InfoButtonJust a quick FYI on an article over on our TechNet Wiki regarding how WSUS and Cluster-Aware Updating are affected by Windows Server 8 Beta updates:

There are two known issues with Windows Server "8" Beta update process:

  • Windows 8 Beta Updates are not marked for WSUS
  • The Beta Microsoft Update Catalog is not available for WSUS on Windows Server “8” Beta

Pre-release updates, including Windows “8” Consumer Preview and Windows Server “8” Beta updates, are not marked for WSUS.
Normally when updates are not marked for WSUS, you can still import them via Microsoft Update Catalog. However, the Beta Microsoft Update Catalog Website is currently not available for WSUS. Therefore, the import mechanism does not work. Updates for existing products that are marked for WSUS continue to be marked for WSUS.

For all the details and the workaround please see the following:

How WSUS and Cluster-Aware Updating are affected by Windows Server 8 Beta Updates : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7891.how-wsus-and-cluster-aware-updating-are-affected-by-windows-server-8-beta-updates.aspx

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center & Security Knowledge Engineer

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