I have a similar problem on a server 2012 (Essentials) to that described in questions Windows Server 2012 checking for updates forever
and windows 2012 server and wsus
I have not had any auto Windows Updates for the last 3 months.
Originally WU showed a red warning message about having not checked for updates giving a 'last checked date' 3 months prior (even although was set to auto download updates). After carrying out various actions described in questions above and from many other sources I now have Windows update reporting ‘You are set to automatically download updates’ with ‘most recent’ and ‘updates installed’ showing ‘never’. WU never attempts to check for updates. When I click ‘check for updates’ it appears to start but never completes.
The WindowsUpdate log shows the ‘FATAL: CNetworkCostChangeHandler::RegisterForCostChangeNotifications: CoCreateInstance failed with error 80004002
’ error'. One of the few things I have not done is;
wuauclt /ResetAuthorization /DetectNow
because the Microsoft instruction link prior to this suggested action does not exist anymore (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows7/windows-update-error-80004002
). What instructions were in this link?
I am quite happy to start again on this problem feel free to suggest actions to try to fix this.
I have attached a WindowsUpdate log file. The entries starting at 08:34 was after a reboot. The entries at 16:09 was after manually checking for updates.