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WSUS not reporting correctly with Windows Server 2012

Posted on 2014-02-14
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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.
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The correct location to determine whether there is a pending reboot is found here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\PendingFileRenameOperations
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That registry key does not exist on either the Server 2012 or Server 2012 R2 servers.  When you log in they show they have a pending reboot but still don't have that key.
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The other solutions weren't the solution.
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