Q. You cannot download new updates from a server that is running WSUS (Windows Server Update Services)?

Even though your WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server has successfully downloaded new updates from an update source, you cannot download new updates from your WSUS server.

The event log contains:

Event Type: Warning
Source: WUSyncService
Event Category: None
Event ID: 107
Date: MM/DD/YYYY
Time: HH:MM:SS
User: N/A
Computer: <ComputerName&gt'
Description: Software Update Services failed to load some configuration information. Examples of configuration information include: proxy server configuration, content location, and client locales to support. Because not all configuration information was loaded successfully, the default settings will be used instead.
User Action: To confirm your configuration, go to the Software Update Services Admin Web site (http://<YourServerName>/SUSAdmin), and click the Set options link.
Additional Data: One or more errors occurred while loading the settings file 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate\dictionaries\settings.txt'. (Error 0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.)

This behavior occurs because WSUS jobs have not been purged from the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) transfer queue.

To resolve this issue, run the BITSPurge.bat script, which contains:

@echo off
setlocal
set que=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader
net stop BITS
Ipconfig /FlushDNS
if exist "%que%\qmgr0.old" del /q "%que%\qmgr0.old"
if exist "%que%\qmgr1.old" del /q "%que%\qmgr1.old"
Rename "%que%\qmgr0.dat" qmgr0.old
Rename "%que%\qmgr1.dat" qmgr1.old
net start BITS
endlocal
NOTE: See Windows Server Update Services, the follow on to Software Update Services, is released.

NOTE: See Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Overview.


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