[German]Currently, there are more and more reports that no updates are found in the Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). Only Defender updates are trickling in – it looks like Microsoft is not (yet) making the May 11, 2021 security updates available in WSUS.
I saw the first message on May 11, 2021 at 19:47 (CET) at the colleagues of German site administrator.de in the post Keine Updates zum Mai-Patchday über WSUS? There it said:
we download the Windows updates via our WSUS (Server 2012R2). Now I just realize with surprise that there are no updates as of now (19:45)?
Only Windows Defender updates have been downloaded.
Can anyone confirm this?
At this point I had not received any feedback from other administrators about this issue here on the blog. However, in the meantime (22:53, CET) there are numerous feedbacks regarding this (all texts are translated from German to English):
- #1: oh oh; it's after 20:00 and nothing on WSUS, that doesn't sound well.
- #2: Hello everyone. Today is patchday May 2021, on WSUS I started this synchronization manually but no new updates were found. Does anyone also have this problem?
- #3: 20:15 and WSUS only finds a CU for SQL Server 2017 otherwise no security patches when syncing with microsoft. This should be up and running again today.
- #4: So far I am not getting a single update via WSUS. Also the case with others?
- #5: Have no update on 2 WSUS (2008, 2019) yet either. Probably a pipeline between MS and WSUS is shut down :-).
- #6: Have three WSUS servers, no updates were shown during synchronization.
- #7: synchronized here too, but nothing downloaded except Defender updates….
- #8: also with me on 2 WSUS no new patches via sync at the moment.
It looks like these are not isolated cases – and the WSUS instances are not faulty either. Markus B. writes here:
the synchronizations are shown as successful. Seems that they may have blocked the patches on their end and therefore this is shown as a successful sync on our end since no patch is released.
David James from Microsoft confirms an issue, that shall be solved in a couple of hours. See also the following tweet, that indicates a wrong time zone preventing the update sync – in this case, updates shall arrive in a few hours, depending on the time zone.
If who has new insights, he can leave a comment. Addenum: See the blog post Microsoft's confirmation of a WSUS sync issue – failing to receive updates (May 11, 2021)
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