SSL On Down stream replica servers in WSUS RRS feed

  • Question

  • My environment consists of an upstream WSUS server and a downstream replica.  I have some clients connecting to the upstream server and some to the downstream replica.

    I have a requirement to enable ssl both for the WSUS server to server communications and the client to WSUS communications.

    So far I have successfully tested the end to end setup without SSL enabled.

    I have also successfully enabled SSL on the upstream server and have enabled SSL on the connection from the downstream replica to the upstream server.

    I have also successfully connected clients to the upstream server using SSL.

    Where I am stuck is with enabling SSL on the downstream server so that client connections to that server are also enabled.

    For the Up stream server I had to configure IIS setting for ssl, bind the cert, and run the wsusutl.exe configuressl command.  Do I need to perform the same steps on the down stream server to get the clients to connect to it thru ssl ?

    Thanks, Anth

    Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:07 PM


  • Hello Anth,

    Yes, need to do it again on the Downsteam.

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by AJTek.caMVP Monday, November 12, 2018 4:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Anth_mio Monday, November 12, 2018 11:40 PM
    Saturday, November 10, 2018 10:56 PM