I had to rebuild my SUS server because the old one was still on Win2008 (x86) and I couldn’t get any of the Win10 Anniversary Edition updates.
After rebuilding the server, everything is going great. The service is installed, the updates are downloading, and I see that there are updates for the SUS server pending. So I apply them and reboot.
And the updates breaks SUS and the SUS Console giving me a constant “Reset Server Node” error.
I found this post with details to fix it. KB3159706 needs some post install steps done to unbreak SUS. (Why can’t these post install steps can’t be done automatically or with a warning?)
Summary of the fix:
- Open an elevated Command Prompt window and run: “C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe” postinstall /servicing
- Install HTTP Activation under .NET Framework 4.5 Features
- Restart the WSUS service.
Also, don’t forget to add the port (:8530) to the GPO:
(I haven’t configured SSL yet. It is recommended, and it does change the port to 8531.)