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System Center Updates Publisher 4.5: "Proxy Authentication Required"

Posted on 2011-02-22
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Hi,

I've been trying to use the DELL and Adobe Updates catalog with SCUP 4.5 and had no luck.

What I did:

    * Install SCUP 4.5 on the Central Site Server with a remote Database. I used the script to create a new database on the SQL Server the Central Site ConfigMgr Server uses.
    * I configured the ConfigMgr Site System that holds the Software Update Point to be the remote update server in SCUP.
    * The WSUS console was obviously installed, otherwise the SCUP installation wizard would ask me to do so.
    * In the SCUP Settings: Update Server I created a self-signed certificate. I forgot to the "trusted root certficate authorities" and "trusted publishers" on the other servers and clients in the first place, but contrary to the post from Jason Lewis (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/video/scup-publishing-an-update) I got no errors while trying to publish a DELL update, so I guess this applies only to self-created updates.

What I expected to happen:

    * I expected to be able to go to the SCUP Settings, Import List: Add Adobe and Dell.
    * Then I expected to be able to publish particular updates (either metadata-only or full) to the WSUS
    * Finally, I expected the updates to show up in the ConfigMgr Console and be able to deploy them.

What happened:

    * When I'm trying to download the catalogs (Import Updates) -> Bulk Catalog Import...

From the following locations:ftp://ftp.dell.com/catalog/DellSDPCatalogPC.cab
http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/AdobeFlashPlayerCatalog_SCUP.cab
ftp://ftp.dell.com/catalog/DellSDPCatalog.cab
http://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Reader10_Catalog.cab

... the Log file C:\Users\myuser\AppData\Local\Temp\UpdatesPublisher.log states: "Download file: http://armmf.adobe.com/arm-manifests/win/SCUP/Reader10_Catalog.cab failed with message "The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required."

    * I'm also unable to download updates from the manually downloaded and installed .CAB from dell. (Same Error Message)

Further steps I tried:

    * Download the .CAB from dell and import it -> Works
    * Set the Publish Flag to one particular test update and deploy it: "Proxy authentication required"
    * Manually download the .cab files from a browser with my user (works)
    * Used the local system account with: "psexec /s cmd" -> iexplore <cab file location> -> Works.

According to this blog post from Jason Lewis, this shouldn't be a problem with 4.5 anymore:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jasonlewis/default.aspx?PageIndex=1&PostSortBy=MostComments

I'd be glad for any help.

Thanks and kind regards.
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I don't think you're problem is with SCUP as such. It sounds like an SCCM Updates problem I ran into last year. If I downloaded an update from a console that's not on the server it would work, but get the SCCM server to do that itself and I hit this proxy issue. I found a great blog article about it, but I can't seem to put my hands on it. However I did recall what to do to fix it.

There is a tool called upddwnldcfg.exe, which is in the <ConfigMgrInstallationFolder>\bin\i386\00000409 folder. IF you run this it kind of stamps the proxy info into the Server and it all starts to work.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb892795.aspx

Hope this is the issue you've seen as it's a real simple fix.

Cheers, Mike...
 
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