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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

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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