Recent issues with Windows 2008/R2/2012 updates.


  • I am having issues updating some 2008/R2/2012 clients in an environment where this has never been an issue. 2003 clients have no issue.

    We have a WSUS server and unrestricted access to WU. Simplish network; Server > Switch > Router > Internet.

    Updating from WSUS has worked fine, forever. As has updating from WU. We typically select "Check for updates from Microsoft Update" and just use WSUS to record status. WSUS makes a fine fall-back though.

    The last few weeks though, both have been failing. On about 15 servers (about half of the servers I've tried), I've gotten a few errors - ex: 80070643 and 80243004. The best I can get is after repeatedly checking for updates, sometimes I can get a few going at a time. These errors just seem like general inspecific errors, I don't think there is an issue with the servers themselves. DNS maybe?

    Restarting or flushing DNS hasn't helped.

    Any suggestions?

    EDIT: I know this isn't the most detailed question, but I'm having a hard time finding a common theme - I get different errors for different updates and different results on different servers.
    Monday, August 26, 2013 6:40 PM