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WSUS and Windows 8

by Jón Ólafsson

Those who have been using Windows 8 and/or Server 2012 on a domain with WSUS server know that Windows update hasn’t been working. This has caused the update client to throw errors like 800B0001, 80072EFE or 80072F76.

This happens if the WSUS server is installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 (or older) as WSUS 3.0 SP2 needs to be updated.

What you need to do is to install KB2734608  ( from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608 )

  1. Download and install the patch      x86  or  x64
  2. Reboot the WSUS server
  3. Open CMD and run these commands followed by ENTER after each one
    Net stop wuauserv
    rd /s %windir%\softwaredistribution\
    Net start wuauserv
  4. Do a full synchronization

 

That’s it…  WSUS will now be working for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

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