Keeping Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Tidy

Keeping WSUS running at it’s best requires more effort than is commonly understood and without proper maintenance you might eventually start seeing nasty errors from the console.

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I’ll try to run through a few of the solutions I’ve discovered and how you can use them together to keep things running smoothly. You can also use these processes to keep WSUS managed by ConfigMgr tidy 🙂

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Keeping Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Tidy

Windows Updates to Windows Servicing

When Windows 10 was released, one of the biggest things that worried IT System Admins was the pretty major change to the way Windows Updates were deployed. Traditionally, Microsoft released an assortment of security fixes and minor non-security fixes every month. Then once or twice a year they may have released service packs as fix rollups and feature improvements. This approach allowed IT System Admins to push security patches out whenever they got round to it or let computers update themselves. Then every X amount of years (or never) they thought about planning to upgrade their IT estate which would be a massive project.

With Windows 10, this all changed and this year, it changed for earlier operating systems too.

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Windows Updates to Windows Servicing