WSUS not reporting correctly with Windows Server 2012
Posted on 2014-02-14
All windows server 2012 servers and windows 8 clients don't correctly report to WSUS that they are pending a reboot as there status after installing an update that needs one. If you log into them they will show they are pending a reboot. They will report there status of installed and updates needed correctly just not if they are pending a reboot. Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, windows 7, and windows 8.1 will report they are pending a reboot in the status.
Looking in the registry of those servers they do have the Reboot Required registry key under HKLM\software\microsft\windows\currentversion\windowsupdate\auto update.