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  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have a WSUS installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box, I have a new Windows Server 2012 box (joined to domain) that cannot get updates from the WSUS, whenever I try to search for new updates I receive the following error in event viewer:

    Windows Update failed to check for updates with error 0x800B0001

    Note: I cannot see the Win2K12 server in the WSUS console under computers node.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:39 AM

Answers

  • I installed KB2734608 on the WSUS server and all is ok now, Windows Server 2012 servers report back to the WSUS server installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 box with no issues.
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:27 AM

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    • Marked as answer by AhmadJY Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:54 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by AhmadJY Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:13 PM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:53 AM
  • It seems the issue still exists.

    The weired thing is that Windows Server 2012 appears as Windows Server 2003 in WSUS console unders Computers node!

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:13 PM
  • The thread you cited *IS* the correct correction for this issue, and it's the only correction.

    Did you install KB2720211? or did you install KB2734608? If you installed KB2734608, did you perform all of the post-installation instructions as documented in the KB article?

    Did you also install the update to all of your remote consoles?


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    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
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    • Marked as answer by AhmadJY Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:28 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Lawrence Garvin Friday, December 13, 2013 11:17 PM
    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 2:21 PM
  • I installed KB2734608 on the WSUS server and all is ok now, Windows Server 2012 servers report back to the WSUS server installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 box with no issues.
    Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:27 AM
  • I couldn't get it to run even after installing the mentioned KB fixes. So I investigated the error myself, and found a "hack" that seems to fix the issue. Wrote up a small piece on it here: http://tplive.azurewebsites.net/2013/12/windows-update-error/

    Best regards,
    Thomas Paulsen
    Senior consultant, MCITP: EA & SP2010, MCT
    iTet as
    Nordland, Norway

    Friday, December 13, 2013 2:20 PM
  • I couldn't get it to run even after installing the mentioned KB fixes. So I investigated the error myself, and found a "hack" that seems to fix the issue. Wrote up a small piece on it here: http://tplive.azurewebsites.net/2013/12/windows-update-error/

    You and about a thousand other people have reported "I had already installed [the update], but installing it AGAIN fixed the problem.", which is almost assuredly a simple indication that the original installation of the update failed, and you simply did not recognize that the installation of the update was not successful.

    The fact that the /selfupdate folder was corrupted (read: missing files) pretty much says it all. There's no bug. Your installation of the update simply failed. (Or, the server wasn't healthy to begin with and you got what you got.)

    Bottom line: The only known cause for a client-side 0x800B0001 error code is that the WSUS server has not been properly and completely patched.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence R Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Friday, December 13, 2013 11:24 PM