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Windows Update Agent via WSUS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Is there a way to import the latest Windows Update Agent into WSUS and therefore all 3000 machines that connect to WSUS get the update?

    Reason this has cropped up is because I want to update all machines to IE9 from IE8. Have approved Internet Explorer 9 in WSUS. Some machines have updated ok. Others wont update and clicking on Check for updates (where it checks WSUS) tells me there are no updates to install. If I 'Check for Updates from Microsoft Online' it immediately tells me that the machine needs an update. The update that gets installed is Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.320 which is fine except that means each user will have to download the update from MS Update and I want WSUS to do it like it does every other Critical and Important update. Does anyone know the KB number I should be looking for or what I need to import from the Catalogue into WSUS so the Update Agent is deployed to all machines. All machines are Windows 7 SP1 32bit. There must be a way otherwise machines are going to be stuck on IE8 and also not receive any future Win 7 updates from WSUS.

    I know IE8 is old and so is IE9 but due to various NHS systems out there some only support IE8 or 9. Tragic I know.

    Thanks

    Rich

    Friday, February 6, 2015 7:45 AM

Answers

  • The proper way to distribute the latest WUA (.320) to the clients in a WSUS administered environment, is to update the WSUS server(s) with this update:

    An update to harden Windows Server Update Services

    then the clients WUA will be selfupdated when they connect to the WSUS server.


    Rolf Lidvall, Swedish Radio (Ltd)



    • Edited by Rolf Lidvall Friday, February 6, 2015 9:04 AM
    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Friday, February 6, 2015 11:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lawrence Garvin Friday, February 6, 2015 6:17 PM
    Friday, February 6, 2015 9:02 AM

All replies

  • The proper way to distribute the latest WUA (.320) to the clients in a WSUS administered environment, is to update the WSUS server(s) with this update:

    An update to harden Windows Server Update Services

    then the clients WUA will be selfupdated when they connect to the WSUS server.


    Rolf Lidvall, Swedish Radio (Ltd)



    • Edited by Rolf Lidvall Friday, February 6, 2015 9:04 AM
    • Proposed as answer by DonPick Friday, February 6, 2015 11:18 AM
    • Marked as answer by Lawrence Garvin Friday, February 6, 2015 6:17 PM
    Friday, February 6, 2015 9:02 AM
  • Well according to microsoft you have to update the wsus servers to the latest version then do an synchronize. That did not work in our environment. We had to restart the windows update agent and do an wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow on all the servers/clients then i started to work again

    Friday, February 27, 2015 10:07 AM