An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

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KBMicrosoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update.

Issues that are fixed

This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 provide updates to computers that are running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Installation of update 2720211 may fail if Service Pack 2 was previously uninstalled and then reinstalled.
  • After you install update 2720221, health monitoring may fail if the WSUS server is configured to use SSL.

Additionally, this update includes the following fixes:
  • 2530678 System Center Update Publisher does not publish customized updates to a computer if WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the .NET Framework 4 are installed
  • 2530709 "Metadata only" updates cannot be expired or revised in WSUS 3.0 SP2
  • 2720211 An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

  • Update 2720211 is included in this update and strengthens the WSUS communication channels.
  • The Windows Update Agent (WUA) on computers that are managed by this WSUS server will be automatically upgraded as needed after you apply this update.
  • WSUS must be in a known, good working state for this update to work. If WSUS is configured to synchronize updates from Microsoft Update, make sure that WSUS can synchronize updates. And, clients must be able to communicate with the WSUS server.

For all the details including the latest version of this article and a download link for the update, please see the following:

2734608 - An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

J.C. Hornbeck | Knowledge Engineer | Management and Security Division

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  • When can we expect to see this update distributed via WSUS itself?

  • Could you please tell us why the update was pulled the first time?

  • After applying this update our WSUS downloaded ~ 1.500 update revisions while syncing the first time with MS again. Could you please provide a deeper insight view whats going on in this case...

  • I have installed this patch, but am still unable to patch MS products that exist on Windows 8 Enterprise(RTM) systems.  Is there a checklist as to what to do next(except for what has been provided in the KB itself)?

  • I am not able to install the patch, I received "unexpected termination".

  • I get this error message:

    'UpdateServicesDBFiles' is not a valid short file name.

    My WSUS can sync with MS and I did a server clean up before.

    SP2 (2720211) also does NOT install.

    Running on Server 2008 R2 Standard SP1

  • receive error on 3 WSUS servers: "install failed" That's it. 2 others work fine. They're all pretty much identical. Now what? No updates for Win 8 and 2012 ever? And why on earth isn't this patch put out as a critical update anyway?

  • Nous avons rencontré une erreur durant l'installation de la KB.

    (an error occured during the installation of assembly "Microsoft UpdateServices.Utils,fileVerion="3.1.7600.256",versin="3.1.6001.001",culture="neutral",publickey="....",processorArchitecture="MSIL".

    Serveur Windows 2008 SP2 x86 avec WSUS en 3.0 SP2, base SQL 2005 9.0.

    Voici la procédure qui a ét�� appliqué afin que la KB fonctionne correctement :

    Arrêt du service W3SVC

    Arrêt du service WSUSSERVICE

    Changement de la propriété du service AUTO en DISABLED (très important)

    Redémarrage du serveur

    Application de la KB en mode Verbose

    'Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 9.00.3042.00

    Microsoft Analysis Services Client Tools 2005.090.3042.00

    Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 6.0.6002.18005 (lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)

    Microsoft MSXML 3.0 5.0 6.0

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0.6002.18005

    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.50727.4241

    Operating System 6.0.6002'

    in English :

    for apply correctly this KB, change service property of W3SVC and WSUSSERVICE in disabled status, reboot server and then apply KB.