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How to move WSUS 3.0 to a new server

In this article I will outline how to migrate WSUS 3.0 to a new server using a local SQL Express instance and without downloading all of the updates again. 1. Install WSUS on new server with local express database. 2. During configuration wizard choose "Synchronize from another WSUS server…", enter the name of the existing […]

September 22, 2008

Thinking of upgrading to iTunes 8? Think again.

Ed Bott of ZDNet takes a deeper look at reports of iTunes 8 causing crashes on Windows computers.   Once again, Apple is using its automatic update process to deliver massive amounts of new software to users, including a device driver that has a long and checkered history of causing the Blue Screen Of Death […]

September 11, 2008

Windows Server 2008 activation gripe

Here is a tip for Microsoft, if you’re going to pop up and remind me to activate my Windows Server 2008 installation, give me the option right here to enter my product key so that when I hit “Activate Windows online now” it doesn’t fail.

September 5, 2008

Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Server 2008

In this post I’ll show you how to install Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008 server. Install WSUS pre-requisites First, install the WSUS operating system pre-requisites.  These pre-requisites are listed on the WSUS 3.0 release notes and can be installed using the ServerManagerCMD.exe command line tool. […]

September 3, 2008

Install telnet on Windows Server 2008

If you’re needing to do some SMTP testing using a Windows Server 2008 host you’re probably going to need a Telnet client.  The Telnet client is not installed by default on Windows Server 2008, so you can use this ServerManagerCmd.exe one-liner to quickly install it: C:\>servermanagercmd -i telnet-client ......... Start Installation... [Installation] Succeeded: [Telnet Client]. […]

July 26, 2008