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WSUS Downstream Server - nothing in console

Posted on 2013-06-11
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Well I setup a new WSUS server and configured it as a downstream of another server.
It rebooted

However when I go into the console, I see nothing.
Am I supposed to see a mirror of the upstream server?

When I open the WSUS console within the upstream server, and click "Downstream Servers" on the left, I can see the server that I setup, so I'm not sure what else is missing here...

Downstream server:
downstream server
In the downstream server, I also tried clicking "Connect to Server..." and put in the upstream server name, but it comes back with "Cannot connect to '[servername]'. The server may be using another port or different Secure Sockets Layer setting."
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perhaps a firewall is active somewhere or the wsus server is set on another port.

Did you use any online guide before doing this?
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Perhaps the downstream server has yet to roll-up any client update information.
Does the downstream server reflect any client that connected to it?
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Not sure how it'd be a firewall issue because when I originally setup this downstream server, it was setup in the wizard as downstream server of an upstream server which it successfully connected to.

And I don't know if I'm supposed to point any clients to the downstream server yet. I just figured I'd see a in the downstream server console a replica of the view  on the upstream server's console. but I don't, just see blankness.

I followed a guide on MS's website on setting up a downstream WSUS role/server.
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I believe the downstream server only shows up when it rolls up clients to the upstream server.

Switching upstream/downstream server position does not clear downstream server references. It must be deleted manually.
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