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WSUS won't update

The WSUS on my SBS 2003 won't update.  This is what shows in the event logs.

Event ID: 386
First event:  09/22/2007  20:01:15
Last event:  02/03/2008  11:40:48
Source: Windows Server Update Services
Type: Error
User: -
Log: Application
Computer: SBS
Description:
Synchronization failed. Reason: The underlying connection was closed: Unable to connect to the remote server..

I am using the premium version but with ISA now uninstalled.

This is a SBS in my home and ISA caused to many issues with programs my children wanted to use so not being super security consious I uninstalled ISA.  This could be result of that (he says ... grasping at straws)

I am able to update manually ok and the SBS automatically updates itself ... it just won't download from the WSUS site (or whatever)

Thanks
Paul
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Paul Burrows
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tomcahillCommented:
First of all I would like to say that I would LOVE to sell SBS to home users! <grin>

It sounds like ISA was running as a proxy and a firewall and WSUS was probably setup to use ISA as the proxy for internet access.

Are you using WSUS 3?
If yes then open WSUS and go to options.  Click on Update Source and Proxy Server.
On the Update Source tab make sure you have selected Synch from Microsoft Update.
On teh Proxy Server tab make sure Use a proxy server when synchronizinh is UNCHECKED.
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Paul BurrowsAuthor Commented:
Dumb question ... where do I open WSUS?
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Paul BurrowsAuthor Commented:
Damn ... gotta go out for couple of hours ... be back directly I return
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tomcahillCommented:
That depends.

If you are using WSUS 3 then you go to Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0

If you are using WSUS 2, then you need to go the web management tool
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Paul BurrowsAuthor Commented:
Awesome - thanks .... updates are now being downloaded

Cheers
Paul
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