SBS 2011: WSUS stops downloading updates


  • When I check out the 'download status' on the <server> page in the WSUS console, I notice WSUS needs a couple of files and reports it's downloading them. When I check the same page a day later, the download status is exactly the same.  Restarting the BITS-service gets it going again, in most cases. But sometimes I need to manually start the Synchronize process.

    Now it's easy to schedule a script to restart the BITS service like once a day, but there must be a cause for the stalled update download? Question is: what can cause this?


    Monday, May 21, 2012 7:48 AM