You do not have permission to connect to WSUS server

Posted on 2008-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I've had WSUS 3.0 sp1 up and running fine. I was notified on yesterday via email that there were new updates, so I went to approve

From my local XP sp2 machine, I got an error in the console: "You do not have permission to access this WSUS server. You must be a member of the WSUS Administrators of WSUS Reporters security groups."

funny thing is, I am a member of the WSUS Admins group - In fact, I'm a Enterprise Admin.

So I immediatly remoted desktoped into the WSUS machine and attempted to connect via the console. Got the same error message.
Till yesterday it was working fine.I'm able to browse to the IIS virtual directory from IIS or through IE.

I have not changed any permission on the WSUS folders.

Please help with the Appropriate Solutions.

Uday Chandra

Question by:fextech
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    Expert Comment

    by:Hedley Phillips
    Try unchecking "allow anonymous access" in the directory security of the APIRemoting30 subdirectory of the WSUS Administration website in IIS.

    Author Comment

    I tried this but no didn't work.

    Author Comment

    I run the wsusutil checkhealth command found the below Windows Server Update Services events errors in the application section of event viewer. The errors have event IDs of: 12002, 12012, 12022, 12032, 12042, 12052, and 13042. The warning has an event ID of 13051.

    Event ID 12002 description: The reporting Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 12012 description: The API Remoting Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 12022 description: The Client Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 12032 description: The Server Synchronization Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 12042 description: The SimpleAuth Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 12052 description: The DSS Authentication Web Service is not working.
    Event ID 13042 description: Self-update is not working.
    Event ID 13051 description: No client computers have ever contacted the server.
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    There is a thread on the WSUS with several people who have the exact same Event ID errors.

    One of the solutions offered is to reinstall .NET 3.0

    Have a read through, there are 3 pages in total:
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    by:Hedley Phillips

    was it the .NET reinstall that fixed the problem? Good one to remember fo the future.

    Thanks for the points.

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