Actual publishing also doesn't work, it says in autopublish.log:
Error Publishing 'Adobe Flash Player Debug 18.104.22.1681 Internet Explorer' : Publishing operation failed because the console and remote server versions 1/1/1601 12:00:00 AM 0 (0x0000)
do not match. AutoPublish 5/7/2015 1:18:14 PM 1 (0x0001)
Another question, is it a limitation of a trial version that I have only a few of updates available to publish? Firefox, two Adobe products and Wireshark.
This article was written for a specific issue a customer encountered, it is unfortunately not a catch-all for this error. The error 'console and remote server versions do not match' is a WSUS error and we have a hand full of customers open cases. The root cause for most of these customers was they had mismatched version of WSUS. This mismatch can be caused by Service Packs, Hot Fixes or patches installed on one of the WSUS servers and not the other. Most cases tend to be mismatched Service Packs. This is where you should start looking first.
I will also create a defect against the spacing issue in the error.
We have only one WSUS server here. I assumed that the mismatch in versions is between my PC and WSUS. I don't have WSUS role installed on my PC (don't think that it's even possible).
Do you have the WSUS Console installed on your PC? (googling)
I see an example where the server with only the WSUS administrative console installed, is updated with http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2828185, but the WSUS server is only at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2734608. (more googling)