This is the Windows Server Update Services support team blog. We cover all things relating to WSUS and Windows Update.
Many times here in the WSUS product support group we get calls that boil down to some sort of issue with the client. Maybe a DLL is no longer registered for some reason, or maybe the proxy isn’t configured, who knows. Well what if I told you there was an easy way to repair almost any common Windows Update client configuration issue with just a few clicks of your mouse?
Well today you can do this thanks to one of our new Microsoft Fix It automated solutions. With just a few clicks you can reset the Windows Update client and make it work like new. To check this out for yourself visit KB971058: How do I reset the Windows Update settings? and click on the Fix It button:
I won’t go into all the gory details about what this cool Fix It does as you can read that directly from the source, but the next time you think you may have a problem with one of your Windows Update clients you might give this a shot. You never know, it just might save you a couple hours that would otherwise be better spent playing Server Quest.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer
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The first thing you’ll probably want to do is gather up any relevant information and log files so that
Reset? It took me three days to go through all the updates last time. What does a reset entail?