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WSUS exported report hyperlinks broken RRS feed

  • Question

  • Finding that if you export a report from the WSUS admin console, the hyperlinks do not work.  the path of the hyperlink is :

    The error message is "unable to open" and then the path to the hyperlink.

    if I copy and paste the hyperlink from the excel doc into an IE window, it does not link to the page. 

    Inside the admin console, the hyperlinks work just fine.  What can I do to make those hyperlinks work in an exported report

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:54 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I guess you generated a computer report, and when you click one of the updates, you will get a detail report about this update.

    I think excel cannot call for these resources. That is why we need a separate report viewer.

    Hope this helps.


    • Edited by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:04 AM Used the wrong term
    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:04 AM
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:13 AM
  • Finding that if you export a report from the WSUS admin console, the hyperlinks do not work. 

    The links to UPDATES, or approval state, or update status, are INTERNAL links dependent upon the WSUS database and they WILL only work within the Report Viewer.

    The EXTERNAL links (e.g. to support.microsoft.com) should work without issue.


    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.


    Friday, June 13, 2014 7:22 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I guess you generated a computer report, and when you click one of the updates, you will get a detail report about this update.

    I think excel cannot call for these resources. That is why we need a separate report viewer.

    Hope this helps.


    • Edited by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:04 AM Used the wrong term
    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:04 AM
    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 9:13 AM
  • Yes, a computer report.  What do you mean a separate event viewer?
    Thursday, June 12, 2014 7:21 PM
  • Finding that if you export a report from the WSUS admin console, the hyperlinks do not work. 

    The links to UPDATES, or approval state, or update status, are INTERNAL links dependent upon the WSUS database and they WILL only work within the Report Viewer.

    The EXTERNAL links (e.g. to support.microsoft.com) should work without issue.


    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.


    Friday, June 13, 2014 7:22 PM