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First: The update client is outdated, due possibly to a lack of update done over time.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 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/update-to-microsoft-update-client-80891e31-29ed-510d-819b-a4c4ee4aa1b7)
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.