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Unable to make updates visible in WSUS console

Topics: Configuration Issue, Misc.
Mar 6, 2015 at 1:28 PM

I've been playing around with WPP for the past week or so on a 2012 R2 WSUS server and have had some great success with deploying Adobe Reader, Chrome and a few other applications out to Windows 7 and 8.1 client PCs.

But, I can't get the updates to show in the WSUS Console itself at all. Previously, when right clicking on an update and choosing "Make visible in WSUS Console" I was getting an error of "Login failed for Domain\MyUsername". This is despite me being a domain admin and also having my account in the WSUS Administrators group locally on the server.

I've since reinstalled WPP to see if that will make any difference and now the options to "Make visible in WSUS Console" or "Hide in WSUS Console" are both greyed out.

Otherwise things are working great with our third party updates but I would like to see them in the WSUS console to be able to report on them more easily.

Anyone have any thoughts or experienced this themselves?

Let me know, thanks

Mar 6, 2015 at 4:44 PM
There is two prerequisites to have this option enable :
  • In Settings -> Server Tab : The option "When publishing a new update", must not be set to "Never..."
  • In Settings -> Server Tab : "Connect to local server" must be tick. That mean, you must run WPP directly on the Wsus server.
Now, why have you this error message (Login failed...).
  • Are you using the Windows Internal Database (defualt Wsus installation) or a SQL database ?
  • If you use a SQL DB, is it on the Wsus server or another server ?
Mar 6, 2015 at 6:29 PM
Thanks but I actually figured it out just after my original post!

All the options were correct, it just needed me to be logged in under the same account that WSUS was installed with.

I had to grant local admin rights to the WSUS server to that account just to get WPP to launch but once that was done I was able to publish updates to the WSUS Console no problem.

Marked as answer by DCourtel on 3/6/2015 at 11:11 AM