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Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Do You Have WSUS?

A flurry of updates occurred a few weeks ago and one of those updates that may, or may not, have been installed was the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role.  If you had looked in the Server Manager Add Rolls and Features Wizard, you might have seen this feature added.

Some of you, such as myself, did not.  Microsoft has just released a hotfix to correct a problem where this update either did not install or did not install properly.

If you check you’re the aforementioned wizard and you do not have the WSUS roll listed, head on over to and download the hotfix update.  Once you install the hotfix, you should now see the WSUS roll as an option.

2-26-2013 9-14-28 PM

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  • Renny

    Well they kept that quiet. Had not seen any notification anywhere that WSUS was finally live on WSE12

  • Getting the update fails, I get:

    Hotfix Request

    The system is currently unavailable. Please try back later, or contact support if you want immediate assistance.


    hahah.. initially I tried with a GMAIL account.. no luck.. then 1 minute after the fail I tried my MSN email .. that worked.. MS sure wants to keep things tight there :/

    • Charlie

      If it’s the link in the email they sent, it’s because the ‘)’ at the end is part of link. Take that off and I think the hotfix will download.

  • DocNo42

    It was idiotic for them to block it in the first place. It worked in the betas and then magically stopped working in the release? Oh well – at least they finally reversed it.

  • Walt

    Now I have to ask is where is WSUS for Windows Server 2012 Foundation?

  • Mike

    I downloaded, unzipped/installed the hotfix yet it’s still not available. Any ideas?

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