WindowsUpdates service did not work on Windows 2008 server

Issue

WindowsUpdates service did not work on Windows 2008 server.

Cause

The Windows Update Agent was in old version and the cache data in %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution was corrupted.

Solution

  1. Install the latest WUA.
    How to obtain the latest version of the Windows Update Agent to help manage updates on a computer
  2. Reset the cache folder of %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution:
    1. Stop WindowsUpdates service;
    2. Delete %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution;
    3. Start WindowsUpdates service.

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