Code 800b0001 Windows 8.1 Sync error with WSUS

When i try to manually checking for updates on 8.1 clients I get the following error:

There was a problem checking for updates: code 800b0001

The clients are Windows 8.1 (WSUS shows the client as Operating System 6.3)

My version of WSUS is 3.2.7600.226

any thoughts on this?
antrimbcAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
What are your thoughts on this?
Could it be your wsus is not up to date? 3.2.7600.226 tells us nothing about updates after sp2. 8.1 showing as 6.3 is ok, it's the same for my wsus.
Have you looked up that error code?

Anyway, make sure  to install KB2720211and KB2734608 on your wsus and reboot it.
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antrimbcAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply.

how can i tell if either/both have been applied?
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
I would check out this page:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-error-800b0001#1TC=windows-7

On that page, you can find the link for the System Update Readiness tool which will resolve issues that prevent your system from installing Windows updates.
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McKnifeCommented:
You administer wsus and ask where to look? 😊
Well at your update list. Just open windows update and it will offer to list those.
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antrimbcAuthor Commented:
beautiful sarcasm.. always helps, you sure you're on the correct forum?

anyway, KB2734608 was missing.. my mistake...
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McKnifeCommented:
Sorry. Not being sarcastic, just allow me to laugh once in a while, we are all only human.
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antrimbcAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

its a forum for help not sarcasm from so-called know it alls.. not needed nor welcome imho
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McKnifeCommented:
I told you it was not meant sarcastic, don't ignore that, please. If you feel like closing without thanking, do so, but don't blame me if I find something funny and put a smiley into a comment.
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
Was the link I found helpful at all? I'd hate for this question to be closed because of a misunderstanding or miscommunication without knowing whether or not the problem was resolved.
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antrimbcAuthor Commented:
installed KB2734608 and the problem was resolved...
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antrimbcAuthor Commented:
This is a professional forum, please try to act professionally
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McKnifeCommented:
antrimbc, this is a forum as any other. Although there are customers that pay to receive this service, the experts receive no salary. I always try my best, including "working professionally", but I am still human, make mistakes and try to (share a) laugh from time to time. So I hope no bad feelings remain and wish you a nice day.
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Spike99On-Site IT TechnicianCommented:
I'm glad you were able to resolve the problem!
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