Additional note on KB 2734608 regarding WSUS, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

InformationAs we mentioned yesterday, the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) team has released Knowledge Base article 2734608. This update lets servers running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 provide updates to computers that are running Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012.

If you have previously applied this update then there are no additional steps to take. Since this KB was taken offline due to backend issues, there are no changes to the download packages themselves. All customers though should be aware of the following steps described in the “Known Issues” section of this KB:

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

For more details on what is included in this KB, please go to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608

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

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