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Can be caused by WSUS not downloading the updates properly and sending you the failed downloads. You may have to uninstall those updates.

Go to services and stop the Automatic Updates service

Go to the C:\WINDOWS\ and delete the SoftwareDistribution folder.

Restart the automatic updates service.

Then in the Run box type

wuauclt.exe /detectnow

To force a check with WSUS.


WSUS can only be installed on a standalone server 2003 box or a server 2003 box that is a member of a domain. It can’t be installed on a domain controller and will just bring up an error at the end of the install saying it failed.