Windows Update error 80072f8f

Recently, I wanted to install updates on a server with Windows Server 2012 R2. Searching for and installing updates failed with error code 80072f8f. The server should download its updates from a WSUS server in a different (but trusted) Windows domain.

Common measures like using wuauclt or dism didn't work. After doing some research, I found out that the server didn't trust the WSUS server's HTTPS certificate. After deploying the root certificate using GPO and a restart, Windows Update worked again.

Again a simple problem with a simple solution. But it's difficult to find the solution…

Published on 2022-01-25, 18:07

Blogging again - kind of…

Years ago, I had a blog. As the years went by, I lost the interest in blogging (I also posted some weird articles) and I depublished it.

During the last years, I always had the urge to post some short notes and thoughts without writing a complete article at my homepage. I also always wanted to try a web framework. So I decided to combine both things and this is it.

I call this "notes" because this is not a full blog in my opinion. It lacks a commenting function and other things. The posts will also be rather short.

I decided to post in english, because I want to practice my english and want to reach a broader audience.
I will post from time to time when I think there is a need to do so.

The software is self-written, using Django and Bootstrap 5. Yes, I was lazy and wanted to try new things. The software is very simple, serving only the content. When it is mature enough, I will publish the source code some day.

Published on 2022-01-24, 18:27