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wsuserror: You are not authorized to view this page

recieve this error when going to http://sus:8530

You are not authorized to view this page.

cannot even access from sus server

but can access http://sus:8530/wsusadmin/
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miroofi75Commented:
it happens when no default web site is available or default website does not have any web page available in you IIS.

Create some web pages and put them into default web site directory c:\inetpub\wwwroot or change the directory into your webpage directory then you can use the above said link.

or check permission on the directory.

regards,

Imran
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alimuCommented:
It's possible this is happening because none of the pages in the root directory of your site match the default documents in your website settings.

Open IIS Manager, Browse to your website, right click and go to properties.
On the Documents Tab, you can set your default pages.  If you don't have a page in your directory that matches anything on this list you'll get the error you've noted above.
It's not really a problem if there's nothing there to see and i'd be reticent to suggest putting stuff in there, adding redirections or turning on directory browsing if it's a sus server. Directory browsing lets everyone see what's in the directory (security issue?), putting stuff in there that is non-sus is probably not a good idea, redirecting to the /wsusadmin directory is a possibility but it might break clients trying to access the site (they may expect it to be in a certain format).

hope this helps you out,
AJ.
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cogitAuthor Commented:
Would you think that when installing Windows Server update services that when you want to
configure your client computers to access microsoft Windows Server Update Services they would be able to access that page?
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alimuCommented:
yes and no.
http://sus:8530/wsusadmin/  Is where the administration console lives.
http://sus:8530 is the address that clients connect to.

You have to consider that in this case "client" doesn't mean person - it's the auto update service and it knows where to find the files it needs because that information is coded into the service.  
The website itself (apart from the admin console) isn't actually designed for people to access directly so the more user-friendly stuff just isn't bothered with.

That error is a nice way of saying "directory browsing has not been allowed" so unless you've either configured a valid page in the default documents list or given users a specific url (including page name) to connect to, they'll just get an error.

If you haven't already have a read of these whitepapers, they'll probably come in handy:
WSUS Deployment guide:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/techinfo/deployment.mspx
WSUS Step-by-step: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/techinfo/stepbystep.mspx

If I haven't explained it very well just let me know :)
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alimuCommented:
thanks for the points!
cheers,
AJ.
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