I have a client that runs a Windows 2003 server with Windows Update Server 3.2. Has been running just fine until today. Now when they launch the snap in they get an error that it can't connect to the server. I restarted the Update Services service but that did not work. I checked the event log and I have the following error:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows Server Update Services
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7053
Time: 9:40:42 AM
The WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error. This may be a transient error; try restarting the administration console. If this error persists,
Try removing the persisted preferences for the console by deleting the wsus file under %appdata%\Microsoft\MMC\.
ion -- Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp
Any thoughts on how to resolve without a reboot?