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  • Question

  • Hi,

    Our Internet Connection is pretty slow due to some users view streaming video.

    Just wonder whether it will affect the performance of WSUS Server ? 

    Thanks

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi Tony,
       

    The occupation of network bandwidth has an impact on WSUS.
    WSUS uses the background intelligent transfer service (BITS) to complete the related download actions, unless the job is time critical or the user is actively waiting, you should always use a background priority.
        

    The following Powershell script can set BITS to foreground priority mode to increase the download priority of WSUS:

    $Configuration=(Get-WSUSServer).GetConfiguration()
    $Configuration.BitsDownloadPriorityForeground=$True
    $Configuration.Save()

        
    Need to return to BITS to set background priority mode via the following script:

    $Configuration=(Get-WSUSServer).GetConfiguration()
    $Configuration.BitsDownloadPriorityForeground=$False
    $Configuration.Save()

        
    Hope the above can help you.
        

    Regards,
    Yic

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    • Marked as answer by TonyJK Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:28 AM
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:47 AM

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  • Hi Tony,
       

    The occupation of network bandwidth has an impact on WSUS.
    WSUS uses the background intelligent transfer service (BITS) to complete the related download actions, unless the job is time critical or the user is actively waiting, you should always use a background priority.
        

    The following Powershell script can set BITS to foreground priority mode to increase the download priority of WSUS:

    $Configuration=(Get-WSUSServer).GetConfiguration()
    $Configuration.BitsDownloadPriorityForeground=$True
    $Configuration.Save()

        
    Need to return to BITS to set background priority mode via the following script:

    $Configuration=(Get-WSUSServer).GetConfiguration()
    $Configuration.BitsDownloadPriorityForeground=$False
    $Configuration.Save()

        
    Hope the above can help you.
        

    Regards,
    Yic

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    • Marked as answer by TonyJK Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:28 AM
    Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:47 AM
  • Dear Yic,

    Many thanks for your advice.

    May I ask how do we know the download has completed and change back to background priority mode?  Will it be synchronization has completed ?

    Cheers

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:30 AM
  • Dear Yic,

    Slow internet should not affect how updates are downloaded to WSUS client.  Is it correct ?

    Cheers

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:42 AM
  • May I ask how do we know the download has completed and change back to background priority mode?  Will it be synchronization has completed ?

    In the overview of the WSUS console, you can check the download status of the update file.
        

          

    Slow internet should not affect how updates are downloaded to WSUS client.  Is it correct ?

    The interaction between the client and the WSUS server usually uses your internal bandwidth, so the bandwidth of the Internet is not directly related to this.
       

    Regards,
    Yic


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    Thursday, March 12, 2020 6:40 AM
  • Dear Yic,

    Many thanks for your advice.

    If we would like to check the Windows Update for a WSUS Client, we should select the WSUS Client > Status Report > Status and make sure that all Updates are "Downloaded" (Instead of "Not Installed" and "No Status"), then the updates will be applied at next scheduled time.  Is my understanding correct ?

    Cheers

    Thursday, March 12, 2020 11:14 PM
  • If we would like to check the Windows Update for a WSUS Client, we should select the WSUS Client > Status Report > Status and make sure that all Updates are "Downloaded" (Instead of "Not Installed" and "No Status"), then the updates will be applied at next scheduled time.  Is my understanding correct ?

    Yes, you can confirm the update download status of the client through the report in the computer view. It takes some time for the client to synchronize this information to the WSUS server, so this report needs some time to wait to get updated download status information.



    Hope the above can help you.
        

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Friday, March 13, 2020 2:24 AM
  • Dear Yic,

    I find that "Updates needing files" is 74.  Is there anything I need to do (Like: Synchronise Now) ?

    Thanks again.

    Friday, March 13, 2020 10:32 PM
  • Hi Tony,
       

    After the update is approved, the download of the updated binary file will begin, which is the 74 files you see. Normally, as the download progresses, you will see this number gradually decrease, and no action is required on your part.
       

    If you find that the amount of this file hasn’t changed for a long time, there may be a download issue. You can filter the "Approved" + "Any" in the update view-> all updates, add the "file status" column to the result, check if there are updates that failed to download after sorting, and try to download again.
        

         

    If the continuous download fails, when a network firewall is established between the WSUS server and the Internet, check whether the site mentioned in the following article has been allowed to pass: "Connection from the WSUS server to the Internet".
        

    Hope the above can help you.
       

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Monday, March 16, 2020 2:00 AM