The Windows Server Update Services console crashes when browsing for updates

Symptoms

The Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) console crashes when browsing for updates and displays the following error message:

An unexpected error occurred.
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Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows Server Update Services
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7053
Date:
Time: 
User: N/A
Computer:
Description: The WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error. This may be a transient error; try restarting the administration console.

Cause

This can occur if the application cache is corrupted.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, delete the WSUS application cache from the location below:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user profile>\application data\microsoft\mmc

where user profile is the currently logged in user profile.
Properties

Article ID: 2761925 - Last Review: Oct 11, 2012 - Revision: 1

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