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    Afternoon Guys,

    Some of you may remember my thread about WSUS content not getting through. After speaking to EDICT several times they assured me it was not a problem their end and must lie with our ISA server. After fiddling with ISA for a few days it seemed all was fine here.

    They phoned me back today and informed me their firewalls block ALL WSUS content from getting through. I can sync 100% but as far as getting the updates themselves, its a no go. I mean WTF. How can they justify blocking MS updates. I have 600 computers sitting here all needing about 200-300 critical / security updates. Its an absolutely stupid decision on their parts.

    Is anyone else in the same boat, i.e behind hampshires firewalls? Have you found a work around.

    Thanks

    Jon

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    Oh dear.. sounds almost suicidal if they're not allowing windows clients to be patched. How do they expect you to be keeping that aspect of your network secure?

    I don't know about EDICT but at least they had the decency to get back to you with an HONEST answer. My next step would be to justify allowing windows updates - if this means them having to provide an upstream server then so be it. Do you have anyone you can escalate to?

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    Request that they setup an upstream WSUS box then ... that way they will cache the updates and not get hit for bandwidth.

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    Worked when we tried it (on hantsnet) - stick your WSUS server on the other side of your ISA box.. and see what happens.

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    I do not have ISA, and receive updates from WSUS through HantsNet no problem - even received some updates today.

    Must be ISA related?

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    Tried that. No joy.

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    they must be telling me porkies then. They do seem like clueless idiots lol.

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