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Windows Updates fails with Error 80072EFD On Windows Server 2008  and 2003

Posted on 2011-09-29
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We have a WSUS server managing the windows updates in our network; however, certain servers  dot not run the updates automaticaly (Error 80072EFD ). Group policy is controlling updates.  On the failed servers if  we manually change the values on the registry for WSUS host to an specific IP addres and port number   and we check in few days those values are there but any updates ran. If we we ran gpupdate /force the registry values change to  the name of the WSUS server instead of of the IP address and port number previously setup on the policy.

Any Ideas hot to resolve this issue
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80072EFD is almost always incorrect port number
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Take a look at this KB as well

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/836941
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We change the default port number on the policy for windows updates to: 192.168.XX.XX:8530; however, those changes are not reflected on the target servers even if we force to update the policy. It defaults to the original server AS03-Netgain instead of the combination of IP address an port number listed avobe.
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Have you looked at rsop.msc to determine if another GPO is overriding ???
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It appears to be a GOP issue. The settings are set in the default domain policy properly. However, when the GOP is applied are manual changes are wiped out with settings from a previous WSUS server.  Which lead me to belive this is a GOP issue.
(Error 80072EFD ) is correct because our setting are lost and it is looking for the wrong server that does not exist.
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The WSUS issue was caused by a replication problems. Event ID: 13568 Source: NtFrs on Domain controllers
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"The WSUS issue was caused by a replication problems:" ????

Utterly impossible!!!.....Again Error 80072EFD  is always a mis-configuration issue
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That is correct, Error 80072EFD is misconfiguration; nevertheless, due to replication problems between domain controllers, the custom WSUS group policy was not updating properly the IP address for the WSUS server.
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Close the question please
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