Update 2018-04-20: I've rolled the information in this post and updated it, into a new post about setting up a WSUS server from scratch on Windows Server 2016 Core. The post is also suitable for a regular Windows Server 2016 server with a GUI. You can read it here. I've been dealing with some... Continue Reading →
I thought about trying to find a better name for this post and this issue, but this is all I could come up with. Update 2017-10-16: A few people have contacted me and made me aware that doing the reg hack below can prevent users from using Microsoft Office Clipart, so you should be aware... Continue Reading →
If you've installed a fresh install of Windows Server 2016/Windows 10 1607 recently, you may have experienced a problem when it tries to download and install updates from your local WSUS server - specifically, it doesn't, it gets stuck. You've tired rebooting, stopping the BITS and WU services, deleting %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution but nothing seems to work.
f you've been managing a WSUS server for any length of time, you may have run into the well known MMC connection error by now. I started having more often after upgrading to Windows Server 2012 R2's WSUS but was able to quickly solve my issue. Later when setting up another 2012 R2 WSUS server I had the same issue but the same fix didn't work. Here's a small collection of resolutions to this common problem.