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WSUS Error after August.2019 Updates: Clients not reporting in

Environment Windows Server 2016 Core Roles Installed WSUS configured for SSL Problem After the installation of August.2019 Microsoft Security updates. I found my clients would no longer check in. At first i thought this might be because of a SSL problem as i run WSUS over 8531.  I even attempted restoring to a previous backup to no avail so into the logs we go. I pulled up the c:\windows\windowsupdate.log and began to scour the logs for any clues. Logon Login failed for user ‘NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE’. Reason: Server is in script upgrade mode. Only administrator can connect at this time. Resolution I can’t say for sure what the root cause […]

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Windows Update Error 80070659 – Server 2012 RDS host

Environment Windows Server 2012 R2 Roles installed File and Storage Services IIS Print Services Remote Desktop Services Problem I was trying to install a bunch of pending Security Updates to a Windows Server 2012 RDS Host, Windows patches were successful but when trying to install the Microsoft Office patches i received a failure code 80070659 Solution You will find the following registry keys set to 1 changing them to 0 allowed me to install the patches successfully HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Install\DisableMSI HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Install\DisablePatch

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WSUS Installation on Server 2016 Core or Server 2019 Core

Install Server 2016 Core Deploy Windows Server 2016/2019 Core from Template To add a 2nd Data drive DISKPART> list disk DISKPART> select disk (id) DISKPART> online disk (if the disk is not online) DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonly DISKPART> clean DISKPART> convert gpt DISKPART> create partition primary DISKPART> select part 1 DISKPART> active (if this is the boot partition) DISKPART> format fs=ntfs label=WSUSData quick DISKPART> assign letter D DISKPART> list volume Install WSUS/WID Role From the console of your newly deployed Windows Server 2016/2019 Core System Login with your Administrator Account Open PowerShell Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices -IncludeManagementTools New–Item –Path D: –Name WSUS –ItemType Directory CD “C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools” .\wsusutil.exe postinstall content_dir=D:\WSUS Get-WSUSServer […]