There was a problem checking for updates 800b0001

If you are getting error code 800b0001 when checking for updates from WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server in your environment from a Windows 2012 R2 server, try these steps:

On the WSUS server

On the Windows 2012 R2 server run the following commands:

net stop wuauserv
rd /s /q %windir%\softwaredistribution\
net start wuauserv

After the above steps, check again for updates.

wsus - windows update
wsus – windows update

For more information regarding WSUS, visit Windows Server Update Services Home