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  • Blog Post: Script to Reset WSUS for SysPrep'ed Image

    Here's a useful script for those, like me, that use SysPrep'ed images to create new virtual machines and also leverage Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to keep machines up-to-date with the latest patches. Reset WSUS for SysPrep Image.cmd net stop wuauserv reg.exe delete HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...
  • Blog Post: .NET Framework 4 Setup Requires ~2 GB of Disk Space on x64

    Windows Update started generating errors last week on one of my servers. Specifically, the server (JUBILEE) was encountering an error when trying to install Microsoft .NET Framework 4: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient Date: 6/30/2010 3:03:25 AM Event ID: 20 Task...
  • Blog Post: Forced to Decline KB948014 and KB972493 in WSUS

    In last night's post , I discussed the solution for an issue I encountered installing KB 970892 on one of my servers. Thankfully, this morning I confirmed the server no longer increments the Computers with Errors column in the daily report I receive from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). I should...
  • Blog Post: Enforcing Windows Update via Group Policy

    Another Group Policy object that I use in the "Jameson Datacenter" (a.k.a. my home lab) is one to automatically configure Windows Update on all computers in the domain. This ensures that each server or workstation downloads updates from COLOSSUS (one of my VMs that is running Windows Server Update Services...
  • Blog Post: Errors Installing Windows Server 2008 SP2

    Last week I approved Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista SP2 on my local WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server. My expectation was that the various physical and virtual machines in the "Jameson Datacenter" would subsequently install the update around 3:00 AM the following...
  • Blog Post: WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard Hangs on "Deleting unused updates..."

    While cleaning off my Desktop this morning, I came across a file that I created back in December capturing my notes from a problem I was having with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). Evidently I intended to blog about the issue, but apparently this task kept getting pushed to the back burner. Before...
  • Blog Post: Backing Up User Databases in SQL Server (and SQL Server Express)

    Since I appear to be on a roll with my blog this morning, I figured that I should write one more post about SQL Server before I get back to my "day job." I typically use SQL Server Management Studio to configure and schedule database backups, because the Maintenance Plan Wizard makes it very quick...
  • Blog Post: WSUS Clients Failing with Error 0x80244019 After Installing WSUS SP1

    Last week I discovered that many of my servers were no longer updating successfully from my intranet Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Looking in WindowsUpdate.log file, I noticed errors similar to the following: 2008-03-22 18:53:24:377 808 ba0 Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation...
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