How to Manually Import Updates into WSUS

This post explains how to manually add or import updates into WSUS from Microsoft Update catalog.

But the first question that comes in mind is why do I need to manually import or add windows updates into WSUS ?. Can’t I simply run manual synchronization in WSUS console and download the update.

Well, sometimes the Microsoft hotfixes and updates are not part of WSUS catalog. So even if you synchronize the updates, you may not see those updates in WSUS console. Therefore you need to import the update manually from Microsoft Update Catalog.

To install and configure WSUS on Windows Server 2019, you can refer this post.

Manually Import Updates into WSUS

Use the below procedure to manually import updates in WSUS. As an example, I will be importing update KB4554364 into WSUS. This update is applicable for computers running Windows 10 1903 and Windows 10 1909 OS.

Launch the WSUS console, expand your server and click Updates. On the right pane, under Actions section, click Import Updates.


Clicking Import Updates opens the browser and takes you to Microsoft Update Catalog site. In the text box, type the update number which is 4554364 in our case and click Search.

Since the 4554364 is applicable to Windows 10, Windows Server etc, you must select the right OS version. From the list of updates displayed, read click Add button.

Microsoft Update Catalog
Microsoft Update Catalog

Clicking Add button adds the update to a basket. Click View Basket.

Add Update - Microsoft Update Catalog
Add Update – Microsoft Update Catalog

You can now click Import button. This will import the selected update directly into Windows Server Update Services.

Import Update - Microsoft Update Catalog
Import Update – Microsoft Update Catalog

You can monitor the import progress on this window. If the Progress shows Waiting, it means the import operation has begun.

Finally after few minutes, the progress is changed to Done. Click Close.

Let’s check if the update has been added in WSUS. In the WSUS console, click Search. In the Search box, type the update number and click Find Now. You can now see we have successfully imported the update into WSUS.


Related Posts
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

If the import fails, where can we check logs.


Hi Prajwal,
when i try to import KB to wsus – i get an error, which says that there’s a problem with proxy or WSUS – but automatic updates work. IE 11, * added to trusted sites – what can be wrong?


Hi Prajwal,

When i click on import in WSUS the IE opens a blank white page and nothing happens

but if i try to open then it opens but i do not have import option to import wsus..

Thanks in advance

Lukholo Jeneto


I have followed the exact same steps for KB4551762.

  1. Import from MS Catalog
  2. Approved Updates
  3. All Updates are visible on my WSUS Console
  4. I ran Synch on SCCM Console a few times & they were successful.

There is I still cannot see the KB on the SCCM Console

Please see attached pictures as well.

How can I get to see the KB on the SCCM Console?

Approved Updates.PNG

I have the same issue, I’ve imported KB4551762, KB4506991, KB4512508, KB4515384 and KB4489639. But, items are not showing up in SCCM. Can you please advise?

Last edited 2 months ago by Dan
Rohit Goud

Hi Gokul & Prajwal, I don’t see the option for “View Basket” & “Add” in my WSUS console.
I am running SCCM 1902 in my production environment.
Please help me , how to get those options visible in browser.
I have tried accessing Microsoft Update Catalog site on IE,Chrome & Firefox, but still not getting those options available.
Waiting for your reply & solutions.
Thanks 🙂


Hi, Hope you have gone through the above Steps. Search with partucular KB and you will have an option ADD, Once added it will visible under VIEW BASKET


Hi Gokul
When a click on view basket I obtain a window that shows me only download button but not Import button. Is there something that I missed?
Thanks and regards.

Prajwal Desai

Use internet explorer to access update catalog site.


Hi , Please use IE browser as default

Shadab Khan

Thanks Its working..

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More