Tag Archives: WSUS

WSUS chaos: Preview updates for Windows and Net withdrawn as superseded on 9/21/2022

[German]Small addendum from this week. Microsoft had released several preview updates for Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server 2019/2022 as well as .NET Framework on September 20, 2022. However, it looks like Microsoft withdrew these updates from WSUS (and … Continue reading

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Windows 10 22H2: Already distributed via WSUS in August 2022; Clients no longer find updates

[German]I got reports from a few people  complaining that their Windows 10 clients didn't get updates via WSUS in September 2022. Then it turned out that their clients were already upgraded to version 22H2 via WSUS in August 2022 via … Continue reading

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How to find weak passwords in Active Directory and eliminate them with PowerShell

[Sponsored Post]Weak or compromised passwords are a known gateway for attackers. If you are able to identify which users in Active Directory (AD) are threatened by this, then PowerShell can help to remedy it. However, PowerShell scripts cannot eliminate basic AD deficits, other tools are needed for this. More ...

Strange WSUS update alert dated May 24, 2022.

[German]Blog reader Markus K. contacted me yesterday morning by mail and described a strange observation. On his WSUS instances 45 new update notifications from WSUSE for Windows 10 20H2 to 21H2 have arrived on May 24, 2022, but they belong … Continue reading

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Pitfall: Windows clients install updates past WSUS

[German]There is occasional feedback here on the German and English blogs from administrators who use WSUS to control the distribution of updates to Windows clients, and complain that clients have surprisingly pulled updates past WSUS and installed them. The cause … Continue reading

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WSUS displays all Windows 11 clients as Windows 10 Enterprise

[German]Quick question for the WSUS administrators under my blog readers who may already have Windows 11 clients integrated in WSUS. Right now there is some confusion about managing Windows 11 clients in WSUS. There are reports that all clients with … Continue reading

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How-To: Import OOB Updates in WSUS without IE, but with Microsoft Edge

[German]WSUS administrators are facing issues when it comes to importing updates. For historical reasons, Internet Explorer is normally required for this import. However, Microsoft is relying on the Edge browser in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Now, instead of laboriously … Continue reading

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Changes and ambiguities in driver updates via WSUS; is Windows 10 bypassing Updates via WSUS?

[German]In today's blog post, I'll summarize two things that German blog reader Markus K. pointed out to me by mail. Possibly there are changes in driver updates via WSUS, at least there are and ambiguities. Once he suddenly appears on … Continue reading

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Windows 10, the WSUS and the SSU+LCU detection chaos

[German] I already talked about problems in connection with the June 2021 update for Windows 10 within some blog posts. If updates required as a prerequisite are missing, the installation will causes issues. But a blog reader emailed me to … Continue reading

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Windows 10: Microsoft confirms issues with June 2021 security update

[German]There are issues with the installation of the security updates from June 2021 in Windows 10, because the patches cannot be installed. I had already addressed this some time ago after readers' comments in the blog. Coincidentally, this week I … Continue reading

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Windows 10 V1909: Installation of update KB5003635 fails

[German]Today another small blog post about installation problems with Windows 10 updates with a surprising cause. I came across a case where the installation of update KB5003635 fails on Windows 10 version 1909 clients. The cause is bizarre: an outdated … Continue reading

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