Windows Update Error 0x80244022

Trying to patch one of my administrative servers and was receiving that error message. Server is 2016 standard, domain-joined, and there is WSUS in the environment along with the associated GPO’s for WSUS use.

Looks like this error is/was received due to the fact that my WSUS server was experiencing some issues.

  • Log into WSUS
  • Open IIS Manager
  • Navigate to Server Name > Application Pools
  • Find WsusPool
  • Start (or restart) this pool

In my case the pool had stopped due to an issue encountered when running a WSUS cleanup script. Starting it and then re-running the update check (retry button), yielded much better results.

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