SBS 2011 - Windows update error

Steven Swarts
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G'day guys,

Newly installed SBS 2011 (Migrated from SBS 2003) comes up with a Windows Update error - Code 8024402C

Weird because WSUS is installed appears to be working fine, I installed updates to the server (first round of updates) and restarted and tried to continue to install updates but then this error occurred.

I tried restarting it and no change. All the required services are running.

Googling came up with people uninstalling WSUS and re-installing it, I would like to avoid that if at all possible.

Also if people would like to have the list of the updates that were installed prior to it breaking I can provide that.

Steve
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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT Consultant

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Can you try running updates from the MS website?  And check if one of them updates WSUS?

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It doesn't let me update via the website, unless I'm missing something.

I went to http://windowsupdates.windows.com 

Shows me how to open windows updates via start menu
Hi sjswarts,

you can try to run "fix my network wizard"

If it will not help, run SBS BPA:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673284/en-us

If still nothing, repair wsus by following this article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg680316.aspx¨


Good luck!

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You need to open Windows Update and click Check Online for updates from Microsoft Update Server.

Author

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I have already run the "fix my network wizard"

Only found some warnings that weren't a problem, I'm running the BPA now and will see what that finds.

Thanks for the comments

Author

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Fantastic mate, don't know why they hide it away, but that was all it required. So far its downloading updates right now and hopefully goes to install them soon.

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Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT Consultant

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If WSUS doesn't work after this, you will require to reconfigure WSUS.

Thanks for accepting my answers.

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I will post back if it works

Author

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Ok using that method only checks online for the updates, which works but kind of defeats the purpose of WSUS.

I guess I was a bit to early to say this is fixed, as the root problem is still there - somewhere, i'll find you...
Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT Consultant

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ok, the solution with SBS is not to mess around with WSUS directly.

Go to Small Business Console and use that to manage WSUS

Author

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Ok that seems to be my issue, is there any way I can default WSUS back to SBS preferred settings?

Author

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Just hang ten guys, I think I might have remembered all the changes that I did.

It shows up now in SBS Console, so thats a step in the right direction.

I have to remember to use the SBS Console for everything... Argh...

I will post back if it is fixed, need to wait till tonight to restart for some updates to apply.
Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT Consultant

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Author

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I might need that later, but for now the updates through SBS 2011 Console (advanced) seem to work. I get a nice green tick on the home tab.

However when I go to scan for updates for the server it errors again - Code 8024402C

Author

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Ah... I think its the GPO is broken, seeing that the migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011, I expected the GPO's to be updated to reflect the new server. How wrong I was.

Thank you @ihasham I believe you have led me to my answer.
Imtiaz HashamTechnical Director / IT Consultant

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GPOs are fantastic devices to break :)

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Yes this is a confirmation that the migration had LEFT behind some old GPO's, unfortunately I must have overlooked that part of the step-by-step.

Anyway its happily updating as it should as of now. Thanks to all!!

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