WSUS - 3.0 SP2 and Windows 8/2012 Server issue KB2734608

To manage Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 via WSUS 3.0. SP2 must be installed on the WSUS server hotfix KB2734608: 

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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 2720211, health monitoring may fail if the WSUS server is configured to use SSL.

How to apply this update

We recommend that you synchronize all WSUS servers after you apply this update. If you have a hierarchy of WSUS servers, apply this update, and then synchronize your servers from the top of the hierarchy on down. To synchronize your servers in this manner, follow these steps:

Note Before computers that are running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 can be updated by WSUS 3.2 servers, you must complete these steps.

  1. Start the process with WSUS 3.0 SP2 that synchronizes with Microsoft Update.
  2. Apply this update.
  3. Start a synchronization.
  4. Wait for the synchronization to succeed.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each WSUS 3.0 SP2 server that synchronizes to the server that you just updated.

Known issues with this update

  • If you have Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 clients that synchronized with WSUS 3SP2 before you applied this update, wait for the update to be applied to the WSUS servers, and then follow these steps:
    1. On the affected client, open cmd.exe in elevated mode
    2. Type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command:

      Net stop wuauserv

      rd /s %windir%\softwaredistribution\

      Net start wuauserv

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