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WSUS broken

WSUS would not get updates for server.  Picked up all client computers (xp).  the server was part of the update GPO

I removed group policies refering to intranet site, uninstalled WSUS from server (sbs2008 r2) but and double checked all other GPO's for reference to updates and server. there shouldnt be anything blocking (firewall off).  Not sure what else to try . windows updates utility errors out with "windows could not search for updates". error 80072EFD.  I've been fighting this one for months.  Any ideas would be helpful, thanks in advance.

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SBSWindows Server 2008

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Don

8/22/2022 - Mon
Larry Struckmeyer MVP

So the SBS 2008 is without WSUS?  Removed it, but no updates from WU or MU?  Or you reinstalled it but still no server updates?

Can't tell what you have already tried... have you seen this:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80072efd
madcitytechs

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Yes tried to resinstall from scratch, now i've removed everything (apparently not) and am trying to rely solely on the standard windows update feature.
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Dc2 is looking at the decommissioned server!

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    ElevateNonAdmins    REG_DWORD    0x1
    WUServer    REG_SZ    http://xdc1:8530
    WUStatusServer    REG_SZ    http://xdc1:8530

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers    REG_DWORD    0x1
    NoAutoUpdate    REG_DWORD    0x0
    AUOptions    REG_DWORD    0x3
    ScheduledInstallDay    REG_DWORD    0x0
    ScheduledInstallTime    REG_DWORD    0x3
    IncludeRecommendedUpdates    REG_DWORD    0x1
    RescheduleWaitTimeEnabled    REG_DWORD    0x1
    RescheduleWaitTime    REG_DWORD    0x1
    RebootWarningTimeoutEnabled    REG_DWORD    0x1
    RebootWarningTimeout    REG_DWORD    0x5
    DetectionFrequencyEnabled    REG_DWORD    0x1
    DetectionFrequency    REG_DWORD    0x16
    RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled    REG_DWORD    0x0
    UseWUServer    REG_DWORD    0x1


C:\Users\xadm>

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This confirms that it's still getting the WSUS policy
Don

if you run RSOP.msc you can determine which policy is applying the "Specify Intranet....."
madcitytechs

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true, the policy is pointing to a server that is offline.  I have gone through the default, client, common and server (updates) gpo's and not found any reference.  I'm searching registry atm but how can I clear this setting the right way?
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Don

Did you run Rsop.msc ?

Don

Might I suggest/recommend that you repair WSUS


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd443475%28WS.10%29.aspx
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i can try clearing the values found in registry but as soon as i gpupdate the values are replaced.
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If you delete the reference to http://xdc1:8530 in your group policy under "Specify intranet Microsoft Update service location", clients will then go to Microsoft Update
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Found an old policy imported during migration.  I removed the mention.  WSUS gives me a headache so I tend to stay away although it has gotten better.  Thank you for leading me in the right direction.
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