Powershell Module PSWindowsUpdate stuck at "connecting to Windows Server Update Service" RRS feed

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  • Hello Technet,

    i recently tried to make use of this fine powershell module to manage some windows updates on the clients: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-88dff796b0bc

    I downloaded and installed it, but the "core cmdlet" get-wuinstall immediatly stops after executing the command.

    When I run "get-wuinstall -verbose", I see "Connecting to Windows Server Update Service server. Please wait..."

    This won't go away.

    When I run the same command with the -debug switch instead, I get this:

    I thought to myself, maybe the Windows Update Service is not ready, so I ran the get-wuServiceManager command, but from what I can tell, this looks good:

    Any Ideas why this module won't work? I've also been trying to put this question in a more appropriate forum section, but coudn't find one that specifically was for powershell questions.

    thanks for reading and have a good time



    Monday, September 26, 2016 8:04 AM

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  • Hi MartinAD,

    Please refer to the link and test again.


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    Sunday, October 2, 2016 2:25 PM
  • regarding "Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice"

    I'd clarify that as "Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link is LESS LIKELY to change without notice." :)

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:05 PM