Troubleshooting Server/Client Side error's for wsus server 2003/2008

Basic WSUS 3.0 SP1 troubleshooting

When i check the log under c:\WINDOWS\WindowsUpdate.log i get the following error "Error 0x80072efd occurred while downloading update; notifying dependent calls"
  • Solution to this is as follows

installing another WSUS Server ?

Enabling Clients to get updates from the local server Using Group Policies on 2003/2008 Server

Note :- for these policies to take effect the client has to be restarted. Create a separate policy for WSUS, DO NOT use the Default Policies
1) Create a new GPO
[Do not edit the default Domain Controller Policy or Default Domain Policy]
2) Edit the newly created GPO

Step by step Installation and Configuration of Windows Updates From Local Server 2003/2008 (WSUS/Windows Server Update Service)

Pre-Requisite for installation on a X64 Bit Windows Server Machine

For a normal installation of WSUS on a non x64 bit machine please download the non-x64 bit package when your downloading the .net framework version.
  1. Download WSUS 3.0 SP1 (as we needed WSUS to be installed on the Windows 2008 server, this is the only one that supports that particular OS version)
  2. Download ReportViewer
  3. Download SQL 2005 (if you already have sql installed please download this file)(this package is not mandatory).
  4. Download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x64)
  5. Download Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 (for IT Professionals)
  6. IIS 7.0 role needs to be installed.

    Installation of WSUS 3.0 SP1