How I build and maintain WSUS Server

There are hundreds of WSUS Server Tutorials available in the World Wild Web, and none of them fitted all my needs. I would never say that my way is the best way, but I spent quite some time with WSUS in the last few years and by now all of the servers I maintain work quite stable. (Except 2008, I hate Server 2008). 

First of all sorry for the German screenshots, but I thought better German screenshots than no article. The next time I setup a en-US WSUS I will swap the screenshots. 

Your best bet IMHO is to switch to Microsoft Windows Server 2016 asap. Server 2008 R2 won’t get Support for Windows 10 Feature Upgrades and Server 2012 R2 got it very delayed through an “interesting” hotfix. Windows Server 2016 seems to be the most reliable choice.
Second lesson I learned is, always install the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio on the WSUS Server. You will need it sooner than later.
Third lesson is that WSUS will fail sooner or later, if you don’t execute a maintenance script on a regular basis.  Continue reading “How I build and maintain WSUS Server”

Neue Version: Analyze and troubleshoot the logon duration via PowerShell

Im August 2015 hat sich ControlUp bei der Citrix Community sehr beliebt gemacht, indem sie ihr Script zur Analyse des Login Prozesses frei zur Verfügung gestellt haben. Im Dezember 2015 hat dann der Entwickler eine neue Version des Scripts angekündigt.

Continue reading “Neue Version: Analyze and troubleshoot the logon duration via PowerShell”

Veeam Backup & Replication v8 PowerShell SDK AddIn nicht registriert

Durch unsere Kunden weite Migration weg von XenServer und SEP Sesam, hin zu VMware und Veeam, wurde es interessant mit Hilfe der PowerShell Befehle für Veeam den Backup Status zu überwachen. Hierzu gibt es ein schönes Template welches wir bereits erfolgreich einsetzen. (ZBX-VEEAM-BACKUP) Continue reading “Veeam Backup & Replication v8 PowerShell SDK AddIn nicht registriert”