PowerShell Script to detect ConfigMgr Task Sequence unfriendly Software Updates

Update: 15 Une 2014 – Added KB2965788 If you’re dealing with ConfigMgr and OS Deployment task sequences you’re probably aware of the KB article recently published by Microsoft called “Task sequence fails in Configuration Manager if software updates require multiple restarts”. Let’s hope the list of KBs causing this issue isn’t going to grow too much over time, in any case we’ve decided that we would continue to review the article whenever we add new Read More …

ToolTip: Windows 8 Update Notifier

With the introduction of Windows 7 Microsoft started to pay attention to remove unnecessary noise from the Windows Desktop meaning reducing the number of system notification balloons. For details read the Action Center blog post on the Engineering Windows 7 blog. As you can see from the screenshot below, in Windows 7 the user can still receive notification messages about available Windows Updates. But in Windows 8 this option has disappeared, meaning that in Windows Read More …

Don’t forget to update your WSUS for Windows 8 and Server 2012

If you’re running a WSUS Server you might want to update it to support Windows 8 and Server 2012. There is Windows 8. Windows RT and Server 2012 Additional Reading: An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608) Additional note on KB 2734608 regarding WSUS, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

ToolTip: Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit

As seen for previous service packs, Microsoft released an update of the Service Pack Blocker Tool Kit for those that would like to temporarily prevent installation of Service Pack updates through Windows Update. Download and details here

ToolTip: WSUS Workgroup ClientSettingManager

I just found another nice FREE Utility that any Systems Engineer should have who deals with WSUS. The Tool allows you to configure a client’s WSUS settings without having to manually apply any registry settings or you can use the Tool for Troubleshooting purposes. If your clients receive WSUS configuration through Group Policy Settings, you can use the tool to see if all settings are applied correctly. The Tool also provides some additional useful functions Read More …