WUServer and WUStatusServer Registry Settings Ignored by WUA

Sunil Pagare 46 Reputation points

Hi Team,

Recently we are facing with very unexpected problem, where on few of the Windows OS machine (mostly running server 2012, server 2016 and Windows 10) are not detecting and installing Windows Update from configured WSUS server as per below registry settings. We also tried configuration from group policy and resetting the Windows Update Component (restarted all WU services), still Windows Update Agent as per WindowsUpdate.log goes to internet Microsoft Update server for searching the missing Windows updates. Registry configured settings for Custom WU server as below:


Is there any issue with Microsoft WUA component for this or any other kind of environment issue?

Please suggest the fix or any workaround for this.

Best Regards,
Sunil Pagare

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 7,181 Reputation points MVP

    From an Administrative Command Prompt on an affected client, run the following:
    gpresult /h gpo.htm
    and share the result with your favourite method or pastebin it so that we can see it.

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 7,181 Reputation points MVP

    It is likely environmental.

    Dual Scan comes to mind

    Also, use this to troubleshoot - work from the top to the bottom.

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  2. AllenLiu-MSFT 35,421 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi, @Sunil Pagare

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Q&A forum.

    It looks like dual scan like Adam said, you may try to enable the policy "Do not allow update deferral policies to cause scans against Windows Update" for the client machines.


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  3. Sunil Pagare 46 Reputation points

    Hi @AllenLiu-MSFT , @Adam J. Marshall

    Thanks for your inputs. We confirmed that there is no group policy configured regarding Windows Update, WUB. This issue is occurring only on 2 to 3 machines.

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