The DSS Authentication Web Service is not working.

What does this error mean and how do I correct it.  Or does it need correcting?  It is in the event log for WSUS
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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DonConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
If you have a member server, you should definitely put it on there.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I'll review it.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Apparently the problem is bigger than I thought.  "The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS Server via the remote API. ".    Error 7032
I rebooted the server and checked IIS, Update Service services and SQL and even restarted them.  All are working.

In the first article you sent, the directories it told me to go to do not exist.  There is a WSUS directory but the others are not inside of it.

Should I start another post or can you continue to help?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Check if the suggestion here helps and we'll go from there

http://techscrapbook.com/windows-operating-system/wsus-30-event-id-7053/
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.  I'm the only IT Director at our company and it's been busy.  I'll get to this today.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I removed the WSUS file as instructed in the article.  That didn't help  I ran the "best practices" and for 1 error and 4 warnings.  The error is below.  Can you help with installing the SelfUpdate folder?  I don't know how to do this,

Title:
The SelfUpdate folder should be correctly installed on the default Web site or the WSUS Administration site

Severity:
Error

Date:
5/13/2011 7:23:38 AM

Category:
Operation

Issue:
The SelfUpdate folder is missing or incorrectly installed on the default Web site or the WSUS Administration site.

Impact:
Windows Update Agents will fail to verify the required version of the installed agent, which is required to communicate with the server. This will prevent Windows Update Agents from scanning for new updates or reporting their current status to the server.

Resolution:
Create a SelfUpdate folder on the default Web site or the WSUS Administration site.

More information about this best practice and detailed resolution procedures: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139838
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
What if I uninstall the WSUS service and then add it back?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Run the command

"C:\Program Files\Update Services\setup\installselfupdateonport80.vbs"

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708554(WS.10).aspx
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
it suceeded.  Now what?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Are you still getting WSUS errors/warnings in the eventvwr???
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
looks like the original DSS error is gone.  Still getting "The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS Server via the remote API. ".    Error 7032.

I'll reboot, to see if that helps
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Also it is installed on a DC.  Best practices, states it shouldn't be.  Do you agree?
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
yes, but if you have no choice it can be run on a DC no problem
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I have a member server if we can't get this fixed.  It's very puzzling because it has worked for over 6 months.  Not sure what changed?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
After the reboot "both" errors are back
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your help.  It's working fine on the member server.
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