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Windows Server 2012 R2 WSUS Console Error (Reset Node Error)

Hi all,

If you are getting a Reset Node Error when you are opening your WSUS console on Windows Server 2012 R2, first attempt to restart all associated Windows services (Update Services, WID / SQL, etc.). If that has not fixed it, open a command prompt with elevated privileges and run the following commands:

cd C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools

Wsusutil.exe postinstall /servicing

If you do not have he wsusutil.exe in that folder, simply search for it on the C drive as the WSUS original installation would have placed it in a temporary folder as well as the intended folder.

You can now start the WSUS console successfully.

If you have any questions or issues feel free to contact me on [email protected]

Alex Tarata / L3 Consulting

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  1. IIS Manager, left side Application Pools, right click on WSUSPool and “start”. All should be well now.

    – This worked for me! Thanks!

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