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WSUS Updates and self updating RRS feed

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  • Hello.

    I have two questions that I can't seem to find answers to on the 'net.

    1. In WSUS in the "Updates" section; there is a classification called "WSUS Updates." What type of updates go into that classification and what are they used for.

    WSUS Updates

    2. Maybe this is related to question #1, but what is the best way to make WSUS update itself and how would you go about making WSUS not update itself?

    I've been searching for a couple days and I think the subject matter has too general of terms to return the correct search results.


    ::- T.I.A. -::


    • Edited by CVDale Friday, September 30, 2016 12:19 AM Needed to add the screenshot
    Friday, September 30, 2016 12:16 AM

Answers

  • Hi CVDale,

    >1. In WSUS in the "Updates" section; there is a classification called "WSUS Updates." What type of updates go into that classification and what are they used for.

    Quote from Lawrence's reply:

    "The updates displayed in the "WSUS Updates" view are the updates with the Mandatory flag set. These are updates that must be installed to a client system in order for it to be able to use WSUS. Most of these updates are now rolled up into the latest service pack, or shipped with the OS, and there has not been a Mandatory update released in a very long time."

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/3a2cdd44-1d5d-4453-9ef2-f2a8dfe010c7/wsus-update-view?forum=winserverwsus

    >2. Maybe this is related to question #1, but what is the best way to make WSUS update itself and how would you go about making WSUS not update itself?

    WSUS server can update from itself, or update from MU, or update from other WSUS server. You may treat it as common computers. If you don't want the WSUS server to update automatically, then you may delete registry keys "AU" in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate, then configure the WSUS server to update manually.

    Generally, I will make the WSUS server to update from itself, in registry key "WUServer" and "WUStatusServer" point to itself.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    • Marked as answer by CVDale Friday, September 30, 2016 6:38 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 7:33 AM

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  • Hi CVDale,

    >1. In WSUS in the "Updates" section; there is a classification called "WSUS Updates." What type of updates go into that classification and what are they used for.

    Quote from Lawrence's reply:

    "The updates displayed in the "WSUS Updates" view are the updates with the Mandatory flag set. These are updates that must be installed to a client system in order for it to be able to use WSUS. Most of these updates are now rolled up into the latest service pack, or shipped with the OS, and there has not been a Mandatory update released in a very long time."

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/3a2cdd44-1d5d-4453-9ef2-f2a8dfe010c7/wsus-update-view?forum=winserverwsus

    >2. Maybe this is related to question #1, but what is the best way to make WSUS update itself and how would you go about making WSUS not update itself?

    WSUS server can update from itself, or update from MU, or update from other WSUS server. You may treat it as common computers. If you don't want the WSUS server to update automatically, then you may delete registry keys "AU" in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate, then configure the WSUS server to update manually.

    Generally, I will make the WSUS server to update from itself, in registry key "WUServer" and "WUStatusServer" point to itself.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    • Marked as answer by CVDale Friday, September 30, 2016 6:38 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2016 7:33 AM
  • Thank you so much! That all makes perfect sense to me now.

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    Friday, September 30, 2016 6:38 PM