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WSUS takes long to Synchronize

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  • Hello,

    Am installing WSUS on a Win server 2012. We only accept 1 languages.

    on Synchronizing, takes long time and no error displays or does not stop!!.

    Thanks in advance.

    lundi 17 février 2014 12:53

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  • on Synchronizing, takes long time and no error displays or does not stop!!.

    The initial synchronization may take several hours. I believe this fact is documented.

    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.

    mardi 18 février 2014 03:28
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  • Hi,

    Synchronization involves the WSUS server contacting Microsoft Update. After making contact, WSUS determines if any new updates have been made available since the last time you synchronized. If this is the first time you are synchronizing the WSUS server, all of the updates are available and are ready for your approval for installation. The first synchronization on a WSUS server will generally take a long time.

    This may also be related to your network performance, such as network bandwidth.

    Regards,

    Yan Li 


    Regards, Yan Li


    mardi 18 février 2014 07:09
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  • But how many Items from Products list have you selected. Couple of days before I setup new WSUS  and accidently I left Office Products checked and it took long time to complete.

    Check your product list and uncheck which ones are not required.

    Regards

    lundi 17 février 2014 12:59
  • on Synchronizing, takes long time and no error displays or does not stop!!.

    The initial synchronization may take several hours. I believe this fact is documented.

    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.

    mardi 18 février 2014 03:28
    Modérateur
  • Hi,

    Synchronization involves the WSUS server contacting Microsoft Update. After making contact, WSUS determines if any new updates have been made available since the last time you synchronized. If this is the first time you are synchronizing the WSUS server, all of the updates are available and are ready for your approval for installation. The first synchronization on a WSUS server will generally take a long time.

    This may also be related to your network performance, such as network bandwidth.

    Regards,

    Yan Li 


    Regards, Yan Li


    mardi 18 février 2014 07:09
    Modérateur
  • It would be useful to others if you backed up your statement with the link to the document. Thanks for nothing!
    mardi 10 juillet 2018 12:59
  • It would be useful to others if you backed up your statement with the link to the document. Thanks for nothing!

    I don't think he can. He passed away back in 2015

    http://memorial-oaks.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Lawrence-Robert-Garvin-102172469


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    vendredi 13 juillet 2018 02:44
  • It would be useful to others if you backed up your statement with the link to the document. Thanks for nothing!

    If you're installing WSUS server role, most probably you've also read the 70-411 "Administering Windows Server 2012" exam ref? Chapter "Implementing patch management"? A book you had to read before finishing an exam that led you to the job of working with the server?

    Even if you didn't, if you've installed WSUS role, you saw by the last step, "Begin initial synchronization", the following text:

    "The initial synchronization with Microsoft Update or your upstream servers may take some time. The length of the initial synchronization depends on the number of products, update classifications, and languages you have selected, as well as the speed of your Internet connection"

    So this confirms you just pressed next-next-next-finish instead of configuring the role properly.

    If that is the case, I would stop the server, uninstall the role and clean up the store, then reinstall the role and run initial configuration setup again. Check ONLY the products you wish to download updates for, ONLY the specific types of updates you need, and ONLY for the languages you need. Even then, it will take a couple hours on a good connection to sync the store and download updates (especially if you download full update packages into your store).

    Being impolite to people when you failed to read the setup wizard in front of you is not the way to get things done.

    vendredi 18 janvier 2019 11:02