Open Server Manager and remove Web Server (IIS) and Windows Server Update Services roles.
When asked for, leave the check boxes clear for the removal of WSUS database, log files and downloaded update files. During the installation of WSUS 3.0 SP2, the Server Manager on Windows Server 2008 [R2] actually looks for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Dynamic Installer for Server Manager [x64 Edition] (KB972493), but the update server is normally configured to receive updates from itself, and there’s no itself—functioning at least—for the moment.
But deep inside the WSUS server, things are a mess: The WSUS server is the only computer that can get updates from itself, it cannot communicate with clients, and after a few days, all computers—except for the WSUS server itself—are listed as .
Visiting Event Viewer Custom Views for Server Roles, or hitting the Roles’ list collapse sign (plus sign inside the square) on Server Manager and looking into each role’s events, you’d be surprised to see there’s no recent events or perhaps no events at all listed for Web Server (IIS).
It occurred to me that perhaps the new SCCM is overriding the domain policy.
To fix that, I tried changing the domain policy to point the workstations to the sccm server hoping they would report to that server for updates. Even though the clients show up, the status for all of them reads "Not updated yet".
So, if you know for sure the exact update that does this, please comment.
On the surface at least, the server looks OK: It synchronizes with upstream Microsoft servers, displays newly-published updates, approves and declines as been told, and downloads approved updates flawlessly.
I have since removed those from the synchronization list but no I get Error: Connection error. This doesn't work, nor does clearing out the WSUS snap-in config file under APPDATA Anyone else get this problem and resolve it?There are hundreds of results on Google with many pointing to Technet but I still can't get this issue resolved.Servers are all 2008 R2 Enterprise and clients are all Windows 7 Pro/Ent x64.If I click the box Windows checks for updates but never displays updates and eventually the message reappears and I can click the button again.WSUS is synchronizing correctly according to the logs but clients aren't pulling down updates.