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Deploy updates to Windows server 2003 RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We are using WSUS to deploy windows updates to ours servers, the servers 2003 are connected to WSUS without any problem but we do not have an option to check how many updates are pending or have to install, we just have to wait to the server notification and then run the updates (this option --> Check updates, exist in windows server 2008, 2012).

    How could we force these updates check?

    Thanks a lot


    Manuel Osorio

    Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:42 PM

Answers

  • We are using WSUS to deploy windows updates to ours servers, the servers 2003 are connected to WSUS without any problem but we do not have an option to check how many updates are pending or have to install, we just have to wait to the server notification and then run the updates

    The methodologies for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are different than they are for newer operating systems. Normally the conversation is about how the newer operating systems are different from the old. I must say, I'm quite intrigued that nobody there is familiar with how to manage updates on an 11 year old operating system. How have these machines been getting patched for the past ten years?

    Is there some reason you're not using the **WSUS CONSOLE** to obtain this information???

    (this option --> Check updates, exist in windows server 2008, 2012).

    How could we force these updates check?

    Your observation is correct, there is no *GUI* on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 systems that provides this capability.

    The WUAUCLT.EXE utility works on WinXP/WS2003 just like it does on every other system.


    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.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:54 PM

All replies

  • We are using WSUS to deploy windows updates to ours servers, the servers 2003 are connected to WSUS without any problem but we do not have an option to check how many updates are pending or have to install, we just have to wait to the server notification and then run the updates

    The methodologies for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are different than they are for newer operating systems. Normally the conversation is about how the newer operating systems are different from the old. I must say, I'm quite intrigued that nobody there is familiar with how to manage updates on an 11 year old operating system. How have these machines been getting patched for the past ten years?

    Is there some reason you're not using the **WSUS CONSOLE** to obtain this information???

    (this option --> Check updates, exist in windows server 2008, 2012).

    How could we force these updates check?

    Your observation is correct, there is no *GUI* on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 systems that provides this capability.

    The WUAUCLT.EXE utility works on WinXP/WS2003 just like it does on every other system.


    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.

    Saturday, November 8, 2014 4:54 PM
  • Hi Manuel,

    I’m writing to just check in to see if the suggestions were helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up.

    Best Regards.



    Steven Lee

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, November 24, 2014 11:44 AM