Windows Server 2016 WSUS not downloading updated from Microsoft update. Download Status show as 0% RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have installed windows 2016 fresh OS.  Post configuration of the WSUS service the wsus console Download Status  show as 0%.

    There are no error message .. synchronization is completed successfully. Approved the patches.. but still   Download Status  show as 0%.  Can any one has the solution ..

    • Edited by VVBG Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:35 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 12:21 PM

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  • Hi,

    Here are some suggestions that might help you analyze this problem.

    1. As a newly deployed WSUS server, if there is a corporate firewall between WSUS and the Internet, you may have to configure the firewall to ensure that WSUS can get updates.
      See this link for details:
    2. Check that the related service has started.
      Press Windows + R and enter services.msc in the Run. Check if the following services are started:
      > Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    3. If your current network has connectivity issues with Microsoft Update. Find SoftwareDistribution.log in the following path:
      %programfiles%\Update Services\LogFiles
      To see if the content contains network connectivity errors.

    Reply back with the results would be happy to help.


    Yic Lv

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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:27 AM