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    WSUS Server Problems

    I thought i would check my wsus server this morning to see what new updates were available. I double clicked the desktop shortcut to be told that the mmc was created in a new version or something, so i downloaded the latest version from the MS website. Restarted server and double clicked the icon and it is now asking me to connect to a server so i put its own name in the box and it errors saying

    "Cannot connect to 'SERVER-NAME'. the remote server could not be contacted. Please verify that IIS on the server is correctly configured and is running. Contact your network administrator if the prolem persists."

    Even though it is the local machine i have tried putting the server name and localhost, connecting via port 80, 8080 (ISA) and 443.

    I have restarted the 'Update Services' and 'IIS Admin' services.

    I tried to remove it and re-install but it errored. It now dosent list it in add/remove programs and when i try and re-install it from the MS website it starts the setup as an unisntall setup but then proceeds to error again.

    I am confused as to what to do next

    Any help appreciated!

    Dan

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    Try accessing your WSUS server like this in your browser:

    http://servernamehere/wsusadmin/

    James

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    i get "HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found"

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    The problem does appear to be with IIS6 - presuming you're running 2003 Server?

    Although the WSUS and IIS services are running, you need to go into IIS and check the WSUSPool (under Application Pools) is running and also that Default Websites (under Website) is also running, unless you've installed WSUS as a website on its own.

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    Nope they were both there and running in IIS.

    After it not appearing in add/remove programs i thought i would restart the server and try installing it again and it is now letting me through the setup ok but its asking for sql database.


    EDIT: sorry ignore this i was ticking to install a full install again rather than just the admin console! I am haing a really bad morning! This server has a Microsoft SQL server folder so how can i add a new one! Sorry but have had to setup a SQL database before
    Last edited by DSapseid; 3rd March 2008 at 12:24 PM.

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    If you're running 2003 Server, let it install/configure the Windows Internal Database.

    It does seems odd that WSUS isn't showing up in Add/Remove programs. I hope everything else is ok on your server?

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    State of play

    Right let me get head straight

    Were i am now:

    - Showing up again in add/remove
    - Back to the same error as in first post
    - WSUS pool is running in IIS
    - Default website running in IIS
    - Me about to jump out of office window and down the pub!!

    Help is appreciated guys

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    Did you install WSUS in the default website or its own website? And are you using WSUS 2.0 or WSUS 3.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Did you install WSUS in the default website or its own website? And are you using WSUS 2.0 or WSUS 3.0?
    Default website on WSUS 3.0

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    So if you click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0

    What happens?

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    I get the mmc window for WSUS but it cant find the server i have to click connect to server on the right. Pic attached
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    As you're using the Default Website, the port should be 80. In the Server field, try entering either the server IP or its FQDN.

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    Nope still get an error. Screenshot Attached.
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    Do you use IIS for any other applications or indeed a website? The error is pointing to a port problem.

    Within IIS, choose Web Sites > Default Web Site. Right click Default Web Site and choose Properties.

    The IP Address should be set to (All Unassigned); TCP Port: 80; SSL Port: Blank

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    Nope IIS is not used on this server at all its the second DC and thats it. Attached is a pic of IIS and what is in the default website.
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