Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

Windows Update 0x800b001 error on Windows 8

wsusWe installed new Windows 8 clients into our existing domain and sadly found, that they cannot update themselves from our Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server, which works perfectly with all other existing clients. Although the Windows 8 patches were enabled on the WSUS server, the update always failed with 0x8001b001 error code.

The solution is quite simple, just install a recently released update to the WSUS server:

You can read more about the update in the KB2734608 knowledge base article.

We had to restart the WSUS server as well as the clients, but after that the Windows Update process completed successfully on the Windows 8 machines.

 

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