Windows 2016 server not updating wsus amstell dating

Over the years, I’ve used a variety of flavors of Windows Update Services (WSUS) to keep my test domain current on patches and updates, since I don’t have time to do it manually. And although the product may not get a lot of love and attention, I personally still think it is relevant and even had someone ask me recently on Twitter about WSUS in Windows Server 2016 and whether it “still mattered.” I think it does, so let me show you how easy it is to install.

I have a fresh Windows Server 2016 Server Core installation that I intend to use as my WSUS server. The only thing I’ve taken into consideration is disk space.

My network consists of about 1000 client-side operating systems and 300 server-side.

The clients range from Windows 7 to Windows 10 version 1607.

I have installed all the Cumulative Updates (CUs) so far available for Windows Server 2016 on one of my 2016 installations manually, to see if that would solve the problem, but it didn’t. First try to run the windows update troubleshooter there might be an update that failed to download / install and its hanging there .

Next open a command prompt and type wuauclt /detectnow It will allow the computer to detect your wsus immediately if not .

Eventually I might configure the server for SSL, but for now I’m satisfied with the defaults. If you want to configure the server now, go ahead and step through the wizard.

Nobody is using this server yet, so there’s no impact.

At this point, you can close the window and check later to see if the installation is complete.

Or, if you’re like me, you can leave the window open.

While the server is rebooting, which because I’m using Server Core is pretty quick, you’ll also see a new entry in Server Manager.

Because this is a brand new installation, there is some initial configuration. Clearly there’s more I’m supposed to do, so I click the “Launch Post-Installation tasks” link.

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