WSUS server refresh

Hi

We would like to have our WSUS server list refreshed as the majority of Windows updates to servers and desktops are failing when updated via the WSUS server but when we perform an online update scan from the affected computer/s the updates gets downloaded and installed.

We run WSUS version :  6.3.9600.16384
On server 2012

Please advise how to refresh or re-import the WSUS updates

Thank you
Quintin SmithAsked:
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Just perform a synchronization through the WSUS console, this will update all of the updates on the server.

Then try to approve some test them on some machines and report back on this please.

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Quintin SmithAuthor Commented:
Thank you Mark

We will test your suggestion this coming weekend :-)

Regards
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Do you schedule a synchronization?
Should schedule it once a day.

Also make sure you do a database cleanup regularly
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"Just perform a synchronization through the WSUS console, this will update all of the updates on the server. "

Wrong!!

You need to use the wsusutil with the reset command

Checks that every update metadata row in the database has corresponding update files stored in the file system. If update files are missing or have been corrupted, WSUS downloads the update files again.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720466%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
Quintin SmithAuthor Commented:
Thanks All for your input

It looks like "Just perform a synchronization through the WSUS console, this will update all of the updates on the server" did the trick, but will keep your posts in mind should we run into future issues

Thanks again
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