WSUS: Workstations are not Reporting To or Receiving Windows Updates from Windows Server Update Service

If you discover that Workstations are not reporting to or receiving Windows Updates from your Windows Server Update Service, this is most likely caused by:

A) Corrupt SoftwareDistribution folder
B) Another Workstation having a matching SusClientId.

SOLUTION

To fix either of these scenarios:

1) Go into services.msc
2) Stop the Automatic Updates service
3) Navigate to C:\Windows
4) Delete the SoftwareDistribution folder and WindowsUpdate.log
5) Open the Registry
6) Go to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate

7) Delete SusClientId & SusClientIdValidation
8) Start the Automatic Update service
9) From the run command, run the following command:

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

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2 Responses to WSUS: Workstations are not Reporting To or Receiving Windows Updates from Windows Server Update Service

  1. Pingback: Windows XP: Drives Mapped by Group Policy Preferences are not Mapping | My Windows System Administrator

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you!!! Perfect fit for our issue, and this NAILED it!!

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