WSUS 3.0 - Re-Built - imported Db - no clients reporting

Posted on 2012-08-31
Last Modified: 2012-09-07

I have a WSUS 3.0 running on Win2K8 Enterprise x64.

Updates configured by GPO, was working Beautifully, so sad!

* The server got hosed, I broke it.
* I wiped it (saved WSUS Db and packages)
* reinstalled Windows, and prerequisites
* initial setup was using Windows Internal Db
* This time I am using SQL 2008 Express
* I reinstalled WSUS and dependencies
* I followed a technet guide to importing my old Db to SQL
* I have verified the import was successful, I see all my old clients, their stats, all the updates, WSUS console starts with no errors.

I removed the update GPO from my container, did gpupdate /force, rebooted, relinked the GPO, did another gpupdate and rebooted

I ran cmd, did wuauclt /detectnow and the windows update log looks like this on the computer I ran it on

here's a snippet from the log.  Note, the server was rebuilt using the same DNS name and IP.  The only difference is the SQL server in use.
Question by:cschmidt5
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    Expert Comment

    Did you run gpupdate on the WSUS server or on the client PCs needing to be updated?

    Author Comment

    a gpresult /R verifies my policy is being applied, look at the log I attached; that also shows attempted communication between the clients and server.
    LVL 5

    Accepted Solution

    Are ClientWebService and SelfUpdate running on the Default Website (Port 80) in IIS?  I believe I had to move these two from the WSUS Administration Website (Port 8530) in order for mine to report correctly.
    LVL 5

    Expert Comment

    Did you ever get this resolved?

    Author Comment

    Yes, I apologize for not updating sooner.  The problem was in my policy, I was declaring 8530 after the url, I dropped the port and it works, (Putting on 80)

    When I set it up, I said to use the default website - duh, that runs on port 80!

    However, the first time I set this server up, I am really sure I used the default website, but I KNOW i was running on 8530...

    Long story short it is working, and working very well!  Thanks!

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks buddy!

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