"The WSUS community has a desperate need for an updated
diagnostic tool for the WSUS agent," said Denny LeCompte,
vice president of product management at SolarWinds. "When
WSUS version two was first launched in 2005, Microsoft
released the Client Diagnostic Tool, a free support tool.
However, it has never been updated to reflect the myriad of
changes that have occurred from WSUS v2 to WSUS v3 SP2, and
the Client Diagnostic Tool is a 32-bit only tool, leaving
64-bit systems with no equivalent functionality."
The free SolarWinds Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS
agentvalidates key Windows Update Agent configuration
values and identifies well-known causes for defective
configuration values where possible. It tests connections
to all WSUS resources required by a client and helps
identify causes of connection failures. The tool also
provides detailed descriptions of Windows Update Agent
errors and the best steps to make repairs to correct
Sysadmins who want to automate patching servers and third
party applications across tens of thousands of servers and
workstations should also download a free 30-day trial of
SolarWinds Patch Manager. With SolarWinds Patch Manager, IT
pros gain more control with dynamic patch management,
immediate updates, scheduled reboots, easy reporting, full
asset inventory, and more.
Receive pre-built, tested "WSUS-ready" packages for
common third party applications or create your own
packages and deploy any MSI, MSP, or EXE through WSUS.
Manage updates dynamically, pushing the right patches to
the right machines at the right time - including
immediate updates and scheduled reboots.
Execute custom actions with PackageBoot™ technology
before and after patches are deployed, ensuring even the
peskiest of patches deploy correctly.
Perform enterprise-wide discovery and inventory to
identify quickly which machines (both physical and
virtual) need a patch or to identify rogue or
Diagnose, repair, and force re-install of the Windows
Discover and report on status of security and critical
updates that were recently released by Microsoft.
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