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WSUS Foreground Mode - Totally Stumped. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello Guy's,

    This is the second post I have created regarding issues we have with four of our downstream servers.

    Our estate has 9 WSUS servers dispatched all across Europe from Russia to UK.

    One is the Upstream which gets its updates from Microsoft, the other 8 are down stream Servers which get updates from the Upstream server based in the UK.

    We have been having terrible bandwidth\latency issues with four of our downstream servers (ALL W2008 R2) which we thought would have been resolved by changing the Foreground Mode to Background thus using BITS to control download during the daytime busy period. However, we see no difference in the download bandwidth. The GPO although seemingly applied does not seem to work?

    All other GPO's seem to be applied correctly. I have checked that with RSOP and know they being applied.

    Can someone else shed any light on what might be the issue here?

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 10:50 AM

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  • Hi,

    >> The GPO although seemingly applied does not seem to work?

    Do you mean this setting:

    Please check the registry values under BITS .

    If it is possible ,please post a screenshot of PS command output here :

    Get-ItemProperty -path Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\BITS
     


    Best Regards,

    Elton


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    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 5:45 AM
  • Hi Elton,

    Yes I meant this setting.

    Here are the results of the output you requested. I will post them on another post as It will not allow me to post with this.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:17 AM
  • If you are able to help in any way I would be very greatfull. Nobody in our Network OR Server team have a clue as to what exactly is going on at the moment and this particular problem is causing quite a few issues among the members of both teams.

    By the way just for your information. All the servers that we are having difficulty with are W2008 R2 and are running BITS V3.

    If you need any further information please let me know.

    Regards.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:19 AM
  • Hi Elton,

    For some reason it will not post the Snips of the registry and the PS command. Any ideas ???

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 8:20 AM
  • Hi Elton,

    Here is the first image. I hope this helps you.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:07 AM
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 10:09 AM
  • First, use the following guide to configure bandwidth limiting

    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/133819-use-gpo-to-limit-wsus-downloads-during-the-day

    Then have a peek at my Adamj Clean-WSUS script. It is the last WSUS Script you will ever need!

    http://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/2998-adamj-clean-wsus

    What it does:

    1. Add WSUS Index Optimization to the database to increase the speed of many database operations in WSUS by approximately 1000-1500 times faster.
    2. Remove all Drivers from the WSUS Database (Default; Optional).
    3. Shrink your WSUSContent folder's size by declining multiple types of updates including by default any superseded updates, preview updates, expired updates, Itanium updates, and beta updates. Optional extras: Language Packs, IE7, IE8, IE9, IE10, Embedded, NonEnglishUpdates, ComputerUpdates32bit, WinXP.
    4. Remove declined updates from the WSUS Database.
    5. Clean out all the synchronization logs that have built up over time (configurable, with the default keeping the last 14 days of logs).
    6. Compress Update Revisions.
    7. Remove Obsolete Updates.
    8. Computer Object Cleanup (configurable, with the default of deleting computer objects that have not synced within 30 days).
    9. Application Pool Memory Configuration to display the current private memory limit and easily set it to any configurable amount including 0 for unlimited. This is a manual execution only.
    10. Checks to see if you have a dirty database, and if you do, fixes it. This is primarily for Server 2012 WSUS, and is a manual execution only.
    11. Run the Recommended SQL database Maintenance script on the actual SQL database.
    12. Run the Server Cleanup Wizard.

    It will email the report out to you or save it to a file, or both.

    Although the script is lengthy, it has been made to be super easy to setup and use so don't over think it. There are some prerequisites and instructions at the top of the script. After installing the prerequisites and configuring the variables for your environment (email settings only if you are accepting all the defaults), simply run:

    .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -FirstRun

    If you wish to view or increase the Application Pool Memory Configuration, or run the Dirty Database Check, you must run it with the required switch. See Get-Help .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -Examples

    If you're having trouble, there's also a -HelpMe option that will create a log so you can send it to me for support.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    http://www.adamj.org
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:46 PM
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:20 AM
  • Hi,

    During the "working hours" , BITS downloading speed exceeds 9999 Kbps ?

    Please try to use "bitsadmin.exe" to create a job manually to test the BITS GPO setting .

    bitsadmin /transfer testjob /download http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/msdownload/update/software/secu/2017/07/windows8.1-kb4025336-x86_f53cb1703c69321be525eeae4d59defe37cda817.msu c:\test\xxx.msu

    It will show you the transfer rate :

     

    Best Regards,

    Elton


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    • Proposed as answer by Elton_Ji Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:46 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Elton_Ji Wednesday, January 10, 2018 3:46 PM
    Friday, December 8, 2017 3:16 AM