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 →
In this post, I'm going to walk through setting up a WSUS server from scratch on Windows Server 2012 R2. I will not be covering WSUS with System Center Configuration Manager, just a standalone WSUS installation.
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.