Troubleshooting Communication issue between WSUS Client and Server

Issue:  

 Client PC's would not communicate to WSUS 3.0 SP1

 Solution:

 1. Delete the PC from the WSUS console (Client PC's - The PC will likely have a red X)

 2. At the client PC - Select Start - Run - type CMD

 3. At the command prompt type net stop wuauserv

 4. Navigate to the Windows Directory

 5. Delete the 'Software Distribution' Folder

 6. Run Microsoft Update from the Start menu (This will ensure the update software is up to date)

 7. Restart the PC

 8. Select Start - Run - type in the run box http://WSUSServerName/iuident.cab (wsus server name is the name of your server)

 9. You should be prompted to download or open iuident.cab. This confirms network connectivity.

 10. Select Start - Run

 11. type in the run dialog box wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

 12. Wait 10 minuites +/-. The PC should connect to WSUS and begin downloading updates.

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