Update: Patch Management for Guest VMS with Windows Update Server and WUInstall on vSphere

I previously described steps to automate approved updates from a WSUS server with WUInstall for virtual machines managed by VMware vCenter Server (https://deangrant.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/patch-management-for-guest-vms-with-windows-update-server-and-wuinstall-on-vsphere/). I have recently updated this process to filter virtual machines objects by tagging objects in the new functionality in the vSphere Web Client. Also, the previous process had no concept of  task parallelism, which has now … More Update: Patch Management for Guest VMS with Windows Update Server and WUInstall on vSphere

A very important patch for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

It would appear that Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 are only thirty days away from not receiving security updates, or more precisely from the beginning of patch Tuesday in May 2014 . Well that is not entirely true, but instances running these operating systems are required to have installed KB2919355 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355) before the above … More A very important patch for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

WSUS client failing to find updates with error code 80244019

I was recently looking into an error for specific WSUS clients which were unable to find updates on the WSUS server reporting the following error message: Failed to find updates with error code 80244019 On investigating the log file (C:\Windows\WindowsUpdateLog.log) on one of the affected clients I could see that the send request to the … More WSUS client failing to find updates with error code 80244019

Monitor WUInstall status in Nagios XI

I recently wrote about checking the last success time of Windows Update and reporting this to Nagios (http://wp.me/p15Mdc-mj). Now what happens if you do not use Windows Update as your patch management solution. In my case I have been managing the installation of updates using WUInstall (http://www.wuinstall.com). When my updates are installed the registry is … More Monitor WUInstall status in Nagios XI

Monitor Windows Update Last Success Time with Nagios XI

I was recently asked to provide a monitoring service for the last success success time of Windows Update and to provide status information within Nagios XI. Basically, the last success time was compared to be run a time span period of a number of days in the past to provide a service state. In the … More Monitor Windows Update Last Success Time with Nagios XI