Re: How to Block WSUS Updates ?
Disable the Automtaic Updates service and see if it still happens.
You can also look at the C:\Windows\Windowsupdate.log and see where it's
trying to get updates.
There are lots of reasons a meachine could be overloaded with traffic.
"nobody" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The workstation in question appears to be getting overloaded with traffic
> every morning these past 2 days. Outside consultant says our corporate
> is trying to update it.
> Workstation in question does not appear in the list of computers anywhere.
> was under the impression that if a machine does not appear in the list and
> does not "join" the COMPANY domain, WSUS couldn't touch it. No ?
> "Harry Johnston [MVP]" wrote:
>> nobody wrote:
>> > How do I stop WSUS 3.0 from trying to update a workstation that does
>> > appear in the list of Computers ? I have an IP, but the workstation is
>> > even a member of the COMPANY domain and never appears in the list of
>> > computers.
>> Starting with the basics: the WSUS server responds to requests from
>> workstations, it doesn't initiate the update process itself. So the
>> misconfiguration, if any, is on the affected client.
>> My first question is: if the workstation doesn't appear in the computer
>> what makes you think it is trying to update itself? Put another way, how
>> you find out about this workstation in the first place?
>> Is the IP address within your internal network? Can your network
>> track it down for you?