Friday, July 29, 2011

"Update could not be found" error when reinstalling WSUS

When installing the WSUS role, Windows first tries to find updates for this service. If the setup fails to connect to the update source, it stops with the error: The Installation failed the update could not be found there may be a network connection issue.

This can happen when reinstalling the service while the server is still configured to update from itself or when migrating the WSUS serviceafter uninstalling it from the old server.

In order to resolve this, modify the Windows Update settings of the server then add the WSUS role again. For example you may disable the Windows Update group policy and apply the modification running gpupdate /force on the server. Afterwards WSUS should add successfully.

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