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WSUS removal in SBS 2008 and now cant do windows update

Hi, I just took over a SBS2008 server and the previous admin had removed WSUS from it (not appearing on the add remove programs list) as it was taking up to much space on the server.

However since then none of the client pcs nor the server can check for updates.  Also if we try to check manually for updates it wont let us install. says error 80072EFD  Windows encountered a unknown error

Also when doing a manual update, the systems still say that the windows updates are managed by system administrator.

Any help ?
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Cris Hanna

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Hi,

Yes that is quite normal because after removal they must forget to default the Group Policies related to this.
Please open Group Policy Management console and navigate to Computer Configuration-Administartive Templates-Windows Components/Windows Updates-Policy and set the followigns to DEFAULT

1-Specify intranet Microsoft update service location
2-Set the intranet update service for detecting updates
3-Set the intranet statistics server
4-Check for updates at the following interval (hours):  20

Also there might be some special policies such as when updates will be checked, update installation automatic or manual etc.
c45

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sorry for the delayed response.  When i open the GPM all i see is

Forest
and the domain

Sorry a bit lost here
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Cris Hanna

While the question has an accepted answer I'm still going to chime in.  Why not simply repair WSUS and use it as designed on SBS?  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd443475(v=ws.10).aspx

Probably the easiest repair process in all of SBS.
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