As we all know, the Windows operating system releases updates to help protect your system from security issues fairly regularly. Occasionally though, you may run into unexpected errors when trying to download a Windows 10 update using your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). One of the WSUS errors that users have been experiencing comes in the form of code 80072EE6, so we’ve broken down the reasons this code has popped up, and the best way to fix it!
Why Am I Seeing This Error Code?
There are several potential factors as to why you might be seeing error code 80072EE6 in your Windows Updates (WU), and we have listed them below;
- Group Policy For WSUS Isn’t Configured Correctly (re-visit your group policies)
- Windows Date and Time Are Incorrect (Correct the time on the client – check your DCs and SNTP Server Synchronization to make sure this doesn’t happen again)
- MSXML3.dll Isn’t Registered (regsvr32 msxml3.dll/s)
- System File Corruption (sfc.exe/scannow & DISM/Online/Cleanup-Image/RestoreHealth)
The Best Way To Fix It
While there are several manual fixes for error code 80072EE6, including setting the correct date and time for your system, the simplest and most hands-free solution to this error, and any other WSUS error, is proactively downloading our WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) software!
Trying to understand and troubleshoot the various different WSUS errors that can pop up on your server can take an immense amount of time. Researching each code, hunting through forums, and trying fix after fix can become extremely frustrating, and once a solution is found, you can only work on other tasks for as long as it is before the next error presents itself.
Cease your WSUS errors in their tracks by utilizing WAM! This comprehensive software is easy to install and configure, and will run in the background automatically to maintain your WSUS daily. It optimizes the WSUS database, declines multiple types of updates, removes obsolete updates, as well as compresses update revisions. These daily maintenance tasks will ultimately help you in avoiding dreaded WSUS errors that are pulling you away from other, more important tasks.
WAM was developed by AJ Tek and is used by system administrators worldwide—from Australia to Antarctica. With over 50,000 unique downloads, it’s the preferred method of WSUS maintenance worldwide. Our vision is to make IT simple and automated.