Fix: WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012

In this article, we are going to learn Fix: WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012. WSUS is available as a role to be installed on any Windows server operating system at no additional cost. The main purpose is to keep Microsoft updates of the WSUS server’s Windows operating system and other Microsoft products. I get a terrible error in WSUS that never resolves to a WSUS-reset server node.

Error: Connection Error

An error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server.  The error can happen for a number of reasons.  Check connectivity with the server.  Please contact your network administrator if the problem persists

Click Reset server node to try to connect to the server again.

Fix WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012

Fix WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012

Follow the below steps to Fix: WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012:

Solution 1:- Reduce the number of updates approved:

If you have no ARM CPU based products, search for ARM then select all of the results, right-click and DECLINE them. If you have no 32bit based products, search for “x86-basedright click and DECLINE them. Search for patches old version of Windows (Windows XP), right-click and DECLINE them. Be careful with this one not to decline patches that apply to multiple versions of Windows that one of those is one you are using Search for FEATURE UPDATES (Windows 10 build changes) that no longer apply and DECLINE them.

Solution 2:- Server Cleanup Wizard:

Open update services console in wsus server, expand options by clicking on server clean up wizard and clean up all junk.

Solution 3:- SQL Clean Up:

Start a PowerShell as an Admin and run the following commands.

If you are running WSUS from a Windows Internal Database on Server 2012 enter the following command:

sqlcmd -I -S \\.\pipe\MICROSOFT##WID\tsql\query -i C:\WsusDBMaintenance.sql

If you are running WSUS from a Windows Internal Database on Server 2008 or SBS 2011, enter the following command:

sqlcmd.exe -I -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query -i C:\WSUSDBMaintenance.sql

Solution 4:- WSUS Repair Command:

Open a PowerShell as an Admin and run the following command.

wuauclt /detectnow

Solution 5:- Check WSUS Application Pool in IIS:

  1. Open IIS
  2. Click on Application Pools
  3. Click on WsusPool
  4. Click Advanced Settings
  5. Scroll down and increase the Private Memory Limit and decrease the Regular Time Interval.
Fix: WSUS Connection Error Reset Server Node On Windows Server 2012

WSUS Application Pool in IIS

Solution 6:- Run Wsusutil Command:

Restart all Windows services (Update Services, WID / SQL, etc.) and Open a command prompt as an Admin and run the following command.

cd C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools
Wsusutil.exe postinstall /servicing

Also Read – Complete Guide to Install and Configure WSUS Server 2016 (Windows Server Update Services)

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