The Windows Server Update Services console crashes when browsing for updates

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
User: N/A
Description: The WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error. This may be a transient error; try restarting the administration console.
This can occur if the application cache is corrupted.
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.
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Article ID: 2761925 - Last Review: 10/11/2012 16:18:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows Server Update Services 3.0, Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 1, Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2, Windows Server Update Services with Service Pack 1

  • KB2761925