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WindowsUpdate_80072F8F

    Question

  • I just installed windows server 2008 r2 standard on a server and when I went to update it I got this error message WindowsUpdate_80072F8F. I tried the microsoft fix and when I tried to open it the program said it could not connect to the server. Any ideas on fixing this? I haven't done anything to the server except try to update it. No roles or programs installed on it yet.
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:33 AM

Answers

  • This issue may occur if the date and time on the computer varies too much from the valid date and time of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates that are used by the Windows Update Web site.  Verify that the server has the correct time and then try running the updates again.

    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Blog | Twitter: @Arposh | Powershell Client System Administration tool
    • Marked as answer by jkay16 Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:35 PM
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:45 AM
  • Hello,

    to add, refer to that: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072f8f

     


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    • Marked as answer by jkay16 Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:35 PM
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:52 AM

All replies

  • This issue may occur if the date and time on the computer varies too much from the valid date and time of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates that are used by the Windows Update Web site.  Verify that the server has the correct time and then try running the updates again.

    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Blog | Twitter: @Arposh | Powershell Client System Administration tool
    • Marked as answer by jkay16 Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:35 PM
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:45 AM
  • Hello,

    to add, refer to that: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072f8f

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Microsoft Student Partner 2010 / 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator 

    • Marked as answer by jkay16 Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:35 PM
    Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:52 AM
  • Thank you. Was exactly the problem after resetting cmos. Cheers!
    Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:30 AM
  • This issue may occur if the date and time on the computer varies too much from the valid date and time of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificates that are used by the Windows Update Web site.  Verify that the server has the correct time and then try running the updates again.

    If you found this post helpful, please give it a "Helpful" vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an "Answer".

    Rich Prescott | MCITP, MCTS, MCP

    Blog | Twitter: @Arposh | Powershell Client System Administration tool

    Thanks the answer is correct, it reminded me that this particular Intel system board on this unit loses it's date and time settings if there is a power outage even if it's only a few minutes despite the fact it has a UPS, I hadn't realized there must have been a power outage when I wasn't present.

    I realize this might seem a trifling detail but instead of the user being confronted with 'WindowsUpdate_80072F8F' which to normal people means absolutely nothing and the link to the knowledge base forum doesn't work either, the message is there is a problem with the certificate verification on this site and it's recommended you don't proceed (or similar message) so you are stymied from finding out what the problem is whatever you try to do, it would be nice if there was a message indicating what the actual problem was.

    Greg


    Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:34 PM