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  • Thank you for reading this post.

    Today I approved KB2621440 Two Windows XP patches (x64 and x86) I guess they are old, on my master WSUS Server, when I synchronized one of the multiple replica servers I have. They didn’t showed off, I did multiple sync’s on my replica but I never show the updates dropping to be distributed on the Windows XP machines attached to the server.

    Things I have already verified:

    • On the replica server I verified the Update Source, Server name, Port # and Replica check box is checked.
    • Manual Synchronizations are properly completed.

    What can be this? Why the replica server is not receiving this updates from upstream server? Is there a log or something I can check?

    Again, thank you very much for reading this post, any help will be highly appreciated.

    Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:32 PM

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  • How can I verify that the approved updates go thru the replica servers?

    The simple answer to this is that the clients assigned to that replica server getting the updates would be confirmation.

    Today I approved KB2621440 Two Windows XP patches (x64 and x86) I guess they are old

    Old and SUPERSEDED! by KB2685939 and KB2723135 (MS12-053).
    on my master WSUS Server, when I synchronized one of the multiple replica servers I have. They didn’t showed off, I did multiple sync’s on my replica but I never show the updates dropping to be distributed on the Windows XP machines attached to the server.
    I'm totally not following the claimed sequence of events here, and I think you've confused cause-and-effect, but the simple fact is that if these Windows XP machines are otherwise patched... including MS12-053... then KB2621440 is not going to deploy.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by JoeGallo Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:58 PM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 1:37 PM

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  • WSUS Server Log Files

    The log files for WSUS running on the software update point are found, by default, in %ProgramFiles%\Update Services\LogFiles. The following table provides the log file names and descriptions.

     

    File Name Description

    Change.log

    Provides information about the WSUS server database information that has changed.

    SoftwareDistribution.log

    Provides information about the software updates that are synchronized from the configured update source to the WSUS server database.


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    Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:49 PM
  • Health Check : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720478(v=ws.10).aspx


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    Thursday, October 2, 2014 11:49 PM
  • Hello Arnav,

    Thank you very much for replying this helped me a lot, these are the logs:

    2014-10-02 23:29:40.571 UTC Successfully deployed deployment(Install) of Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729) by DomainName\joe.gallo UpdateID:32B49C6F-47E3-4D3B-B189-CE3560D11AD3 Revision Number:104 TargetGroup:All-FAC-GRP
    2014-10-02 23:29:40.852 UTC Successfully deployed deployment(Install) of Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729) by DomainName\joe.gallo UpdateID:B71AD818-A99D-4309-B350-83FE9399B437 Revision Number:105 TargetGroup:All-FAC-GRP
    2014-10-02 23:29:48.180 UTC Downloading retried
    2014-10-02 23:30:06.118 UTC Synchronization manually started
    2014-10-02 23:30:06.806 UTC WSUS configuration has been changed
    2014-10-02 23:30:17.462 UTC Downloading retried

    This log is for one of the replica servers, it looks like it has been properly distributed by the upstream server correct?

    but in this replica server on the WSUS Console in Syncronization as you can see I ran two manuall synchronization, and I see 0 new updates, revised or expired.

    Is this ok? since this is coorporate i can not see the Windows or log into an XP machine in fact, to verify, but might they have received the update?

    Thank you very much, any help is greatly appreciated.

    Friday, October 3, 2014 4:47 PM
  • How can I verify that the approved updates go thru the replica servers?

    The simple answer to this is that the clients assigned to that replica server getting the updates would be confirmation.

    Today I approved KB2621440 Two Windows XP patches (x64 and x86) I guess they are old

    Old and SUPERSEDED! by KB2685939 and KB2723135 (MS12-053).
    on my master WSUS Server, when I synchronized one of the multiple replica servers I have. They didn’t showed off, I did multiple sync’s on my replica but I never show the updates dropping to be distributed on the Windows XP machines attached to the server.
    I'm totally not following the claimed sequence of events here, and I think you've confused cause-and-effect, but the simple fact is that if these Windows XP machines are otherwise patched... including MS12-053... then KB2621440 is not going to deploy.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by JoeGallo Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:58 PM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 1:37 PM
  • Sir....

    you really really, helped me a LOT! thank you very very very very much! as always you saved my day.

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:59 PM