WSUS ERROR:Connection Error

I just started getting this WSUS ERROR:Connection Error when opening the WSUS console.  It has always worked perfectly before.  I have tried some of the things mentioned on this site but nothing seems to work. I am on WSUS 3.0 SP2. Below is the detailed message from WSUS.

The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS
Server via the remote API.

Verify that the Update Services service, IIS and SQL are running on
the server. If the problem persists, try restarting IIS, SQL, and the
Update Services Service.

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.IO.IOException -- The handshake failed due to an unexpected
packet format.


Stack Trace:
at System.Net.Security.SslState.StartReadFrame(Byte[] buffer,
Int32 readBytes, AsyncProtocolRequest asyncRequest)
at System.Net.Security.SslState.StartReceiveBlob(Byte[] buffer,
AsyncProtocolRequest asyncRequest)
Token message, AsyncProtocolRequest asyncRequest)
at System.Net.Security.SslState.StartSendBlob(Byte[] incoming,
Int32 count, AsyncProtocolRequest asyncRequest)
at System.Net.Security.SslState.ForceAuthentication(Boolean
receiveFirst, Byte[] buffer, AsyncProtocolRequest asyncRequest)
at System.Net.TlsStream.CallProcessAuthentication(Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.runTryCode(Object userData)
edCleanup(TryCode code, CleanupCode backoutCode, Object userData)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext
executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext
executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)
at System.Net.TlsStream.ProcessAuthentication(LazyAsyncResult
at System.Net.TlsStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32
at System.Net.PooledStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset,
Int32 size)
at System.Net.ConnectStream.WriteHeaders(Boolean async)
** this exception was nested inside of the following exception **

System.Net.WebException -- The underlying connection was closed: An
unexpected error occurred on a send.


Stack Trace:
at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer(
Object[] args)at
ing serverName, Boolean useSecureConnection, Int32 portNumber)
er(String serverName, Boolean useSecureConnection, Int32 portNumber)
ateServer(PersistedServerSettings settings)
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Check to see if the NETWORK service still has rights to the C:\Windows\Temp folder. If not, reset the permissions so that it has.

The root folder of the local content directory must have at least Read
permissions for the Users security group and the NT Authority\Network Service
account. In other words, if the WSUS content directory is C:\Updates\WSUSContent,
the Updates directory must have the correct permissions. The BITS service will fail
if these permissions are not set.

If the APIRemote component of IIS is not working you will not be able to connect. from a command prompt go to the following

C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools

run the following command, wsusutil.exe checkhealth. When it is done look at your event viewer of the wsus server for errors. If apiremote throws up and error this may be what is causing it.

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