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Windows Update Service unavailable on almost every computer RRS feed

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  • After getting the famed Microsoft redirect from forum to forum, here I am...

    Most computers in our environment are not installing Windows Updates. Some are systems that have been used for years, others are brand-new computers with clean installs. These ISOs were downloaded directly from MSDN. The particular version of Windows does not seem to matter, as it is affecting 1803, 1809, and 1903 installs. Occasionally, systems will connect to MS and update, but most are not. 

    The particular error I am getting is:

    "Error Encountered. We'll continue to check daily for upgrades.

    We couldn't connect to the update service. We'll try again later, or you can check now. If it still doesn't work, make sure you're connected to the Internet."

    Thus far, I have tried the automatic troubleshooters for Updates and Network. I have renamed the SoftwareDistribution folders. I have performed a SFC and CheckDisk. I have performed a clean install of Windows directly from Microsoft's site. I have set the BITS, Crypt, and Update services to start automatically, and I've restarted them. I have connected multiple systems to an entirely new network. I have disabled firewalls. If I've seen it in a Microsoft forum, I've tried it, and no luck. Please advise.

    One sample system had Windows installed today. Build number is 18362.239, running Windows 10 Enterprise 1903. All drivers have been updated from Dell.

    Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:46 PM

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