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Hey,

Does anyone know if Microsoft publish a list of the IP ranges they use for Windows Update?

I need to whitelist them on my IPS.

PS: I'm aware that I may actually be getting the files from an ISP cache or another local (I'm in Australia) repo and not directly from the Microsoft US servers.

EDIT: I'm running Windows 7 and 8 on various machines and the IPS is Snort running in front of all the hosts.
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You can't do it via hostname?
    
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You can't do it via hostname?

Unfortunately no. If you put in a host name, it will resolve it to an IP then store the IP.

There is no functionality to periodically resolve hostnames.

And Microsoft say "For security purposes, the IP address for the Windows Update web site constantly changes and it is not a fixed address."

However, I actually have solved this myself with the following steps.

1: Changed connectivity profile of LAN interface
2: Created Suppress list for 2 event types (the ones that MS update was triggering)

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Thanks mate, I actually found those a little while after posting this thread :-)
    
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