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Windows Update Service - Virtual Listing Denied

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Hello,

I have a server 03 that I want to use the Windows Update Service.  I've installed and downloaded all the packages.  I've create GP object to point to http://servername:8530.  When launching windows update i get an error.  When trying to launch the web http://servername:8530/forceupdate I get an Directory Listing Denied error.

a mix of windows xp, 7, server 03 x5
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by:IanTh
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have you added the wsus role ?
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by:dstewartjr
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What are the results from a client in cmd prompt

Reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
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C:\Users\username>Reg query HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpd
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ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.
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by:IanTh
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could be a virus imho
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by:dstewartjr
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"ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value. "


This means that the client is not getting the WSUS GPO applied to it

NOT  A VIRUS
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Ok I will look into it some more; any ideas why Im getting Virtual Lising denied?
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"http://servername:8530/forceupdate"  ???

"Forceupdate" doesnt exist/not valid


Look over

WSUS Troubleshooting Survival Guide

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/2491.wsus-troubleshooting-survival-guide.aspx
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

no one answered my question
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no one answered my question
 

????

Sure did http:#a38844628  it doesnt exist <<<which you didnt respond to.

launching the web to  http://servername:8530/forceupdate is not the correct way to troubleshoot WSUS. From what we have so far, you need to troubleshoot why the client isnt picking up the Group policy.

You have asked 15 questions here and deleted 9 of them. With that kind of record nobody's gonna want to help you in the future.
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