Wsus server stopped downloading files for updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,  have a server 2012R2 with WSUS, and it was all good the server stopped downloading files.

    The computers got some updates, but <g class="gr_ gr_225 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="225" id="225">still</g> have computers needing updates, and have approved the new updates for Windows (like the new build version of W10), and can´t be deployed since the update is not yet downloaded in the server.

    In the Overview have in the Download Status the following information: Updates needing files:  3,313

    Downloaded 396,293.30MB of 1,031,964.15MB

    Sometimes passes to 400mb others and others reduce. 

    He synchronizes every day with success, and I can approve the new updates but can't get all the updates needed by the computers since they aren't downloaded yet. Thanks in advance for your support.


    • Edited by Huscvarna Monday, June 5, 2017 9:45 AM
    Monday, June 5, 2017 9:41 AM

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  • 1.03TB waiting to download - it sounds like you have enabled express updates.

    can you go turn off express updates in the options? If not, you either have to let it do it's thing and wait it out, or you can re-install WSUS and start over.

    Once you have it turned off, or re-installed, use my script to keep WSUS clean and optimized.

    Have a peek at my Adamj Clean-WSUS script. It is the last WSUS Script you will ever need.


    What it does:

    1. Remove all Drivers from the WSUS Database.
    2. Shrink your WSUSContent folder's size by declining superseded updates.
    3. Remove declined updates from the WSUS Database.
    4. Clean out all the synchronization logs that have built up over time (configurable, with the default keeping the last 14 days of logs).
    5. Compress Update Revisions.
    6. Remove Obsolete Updates.
    7. Computer Object Cleanup (configurable, with the default of deleting computer objects that have not synced within 30 days).
    8. Application Pool Memory Configuration to display the current private memory limit and easily increase it by any configurable amount.
    9. Run the Recommended SQL database Maintenance script on the actual SQL database.
    10. Run the Server Cleanup Wizard.

    It will email the report out to you or save it to a file, or both.

    Although the script is lengthy, it has been made to be super easy to setup and use. There are some prerequisites and instructions at the top of the script. After installing the prerequisites and configuring the variables for your environment, simply run:

    .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -FirstRun

    and then

    .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -InstallTask

    If you wish to view or increase the Application Pool Memory Configuration, you must run it with the required switch. See Get-Help .\Clean-WSUS.ps1 -Examples

    If you're having trouble, there's also a -HelpMe option that will create a log so you can send it to me for support.

    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:50 AM
  • Hi Huscvarna,

    1. Please check if the WSUS server has installed KB3095113 and KB3159706(with manual steps listing in KB3159706), if not, please install them, they are needed for win10 updates;

    2. Please check the WSUS event log in event viewer, check if there are error 364, if yes, please check the detailed information for the downloading failure reason.

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:56 AM
  • Hi,

    Just to check if the above reply could be of help, if yes, you may mark useful reply as answer, if you have other concerns, welcome to feedback.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:40 AM