How to find your WSUS Server?

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by homesick1337, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    Is there a way or area I can look on a computer to find the WSUS computer? I need to disable it as the updates have maxed out a HD here and I am trying to find it. An existing network that was setup before I worked here and my boss wants to have that server disabled on the computer I am at as it takes up all the HD space when it does it's update.

    You help is needed and appreciated.


    Thank You,
    Mathew


    PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN
     
  2. homesick1337

    homesick1337 Computer Lover

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    UPDATE:

    I found the WSUS server through our GPO and now I want to know how to disable the WSUS server? Anyone know how to?
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    One PC on a network is having problems so you want to disable the WSUS server? I mean, if you found it via GPO that means you know the NETBIOS name of the server. Simply open a CMD prompt on your server and type "net stop wsusservice" - but you can also modify your settings so the updates are not stored locally (if HD space is an issue), cleanup old updates, or add more HD space to your server. I wouldn't think you'd ever want to disable that functionality unless you are just going to redirect everything to the Microsoft Update website.