I have set up a wsus 3.0 update server on a windows 2003 server... We run in a mixed server enviroment with NT 4.0/2000 and the majority of the workstations are 2000 Pro SP4 or XP pro SP2... I followed the instructions in the Microsoft guide on WSUS 3.0 to set it up on the server... I also followed the instructions from microsoft on setting up self update on clents in a non-active directory enviroment on a test PC running Windows XP sp2 ( we do not use active directory, so I modified the register on the PC to make the change) . The PC is not showing up on the WSUS as a connected PC... When I run the WSUS client diagnosis software on the XP machine, all pass until I get to the connection to WSUS server section and it failes with a "Verify WUServer URL<failed> with hr=0x80072ee6 error.
The URL doeesn't use a recognized protocol..." . When I do a port scan on the IP of the server, it shows me that port 80 is open ( I used the standard ports of 80 and 443 for the wsus site).. I can ping the IP of the server from the client just fine... Why is this client not connecting to self update? If i can configure one client to connect and self update, I am sure the next 70 or so will be easy.. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks