Windows Updates Not Working

I have just built a Windows Server 2008 SP2 server but when I run Windows Updates after the build I just get the blue bar scrolling, back and forth checking for updates but never responds back.  I'm just left waiting!!

Why could this be?
DHPBilcareAsked:
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DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
For info this is a 64bit build.
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
Allright ...

You can try this CMD:

WindowsUpdateAgent30-x64.exe /wuforce

Wich will re install the update agent

If by far that doesnt Fix it ,Then You need to check windowsupdate.log

But before that you should check that Background Intelligent Transfer Service is working ,  and that BITS download jobs are created , via CMD bitsadmin /list /allusers

Then stop the windows update server

sc stop wuauserv

Delete those RegKeys

%windir%\softwaredistribution\datastore

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate

Delete BITS current jobs if they are any ...

bitsadmin /cancel {4706732F-9E3A-456B-9696-F0D18B8EA327}

And restart the update Serv...

sc start wuauserv


If nothing works Enable extended logging , and post back what you find
enable extended logging
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you just built it, updates should work.

Check your firewall to see if it is blocking updates. Some people have said firewall was the issue. You can install Wire Shark to see if you can determine where the packets are stalling.
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DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
Reinstalling the agent seemed to work.
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