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How to import updates into WSUS

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  • I have a WSUS 3.0 installation running on Win 2k8.  I have some Windows 2000 clients that I need to patch.   My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?
    cliff harewood
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 7:16 PM

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  • My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?
    No.
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:08 PM

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  • My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?
    No.
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:08 PM
  • Am 23.08.2011 schrieb Cliff Harewood:

    I have a WSUS 3.0 installation running on Win 2k8.  I have some Windows 2000 clients that I need to patch.   My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?

    You can import from
    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx via WSUS.
    Rigthclick on Updates > Import.

    Winfried


    http://www.microsoft.com/germany/windowsserver2003/technologien/updateservices/default.mspx
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Home

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:15 PM
  • My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?

    You can import from
    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx via WSUS.
    Rigthclick on Updates > Import.

    No, Winfried, he cannot. These are not published updates; they are contract updates, paid for by a support agreement, because they still have Windows 2000 systems available and the only way to get those updates is to pay Microsoft a lot of money to get them. They are not available in the Microsoft Catalog; in fact, there have been no new Windows 2000 updates added to the Microsoft Catalog since July, 2010.

    Unfortunately, the second part of that expense is then deploying them -- in this case, there are limited options, and WSUS is not one of them.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:02 PM
  • Am 24.08.2011 schrieb Lawrence Garvin [MVP]:

    My company had to purchase the updates from Microsoft as Win2k is no longer supported.   So these updates do not exist on my WSUS server.   Is there a way that I can import them so that I can push them out to my clients?

    You can import from
    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx via WSUS.
    Rigthclick on Updates > Import.

    No, Winfried, he cannot. These are not published updates; they are contract updates, paid for by a support agreement, because they still have Windows 2000 systems available and the only way to get those updates is to pay Microsoft a lot of money to get them. They are not available in the Microsoft Catalog; in fact, there have been no new Windows 2000 updates added to the Microsoft Catalog since July, 2010.

    Sorry Lawrence, yes, he cannot. I don't look in Update Catalog for
    Updates for W2K before i wrote the Posting.

    Winfried


    http://www.microsoft.com/germany/windowsserver2003/technologien/updateservices/default.mspx
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Home

    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:12 PM
  • Wouldn't local publishing be an option?  I am unfamiliar with what MS would provide him but I'm assuming they have an installer or an installer can be built.
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 7:18 PM
  • Wouldn't local publishing be an option? 

    Local publishing may be an option, yes. Without knowing anything about the package specifications, I cannot authoritatively say. I would imagine the update is already packaged in an Package Installer -based (EXE) file.

    For the near term, deploying Windows 2000 custom updates as a locally published update may be a functional solution. However, future versions of WSUS are most likely not going to support anything prior to Windows XP SP3, I don't believe the ConfigMgr 2012 agent will be supported on Win2000, and future revisions of the Windows Update Agent most certainly will not be tested or supported on the Windows 2000 operating system, so this is likely only a functional solution for as long as the current version of WSUS and the current generation of WUAgent (v7.x) are in existence.

    Constructing the metadata for the update package would, I'm almost certain, be a task left to the skillset of the customer -- as is the general responsibility for deploying the update in the first place. The reason these updates are not in WSUS, WU, or the catalog is because Microsoft wants nothing to do with regression testing or deployment testing of those updates. I would not expect the creation of an SDP-compliant metadata package to be on the schedule of services available from that Windows 2000 contract, either. :-)

     


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:02 PM