That annoying "Reset Server Node" with the built in WSUS on Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016 Servers.

Some items to try:

  1. Open IIS Manager on the WSUS Server.
  2. Review the Application Pool
    1. See if the WsusPool is "Started"
  3. Adjust the WsusPool, Private Memory Limit (KB)
    1. Right-Click on WsusPool, select Advanced Settings.
    2. Scroll down to Private Memory Limit (KB)
    3. Change the memory amount to "40000002"
    4. Select OK
    5. Open an Elevated Prompt (CMD or PowerShell)
    6. Type: iisreset
    7. Re-Open the WSUS Management Console.
  4. If you do not see Computer and you have double checked you GPO settings:
    1. Run the following command on each workstation that has not joined:
      • Elevated Command Prompt:
      • net stop wuauserv
      • rd /s %windir%\softwaredistribution\
      • net start wuauserv
      • wuauclt /resetauthorization
      • wuauclt /detectnow
      • wuauclt /reportnow
      • Wait up to 15 minutes and review the console...
  5. This sometimes can be a real pain depending on how your environment is setup. Very key to have a well documented consistent deployed infrastructure. Going to get into that in a later Page setup for setting up a basic network infrastructure.  Single server and minimum 3 workstations.  Coming soon...