Fix WSUS Import Update Error 80131509 from Microsoft Update Catalog

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If you are dealing with the WSUS update import error 80131509 then you have landed at the right place. Here, I have shared a way by which you can solve this issue to successfully import the Microsoft Update Catalog updated in Windows Server Update Service (WSUS).

It becomes really important to manually import the updates to the Windows Server Update Service if it is not finding them on its own. And this thing becomes even more important in case of a crucial update. This is because if the update is crucial, you may end up in a situation where you are not able to put WSUS into use.

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WSUS Import Update Error 80131509

When you try to import an update from Microsoft Update Catalog to WSUS, you encounter Error 80131509 with the Failed status. To clarify things further, the Import Result that pops up says,

Some updates could not be imported. If you cancelled the process, try again to import the updates. If an error occurred, click Failed in the progress column next to each update to see how to solve the problem.
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With the process column showing the Failed button, when you click on it for further investigation regarding what went wrong, you get the following description.

Some updates could not be imported.

[Error number: 80131509]

The following are common causes and solutions for this issue:

If you use a proxy, be sure that it is the same proxy being used by your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server.
Your WSUS server might not be configured correctly. Contact your WSUS administrator.
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How to Fix the WSUS Import Update Error 80131509

The WSUS Import Update Error 80131509 can be resolved by changing the SchUseStorgCrypto registry value to 1. Doing so will enable the global modification of available cryptographic protocols for all .NET applications that are version 4 and above.

You can change the SchUseStorngCrypto registry value to 1 in two ways:

Method 1: Using WSUS Server

Step 1: Search for the WSUS server on your Windows PC and run it as administrator.

Step 2: Once the WSUS server is booted, open the command prompt in it and execute the following command:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft.NETFramework\v4.0.30319 /V SchUseStrongCrypto /T REG_DWORD /D 1


Step 3: Once done, restart your Windows Server and you should now be able to import the Microsoft Update Catalog updates.

Method 2: Use the Registry Editor

If the method mentioned above doesn’t work for you, then you can manually add the SchUseStrongCrypto key by the following method:

Step 1: With your WSUS Windows server booted, open the Run dialog box in it by pressing Win + R.

Step 2: In the Run box, type regedit and press OK.

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Step 3: You should now see the Registry Editor Windows. Here, navigate to the following tree path from the left pane:


Step 4: In the right pane, right-click on the empty area and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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Step 5: Name this DWORD value SchUseStrongCrypto and open it by double-clicking on it.


Step 6: Now, set its Value to 1 and click on OK.

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Step 7: Restart your WSUS server and your updates importing issue should get solved.

Bottom Line

And that’s it! This is how you can solve the issue of Failed update import from Microsoft Update Catalog in WSUS. I hope this fixing guide would have helped you in solving the issue. If so, then please consider sharing it the fellow needy ones.

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