Error 0x800703ee and no updates in Software Center SCCM

If no updates show up in Software Center (while there should be) you preferably start searching in you SCCM log files for errors.

Logfiles ScanAgent.log and WUAHandler.log are a good place to start. These are by default located in C:\Windows\CCM\Logs\
Hint: use CMTrace (Configuration Manager Trace Log Tool to get a readable log file with highlighted errors)

Error 0x800703ee Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id ({GUID string})

I found the following errors:
Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id ({82ADFE9C-FB95-4F72-B0B7-114F9A4A3A43}). Error = 0x800703ee.
Unable to read existing WUA Group Policy object. Error = 0x800703ee.
CScanJob::Execute- Failed at AddUpdateSource, Error = 0x800703ee

Error 0x800703ee

In case of error 0x800703ee, here’s how to fix it

  1. Browse to the following folder on the problematic machine:
    C:\Windows\System32\GroupPolicy\Machine\
    (note: this folder may be hidden)
  2. Notice there’s a Registry.pol file, which file date is probably a while ago
    Delete that file
  3. From a command prompt, run GPUpdate /force
    Notice the Registry.pol file is recreated. If not, reboot the machine.
  4. From Control Panel, open Configuration Manager Properties. Go to tab Actions and choose Software Updates Scan CycleSCCM Software Updates Scan Cycle
  5. In a few minutes new updates should appear in your Software Center. Recheck your logfiles for further errors if the problem remains.

Still having issues? Leave a comment! I will update this article if necessary.

 

For further reference, these are the lines you may see:
Its a WSUS Update Source type ({GUID string}), adding it. WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 404 (0x0194)
Not RS3+, this device is SCCM managed. WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 3872 (0x0F20)
SourceManager::GetIsWUfBEnabled – There is no Windows Update for Business settings assignment. Windows Update for Business is not enabled through ConfigMgr WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 3872 (0x0F20)
Unable to read existing WUA Group Policy object. Error = 0x800703ee. WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 404 (0x0194)
Enabling WUA Managed server policy to use server: http://SCCMserver:8530 WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 404 (0x0194)
Not RS3+, this device is SCCM managed. WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 4988 (0x137C)
SourceManager::GetIsWUfBEnabled – There is no Windows Update for Business settings assignment. Windows Update for Business is not enabled through ConfigMgr WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 4988 (0x137C)
Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id ({GUID string}). Error = 0x800703ee. WUAHandler 3/4/2019 1:42:00 PM 404 (0x0194)

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Thanks, this helped me!