows Update (v5) technology and the result will be written to %temp%\UpdateHistory.txt and then launched in Notepad. USAGE: Cscript //nologo WUhistory.vbs The output will look like; Report run at 4/23/2006 2:42:14 PM——————————————————————Title: Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531)Description: A security issue has been identified in Windows Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it. You can … Continue reading Scripts to query installed Service Packs, Patches/updates and Hotfixes
Q. How can I check whether my installation was a fresh installation or was created via a Sysprep image? A. To determine whether an installation was created via a Sysprep disk image, perform these steps (on Windows NT 4.0 or later): 1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe). 2. Go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup registry subkey. 3. If the CloneTag subkey exists, your machine was created from a Sysprep image. The value of the CloneTag subkey is the date and time that the image was created. 4. You’ll also see a CmdLine subkey, which is the command that … Continue reading How can I check whether my installation was a fresh installation or was created via a Sysprep image?
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
If you are wondering how to manage Automatic Updates Client (AU Client) like; Determining Whether the Automatic Updates Service is Installed Determining Whether Automatic Updates is Enabled Enabling Automatic Updates Determining the Automatic Updates Schedule Modifying the Automatic Updates Schedule Determining whether a Computer Needs to be Rebooted Reviewing Updates on a Computer Searching for Updates Determining if a Particular Update has Been Installed or more, using simple Scripts, then you MUST check this article By The Scripting Guys on http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/columns/scripts/sg0705.mspx For more information, see the Windows Update Agent API that enable system administrators and programmers to access Windows Update and … Continue reading Automatic Updates Client (AU Client) Tales from the Script — By The Scripting Guys