WSUS, No checkbox to ‘Import Update directly into Windows Server Update Services’

This was something of a puzzle for a few earlier today.

For a client, we needed to manually add an update to WSUS, to sync with SCCM for deployment. As one would expect, I launched Update Services, then right-clicked my server to launch the import update UI.

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However, upon launching the Update Catalog, no checkbox is available to ‘Import directly into Windows Server Update Services’. Instead, the only option is to download the update content to a local directory, which is much less useful.

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Missing Checkbox? There is no way to Import into WSUS as you see here.

Symptom: When launching the Microsoft Update Catalog from WSUS, no checkbox is available to allow for importing content into WSUS.

Cause: As seen below

You must be logged on to the computer as an administrator to import the hotfixes.

From <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708583&gt;

Solution: Make sure you run the Windows Server Update Services console as an administrator.

This was pretty simple!  Make sure you run the WSUS Console as an Administrator.

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