After I change the WSUS default port 8530 to 80. I can't connect to the WSUS console. RRS feed

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  • I have windows server 2012 r2  installed with WSUS using port 8530 as default.  And I ran the command 'C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\WSUSutil usecustomwebsite false' . After that the default port has changed from 8530 to 80. UnfortunatelyI found that I can't  connect  to the WSUS console any more .  Only if I reset the IIS  ,I can  connect to the WSUS console again. But it just continued for about one minute.

    • Moved by Garth JonesMVP Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:54 PM Not a CM07 Q
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 7:57 AM

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  • and  here is the log

    The WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error. This may be a transient error; try restarting the administration console. If this error persists,

    Try removing the persisted preferences for the console by deleting the wsus file under %appdata%\Microsoft\MMC\.

    System.AppDomainUnloadedException -- Attempted to access an unloaded AppDomain.



    Stack Trace:

       at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Internal.ISnapInPlatform.ProcessCommand(Command command)

       at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.NodeSyncManager.OnNodeChanged(Object sender, NodeChangedEventArgs e)

       at Microsoft.ManagementConsole.Node.NodeChangedEventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, NodeChangedEventArgs e)

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Scope.BaseScopeNode.ClearActionsPaneActions()

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Scope.ServerSummaryScopeNode.ShowUnhandledErrorMessage(ErrorOccurredEventArgs e)

       at System.EventHandler`1.Invoke(Object sender, TEventArgs e)

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.AdminApiAccess.ErrorManager.ReportUnhandledError(Exception ex, Object errorContext)

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Pages.ComputersListPage.GetListScope()

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Pages.BaseListPage.RefreshScope()

       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Pages.BaseListPage.Initialize(FormView thisScope)

    • Proposed as answer by WichardHartes Tuesday, November 1, 2016 10:50 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by Garth JonesMVP Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:09 PM
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 7:59 AM
  • port 8530 is the recommended setting (this is also the default).

    I would recommend you leave it on port 8530, unless you need to implement SSL (use 8531 for SSL).

    Only older WSUS defaults to port 80..

    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 9:17 AM
  • Is this a CM07 question or strait WSUS question?

    Garth Jones | My blogs: Enhansoft and Old Blog site | Twitter: @GarthMJ

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:45 AM
  • I deleted the wsus file under %appdata%\Microsoft\MMC\.

    That worked! Thanks very much,


    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 10:50 AM
  • Hi Aspirin_Yu,

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    Monday, February 27, 2017 7:21 AM