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Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Software Update Services doesn't work

    Question

  • I recently upgraded the WSUS server to SP2 on an SBS 2008 server.  I am no longer able to access the WSUS server to approve/decline or otherwise via the console.  I get the message the server Cannot connect to {ServerName}. The server may be using another port or different Secure Sockets Layer setting.  This message comes up whether I use the IP or the server name.  In addition, if I change to SSL and use the IP I get cannot connect to '{IP Address}'.  The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate for this server could not be validated.  Please verify SSL is correctly  configure, or contact your network administrator if the problem persists.  Interestingly enough, I AM THE NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR!!

     

    Please help as this has been going on for several weeks and I have followed many forums instructions and none of them have worked!!


    Lee Feldman SMB Consultant
    Wednesday, September 07, 2011 5:57 AM

Answers

  • sounds like something failed during the install of SP2. 

    Directly installing WSUS3SP2 to an SBS2008 system is a doomed-to-fail activity in itself.

    As Adam pointed out, there are special case scenarios involving WSUS and SBS installations, and I would suggest searching Susan Bradley's SBS blog for detailed assistance with managing WSUS on SBS.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, September 08, 2011 5:34 PM

All replies

  • It might be worth asking it in the SBS forums as they may have come across this before, and also they tend to be more specialised in the SBS areas.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/threads


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    Wednesday, September 07, 2011 10:39 PM
  • Have you checked the relevant SQL Database service is running in services.msc?

    Have you checked the event log?


    Ben Weinberg
    Prime-Networks
    www.prime-networks.co.uk

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    Thursday, September 08, 2011 11:55 AM
  • Hi Ben!

    thanks for responding.  The SQL db is there, but the service is not in the .msc.  any ideas on how to get it there?


    Lee Feldman SMB Consultant
    Thursday, September 08, 2011 2:24 PM
  • Hmmm

    sounds like something failed during the install of SP2.  I would try a re install or repair of WSUS from Add/remove programs.


    Ben Weinberg
    Prime-Networks
    www.prime-networks.co.uk

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    Thursday, September 08, 2011 2:38 PM
  • sounds like something failed during the install of SP2. 

    Directly installing WSUS3SP2 to an SBS2008 system is a doomed-to-fail activity in itself.

    As Adam pointed out, there are special case scenarios involving WSUS and SBS installations, and I would suggest searching Susan Bradley's SBS blog for detailed assistance with managing WSUS on SBS.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2011)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, September 08, 2011 5:34 PM
  • Thanks for the responses.  However, there is no repair offered when trying to get WSUS to work.  I've been through the entire process of uninstalling and reinstalling and still it does not work.  Any more offerings?  I've got to get this to work.

     

    Thanks


    Lee Feldman SMB Consultant
    Friday, September 09, 2011 9:42 PM