Troubleshooting Windows Update Agent

A short guide for troubleshooting Windows Update Agent:

1. Download and execute//install “System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSur)” from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821.
Check the following log for errors C:WindowsLogsCBSCheckSUR.log
2. For any updates that could not be repaired by CheckSur, download the msu-package manually from Microsoft Catalog, http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Home.aspx or from Microsoft Download Center, http://www.microsoft.com/download
3. Create the folder C:WindowsCheckSurpackages if it doesnt already exists and move the downloaded updates there.
4. Execute “System Update Readiness Tool (CheckSur)” again.
5. Install updates from Windows Update.

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How to Clean up the WinSxS Directory

I would like to recommend this really good blog-post that describes how to clean up the WinSxS Directory and free up diskspace on Windows 2008 R2:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2014/05/13/how-to-clean-up-the-winsxs-directory-and-free-up-disk-space-on-windows-server-2008-r2-with-new-update.aspx