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Hi all,

I am deploying a disconnected WSUS server on a network that doesn't have any internet connection. I have followed Microsoft direction from the start, beginning at creating a WSUS server on a connected network, downloading updates, approving the ones I needed and exporting the .cab and .log files along with copying all the updates onto the disconnected server. The problem that I am having is that I cannot get any clients to connect to the WSUS server automatically, even logged in as administrator on the client.
Also, if I am logged in as administrator on a client machine, i can do wuauclt.exe /detectnow, it will find the wsus and start downloading updates, otherwise it will not look for it by itself. If I log in as a regular user without admin right, it will not even do anything with the command above, the event log will say no permission to do so. Are there any ways around any of these obstacles?

Thank you,

Mike.
 

Thank you,

Mike.
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by:CrashDummy_MS
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Could you create a daily scheduled task, run as administrator to run "wuauclt.exe /detectnow" ?
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by:AndrewK80
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Have you configured group policy correctly to set the update time/settings for the client machines?
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by:mprakhye
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Yes, I have configured group policy to check for updates every hour, every day. The regular user who logs in to that network does not have any rights at all, therefore even if I run the wuauclt.exe /detectnow command it will not work due to permission errors.
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by:Donald Stewart
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"The regular user who logs in to that network does not have any rights at all, therefore even if I run the wuauclt.exe /detectnow command it will not work due to permission errors. "

If you enable "Allow non-admins to receive update notifications" then normal users can install windows updates
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by:Donald Stewart
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If you would like a good explanation of all the settings read here


http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1390
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by:mprakhye
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Thank you for your replies. I have configured everything as per microsoft, but I am getting events in the event log, such as "SelfUpdate is not working" and so on for each service. Also, running the wsus diags it returns an error with VerifyWUServerURL() failed with hr=0x800710dd. I have tried everything ti make it work and running out of ideas. I have setup one disconnected WSUS already for a similiar network and it works just fine. I have checked all the permissions and reset the IUSR_SERVER password to make sure it syncs as well. I cannot reach http://servername/uiudent.cab, it tells me I am not authorized to view this page.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it!

Mike.
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Followed all the directions, but the errors still persist. The services do not start and still cannot reach the can file.
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by:Donald Stewart
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See if there's some setting you may have missed

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708545%28WS.10%29.aspx
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Just to double check, the first link from microsoft states that only the WSUSAdmin and SelfUpdate has to have Windows intergrated authentication enabled, but the second link states that all of the virtual directories should have windows authentication.
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Follow microsoft, the second link was meant to tie in with your error code :)
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I have updated both virtual directories, one under default websites on port 80 and the second on WSUS website on port 8530, to have both anonymous and windows intergrated, restarted IIS, but it did not make any difference. Running the diags still shows:

When trying to visit http://servername/iuident.cab
You are not authorized to view this page.

VerifyWUServerURL() failed with hr=0x800710dd.
The identifier is not valid

Running the healthcheck shows: SelfUpdate is not working (same for all other services)
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by:mprakhye
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Also, I do not have the WSUSAdmin directory in my IIS, not sure if that is relevant.
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by:Donald Stewart
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At this point it would be easier to uninstall/reinstall IIS/asp.net and uninstall/ reinstall WSUS. You should also not need to manually configure any IIS settings(WSUS setup does this).
You "may" need to refer to these:

How to manually remove all of WSUS

http://blogs.technet.com/b/sus/archive/2008/11/05/how-to-manually-remove-all-of-wsus.aspx


Uninstalling Windows Internal Database

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708610(WS.10).aspx
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I have uninstalled WSUS 3 SP2 and uninstalled the windows internal database as well. Reinstalled the database and reinstalled the WSUS without importing any updates. Same errors in the event log and with the diags.

VerifyWUServerURL() failed with hr=0x800710dd.
The identifier is not valid

None of the services are starting...
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by:Donald Stewart
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Also during your uninstalls earlier, did you uninstall both IIS and ASP.NET like I suggested ?
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I had to assign WIA to some virtual Directories, they it would start working as its supposed to. Thanks!
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