Steps to resolve error 0xc1800118

(Alternative title: “Help, I followed the steps provided earlier and I’m still seeing failures!” This applies to anyone who missed KB 3159706 when it was offered as a hotfix to Windows Server 2012/R2, and who subsequently enabled synching of Upgrades in their environment before patching WSUS.  The Upgrades that were likely downloaded most recently happen to be for the…


How to delete upgrades in WSUS

(Alternative title: "Help, I synched Upgrades before installing the patch!"  This applies to anyone who missed KB 3095113 when it was offered as a hotfix, and subsequently enabled synching of Upgrades in their environment.  The upgrades that were downloaded happen to be from the Windows 10 1511 feature upgrade, but these steps could be modified…


Important update for WSUS 4.0 (KB 3095113)

Most of you know that we released the Windows 10 1511 feature update, which is the first in-place upgrade for Windows 10, to WSUS in December 2015.  To fully enable this deployment scenario, we shipped a patch to WSUS for WS12 and WS12R2 (KB 3095113) in October 2015.  Following this release, we received some questions regarding the…