Windows Server 2012 R2 Doesn’t Show Up In WSUS


We had a problem whereby new Windows Server 2012 R2 servers would not show up in WSUS, which by the way is on a disconnected network. The issue had to do with the deployment of a VMware OVA template for new Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machines. What we discovered was the SusClientId registry entry was the same for each system. Therefore, all virtual machines created from this template shared the same authorization ID. This caused a situation whereby each new server would overwrite the other, such that the last…
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WSUS Disconnected Network Updates Not Downloading

WSUS Offline Updates

I work on a network that is completely isolated from the internet. Therefore, I need to have two WSUS servers; one connected to the internet, which harvests the updates and the metadata, and the second on the isolated LAN. If you’re in the same situation, read below. Each week, check for updates on the internet connected WSUS server and approve if needed. Once the content has finished downloading, export the metadata and the content data to an external storage device. Sneaker-net copy it to the isolated network, import the metadata…
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