I found this error opening the WSUS console today.
“One or more Update Service components could not be contacted. Check your server status and ensure that the Windows Server Update Service is running. Non-running services: WSUSService”
After some looking around, I found the solution for this issue here.
“The simple fix to this is to change which user account the service starts with to the Local System account. You can do this by right clicking the service in the services MMC snap-in and going to the Log On tab. After doing so, you should be able to open the WSUS Administration Console without any errors!”