Thursday, October 20, 2011

Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) error 0x80072ee6, won't contact server

Are you getting some error like this?

WU client succeeds CClientCallRecorder::BeginFindUpdates from AutomaticUpdates with call...  WU client executing call ... of type Search Call
DownloadFileInternal failed for fs03/SelfUpdate/ error 0x80072ee6
IsUpdateRequired failed with error 0x80072ee6

The reason you are getting that is in the GPO under

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Admin Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Update:

"Specify intranet Microsoft update service location"

You probably entered the hostname as when it should be

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