If the time is even remotely different from the server’s time and date ( - 5 minutes), the server can throw the error 80072F8F and terminate the SSL connection.
Ensuring that your computer’s clock synchronizes with an Internet time server can resolve the error very easily. Some junk files become the host of actual threats that can cause various errors including error 80072f8f. Check all the dialogue boxes occupied by unnecessary files including the temporary files box.
Now, Access Windows Update to see whether the code Press “OK” twice to complete the configuration and close all open windows. Restart your computer before accessing Windows Update and try to install updates, this time you should not get error code 80072f8f on your PC screen.
In this scenario, the Windows Update scan operation is unable to scan the computer for updates successfully.
The Windows update error 80072f8f is one of the several errors that relate to Windows Update. It is also one of the several cross-cutting errors because it also happens on Windows phones.
In order to allow the certificate to be trusted, you need to import the self-signed certificate to the domain trusted root certificate authority to allow the clients to use and trust the new cert. Creating the self-signed certificate on IIS7: right click and import.