WSUS Clients contacting but not reporting

These are the steps that definitely fixed the issue for me:

Delete the computer from the WSUS console
On the affected client, stop the Windows Update service
On the affected client, rename the folder C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
Start the Windows Update service
Run the following command in and administrative prompt:

wuauclt /detectnow /reportnow /scannow /resetauthorization

After 15 minutes or so the client will reappear in the WSUS console and report correctly


I had a related issue with MDT deployed machines not detecting any updates.

I ran this script on the PC.

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Tags: contacting, not reporting, Windows Update, WSUS

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