Windows Update Error 80072F8F

Hi everyone

Today I wanted to talk about a error that can happen in Windows Update.

It’s the error 0x80072F8F.

That error is pointing to an error of the update client. There is two possible causes;

First: The update client is outdated, due possibly to a lack of update done over time. This tend to happen more on older OS like in Windows Server 2012 in example.

To resolve such case you can download a updated client from Microsoft;

Update to Microsoft Update client (

After the update just re-run Windows Update to have it work.

Second: An error in the time set inside the computer with a huge offset will cause the update client to fail to get any information. Make sure the computer time is correct.