WSUS Product Team Blog

Information on recent and upcoming changes to WSUS, straight from the team making them

WSUS Catalog import failures

We are currently working on a known issue with importing updates on WSUS 5.0 (Windows Server 2016)...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 03/02/2018

Improving Dual Scan on 1607

As mentioned in Demystifying "Dual Scan", configuring a combination of policies on Windows 10 1607...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 08/04/2017

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 coming to WSUS

(this post contributed by the .NET team. Note that WSUS 3.0 will fail to install if .NET 4.6 or...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 06/12/2017

Demystifying "Dual Scan"

Update: a new post on the upcoming feature to support Dual Scan in the on-premises scenario has been...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 05/05/2017

Steps to resolve error 0xc1800118

(Alternative title: "Help, I followed the steps provided earlier and I'm still seeing failures!"...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 09/21/2016

Update on WSUS 3.0 SP2 End of Life

As you may have seen, there has been an update to the extended support lifecycle for WSUS 3.0 SP2...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 09/15/2016

The long-term fix for KB3148812 issues

A new update is available for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.  This update requires manual steps in...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 05/05/2016

What you need to know about KB3148812, Part Two

Here are the facts: KB3148812 requires some manual steps to complete its installation Failure to...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 04/22/2016

Known Issues with KB3148812

UPDATE: A newer post regarding KB3148812 is published at...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 04/19/2016

Office 365 Client Updates via WSUS

Many of you have already seen the announcement that Configuration Manager can now be set up to sync...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 04/13/2016

How to delete upgrades in WSUS

(Alternative title: "Help, I synched Upgrades before installing the patch!" This applies...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 01/29/2016

For those on WSUS 3.0 SP2 (or SBS 2011)

As indicated in a previous post, we are making changes to WSUS 4.0 and later that will provide a...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 01/22/2016

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 coming to WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 will be made available via Windows Server Update...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 01/20/2016

Important update for WSUS 4.0 (KB 3095113)

Most of you know that we released the Windows 10 1511 feature update, which is the first in-place...

Author: Steve Henry [MSFT] Date: 12/03/2015

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 availability via WSUS

Hi WSUS Admins, The Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 will be made available via Windows Server Update...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 01/05/2015

Upcoming Update to WSUS (KB 2887535)

We recently announced on the Microsoft Update Product Team Blog a set of changes made to the Windows...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 07/08/2014

Update not available to Clients after approved by WSUS (Update Files failed to download)

Marta Barillas also wrote a significant portion of this blog posting. Some customers have indicated...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 06/17/2014

Solution to KB2919355 preventing interaction with WSUS 3.2 over SSL

A fix is now available from Microsoft that resolves the issue where some computers that have the KB...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 04/16/2014

Windows 8.1 Update (KB 2919355) prevents interaction with WSUS 3.2 over SSL

Update Monday 4/14/2014 - Please see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2959977 for additional...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 04/08/2014

WSUS Installation Fails with No Specified Error and ‘Tools’ Folder is Missing after WSUS Installation

Symptoms When installing WSUS through the Add Roles and Features Wizard (ARW), the Post-Installation...

Author: Marta Barillas Date: 04/01/2014

Reduce your WSUS Server Footprint by Selectively Importing Drivers

Some content in this article was written by Marta Barillas, a SDET on the WSUS team. Did you know...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 03/28/2014

Considerations for multiple WSUS instances sharing a content database when using System Center Configuration Manager, but without Network Load Balancing (NLB)

When you use System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage updates, SCCM causes clients not...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 03/22/2014

Configuring WSUS 6.x for Network Load Balancing (NLB)

Some content in this section was written by Marta Barillas, a SDET on the WSUS engineering team....

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 03/22/2014

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 coming to WSUS

This post was authored by Vivek Mishra on behalf of the .NET Framework team. Hi WSUS Admins, The...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 11/22/2013

Enabling a more predictable Windows Update experience for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 (KB 2885694)

On computers running the RTM release of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Windows Update no longer...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 10/08/2013

WSUS no longer issues self-signed certificates

We've had some questions recently about why WSUS in Windows Server 2012 R2 no longer supports...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 08/15/2013

Managing Updates with Deadlines in an era of Automatic Maintenance

Until Windows 8, Windows Update used to manage its own internal scheduling for checking for,...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 06/10/2013

Installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012 with PowerShell

There is a really valuable blog post on the Hey Scripting Guy! blog that explains how to install and...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 05/02/2013

Update: Solution for WSUS Export Bug is now available for WSUS 3.x SP2

I am pleased to announce that, as of today, a fix for this issue is available from Microsoft for...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 04/16/2013

Problem Solved: The WSUS Export Bug

If you are managing updates for Windows Server 2012, you might have noticed that your WSUS server...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 04/09/2013

New Product Family for Lync Server 2013

On March 26, 2013, we will be adding a new product to your WSUS server – Microsoft Lync Server...

Author: Ben Herila [MSFT] Date: 03/25/2013

Approving Dynamic Updates

Updates under Windows 8 Dynamic Update Category are used by Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 to...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 10/09/2012

New Product Family for Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

We will be adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Microsoft BitLocker...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 07/11/2012

Further Hardening of WSUS Now Available

Hello, As we mentioned previously, Microsoft is releasing an update to further harden the Windows...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 06/08/2012

Update to Windows Update, WSUS Coming This Week

Hello, As part of the phased mitigation strategy we outlined on the MSRC blog, an update was...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 06/06/2012

New product categories under System Center family

Two new product categories will be added to your WSUS server under the System Center family,...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 04/06/2012

New category for Forefront

A new product category will be added to your WSUS server under the Forefront family, entitled...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 02/27/2012

New Product Family and Product Category for System Center

We will add a new product family to your WSUS server today – System Center. The System Center...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 02/14/2012

New Category for Windows Small Business Server

A new product category will be added to your WSUS server under the Windows Small Business Server...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 02/08/2012

WSUSSCN2.CAB Now Available for MS11-100

Due to the urgency of the MS11-100 release on December 29, 2011, the WSUSSCN2.CAB offline catalog...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 12/31/2011

New Product Family and Product Categories for Microsoft Online Services

A new product family has been added to your WSUS server –Microsoft Online Services. The...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 12/09/2011

Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Released to WSUS

Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 was released to Microsoft Update and Windows...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 06/27/2011

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Revision Issue Resolved

A revision was made to the WSUS offering for Windows 7 / Window Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 05/31/2011

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Revision Issue

A revision was made to the WSUS offering for Windows 7 / Window Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 05/27/2011

MS11-018 Internet Explorer 7.0 Cumulative Security Update (KB2497640) Revised

MS11-018 (KB2497640) for Internet Explorer 7.0 has been revised today to correct an error in...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 05/16/2011

Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 updates available on WSUS have been revised

The Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 updates available on WSUS have been revised to...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 04/12/2011

New Category for Developer Tools, Runtimes and Redistributables

A new product category will be added to your WSUS server under the Developer Tools, Runtimes and...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 04/07/2011

New Category for Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6

A new product category will be added to your WSUS server under the Microsoft Application...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 03/14/2011

New Category and Product Family for Microsoft StreamInsight

We will be adding a new product family to your WSUS server – Microsoft StreamInsight. The...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 01/13/2011

Important Questions regarding MS10-090 (KB2416400) Internet Explorer Cumulative Security Update

Some WSUS administrators have had questions regarding the latest Internet Explorer Cumulative...

Author: WSUS Team Date: 12/16/2010

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