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While reviewing my WSUS reports (exported to Excel) I found that I could streamline extracting the KB article from the exported report using a basic formula in Excel.Here's the excel formula. =LEFT(RIGHT(D9,10),LEN(RIGHT(D9,10))-1) Continue Reading...

Cannot open database "SUSDB" requested by the login.

I'm receiving this error message on my WSUS 3.0 SP2 server. The proposed fix ((http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/e918a191-ef6d-4c4b-b83a-7a4ae20a5217/wsus-30-sp2-will-not-run-after-installing-update-2720211?forum=winserverwsus)) indicates to perform the following. Download the KB2720211 from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720211Open Regedit, and change the value of this DWORD to 0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Update Services\Server\Setup\wYukonInstalledInstall Continue Reading...

WSUS3 SP2 Service Problem

I was checking a few systems this morning and came across this glorious error.Easy enough to fix, right?  Just go to Administrative Tools > Services and restart the Windows Server Update Services service, right? Of course not! That service doesn't exist.  I have WSUSCert ((Something cool)) service, but not the server service.  So now I'm downloading WSUS 3.0 SP2 again to re-install on top of this to maybe fix the problem. Stay tuned! Update 1 Installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 causing Continue Reading...

Force client computer to detect and install new updates using WSUS

The time period in which computers will check for updates on WSUS server is 22 hours (default).  However, you can have the client computer check manually by using the following command line: wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow If that doesn't initially work, you can try a little more advanced option here involving removing some registry entries and running the same command to force it to check for updates. @echo off net stop wuauserv REG DELETE "HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdate" Continue Reading...

Force client computer to report to WSUS

You can force your computer to report its status to the WSUS server by issuing the following command: wuauclt /reportnow More information is available on the TechNET page:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720477(v=ws.10).aspx Continue Reading...

Determine if Windows Update is Using WSUS

Is my computer being updated by a WSUS server?  Here's a quick way to determine if your computer is using WSUS or not to provide Windows Updates to you. You can check quickly by looking at the Windows Update screen in Windows 7 and identifying if it says "Managed by your system Administrator" such as the screenshot below indicates.If your computer is not using a WSUS for Windows Updates, you will see a message similar to the one in the screenshot below. Continue Reading...