Tag Archives: WSUS

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 The cause is bizarre: an outdated … Continue reading

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Was Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Update KB2565063 forgotten in WSUS?

[German]A brief question for the administrators among the blog readers who manage updates with WSUS. Has the current version of the update KB2565063 (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package) been deployed on WSUS? Or did Microsoft simply forget about … Continue reading

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

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WSUS Survey 2020: Where and how it will be used

[German]In enterprise environments, WSUS is frequently used under Windows Server for update management. But how do administrators use WSUS and what do they manage with it? I have the results of a survey from the end of 2020, which I … Continue reading

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WSUS 3.0 SP2: No longer usable after October 31, 2021

[German]Brief information for administrators who use a WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 to manage updates in corporate environments. This package can no longer be used to distribute updates after October 31, 2021, because synchronization will fail after that date. Advertising

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Microsoft's confirmation of a WSUS sync issue – failing to receive updates (May 11, 2021)

[German]As of May 11, 2021, administrators found that no Windows updates were found in the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). After a few hours, the problem resolved. Now Microsoft has confirmed the problem nor provided some hints. Advertising

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WSUS does not receive updates (May 11, 2021)

[German]Currently, there are more and more reports that no updates are found in the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). Only Defender updates are trickling in – it looks like Microsoft is not (yet) making the May 11, 2021 security updates … Continue reading

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WSUS Sync error from April 7, 2021 fixed

[German]Just a short information for WSUS admins. The sync problem in WSUS that I reported on 7.4.2021 (see WSUS/MECM: No sync since April, 7, 2021) has been fixed. Readers had already reported in comments that the synchronization works again. The … Continue reading

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WSUS/MECM: No sync since April, 7, 2021

[German]Short note or question to the administrators of a Windows Server Update Service (WSUS): Does the synchronization work for you? There are reports, that sync (at MECM) is failing since yesterday. Advertising

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Windows 10 V1909: WSUS bug prevents correct display of build number

[German]Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is having problems detecting the correct build numbers on Windows 10 version 1909. Due to a bug, an incorrect build number is returned. Advertising

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WSUS 3.0 SP2: Sync fails since Feb. 2021

[German]Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 seems to have lost its synchronization feature a few days ago, as blog reader Martin B. just told me via email (thanks for that). Addendum: It seems that the issue has been fixed … Continue reading

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