WSUS errors (Client and server)

Hello

Took over a very malnourished site and we are trying to get things back to working order for them

One of the things I have tried to fix is their WSUS installation.

Their initial windows internal database was broken - so I've installed SQL 2008 R2 express and installed the WSUS application / database on that

The server is able to sync with windows updates - however does not report into itself. This is where I've done some looking

Wuinstall (http://www.wuinstall.com/index.php/en) can see the server but reports the error:

Wuinstall /search

You are using WSUS Server http://<SERVER>:8530

Searching for updates ... Criteria: IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software'
Search failed ... retrying ...
Error occured: Search failed 2 times.
Result CODE: 0x0 0x80244008 - Unknown

The wsus util check health returns the following errors and events in the application log

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0
Event Category:      Web Event
Event ID:      1310
Date:            23/07/2013
Time:            1:29:02 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      <Server>
Description:
Event code: 3006
Event message: A parser error has occurred.
Event time: 23/07/2013 1:29:02 PM
Event time (UTC): 23/07/2013 5:29:02 AM
Event ID: ab886be5cd0841b29613cb5b0d546d6d
Event sequence: 1
Event occurrence: 1
Event detail code: 0
 
Application information:
    Application domain: /LM/W3SVC/692168769/ROOT/ClientWebService-228-130190309425768750
    Trust level: Full
    Application Virtual Path: /ClientWebService
    Application Path: C:\Program Files\Update Services\WebServices\ClientWebService\
    Machine name: <Server>
 
Process information:
    Process ID: 9180
    Process name: w3wp.exe
    Account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
 
Exception information:
    Exception type: HttpException
    Exception message: The type 'Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.Global' is ambiguous: it could come from assembly 'C:\Program Files\Update Services\WebServices\ClientWebService\bin\clientws.DLL' or from assembly 'C:\Program Files\Update Services\WebServices\ClientWebService\bin\microsoft.updateservices.webservices.client.DLL'. Please specify the assembly explicitly in the type name.
 
Request information:
    Request URL: http://<Server>:8530/ClientWebService/client.asmx
    Request path: /ClientWebService/client.asmx
    User host address: 192.168.1.50
    User:  
    Is authenticated: False
    Authentication Type:  
    Thread account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
 
Thread information:
    Thread ID: 5
    Thread account name: NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE
    Is impersonating: False
    Stack trace:    at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.ReportTopLevelCompilationException()
   at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.EnsureTopLevelFilesCompiled()
   at System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)
 
 
Custom event details:

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows Server Update Services
Event Category:      Clients
Event ID:      13042
Date:            23/07/2013
Time:            1:29:07 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      <SERVER>
Description:
Self-update is not working.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows Server Update Services
Event Category:      Core
Event ID:      10032
Date:            23/07/2013
Time:            1:29:07 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      <SERVER>
Description:
The server is failing to download some updates.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows Server Update Services
Event Category:      Web Services
Event ID:      12022
Date:            23/07/2013
Time:            1:29:07 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      <SERVER>
Description:
The Client Web Service is not working.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

The client diag tool returns the following:

Checking Connection to WSUS/SUS Server
                WUServer = http://<SERVER>:8530
                WUStatusServer = http://<SERVER>:8530
        UseWuServer is enabled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
        Connection to server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS

WinHttpDownloadFileToMemory(szURLDest, NULL, 0, NULL, NULL, NULL, &downloadBuffe
r) failed with hr=0x80072efe

The connection with the server was terminated abnormally


Am I right to start looking at the ASP .net settings / version? I have a feeling a prerequisite for WSUS is not functioning correctly
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Is the port 8530 right?

Also try a wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow /reportnow on the affected clients
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
For one, why would you use SQL 2008 R2 express ????

 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/91ca03a3-4ce6-4c0d-b614-19ab19e19441/wsus-30-sql-express-2008r2-or-windows-internal-database

Secondly, your WSUS is not working >>> Look here http://www.microsoft.com/products/ee/transform.aspx?ProdName=.NET+Framework&ProdVer=2.0.50727.42&EvtID=13042&EvtSrc=Windows+Server+Update+Services&FileVer=2.0.50727.42&FileName=Ev

And from here http://www.expta.com/2008/06/fix-for-self-update-is-not-working-in.html

To fix the issue, follow these steps:


Open IIS Manager and ensure there is a Selfupdate virtual directory in the Default Web Site. If not, create it with the Local Path pointing to C:\Program Files\Update Services\Selfupdate

Click the Directory Security tab and ensure that Anonymous Access is allowed

Restart IIS

Verify that the problem is fixed by running the following command at the command prompt:C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe checkhealth

 

Sometimes a simple reinstall also solves this

http://www.itexperience.net/2009/01/16/wsus-solving-event-10032-and-event-13042/
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
Hello and thatnks for your input

I should have mentioned that I had already seen the fixes as per http://www.microsoft.com/products/ee/transform.aspx?ProdName=.NET+Framework&ProdVer=2.0.50727.42&EvtID=13042&EvtSrc=Windows+Server+Update+Services&FileVer=2.0.50727.42&FileName=Ev

I had already reinstalled the server components as well

I am using SQL 2008R2 as the windows internal database component is broken; installing this (in this case) was quicker than repairing this component (which at the time of this writing has been)

Im aware of the database limitations but this install is very small (5 workstations and one server) so I doubt we are going to hit the ceiling there
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
I have fixed the issue myself

Basically .net was the culprit - mixed with root permissions on the WSUS install volume
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for HeronTech's comment #a39362617

for the following reason:

Though the steps mentioned earlier are valid - they are not what has fixed this issue.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I at the very minimum led you in the right direction!!!

And based on your question history, I'm surprised that anyone continues help you.
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
I at the very minimum led you in the right direction!!!

Interesting. I did say that what you mentioned was valid - and is a valid fix in many occasions. It just isnt; and wasnt the fix in this instance. So I dont see how accepting it as a solution is valid?

And based on your question history, I'm surprised that anyone continues help you.

Meaning? If anyone is able to provide a solution for any of the previous questions I've had - Im happy and willing to award points where neccesary. I only open questions here when I'm stuck (and in many cases where Micrsoft is stuck too) and I am yet to receive many (if any) valid solutions....
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"So I dont see how accepting it as a solution is valid?"

There is what is called an "Assist"

You fixed .NET<<<<and the link I provided you gives that clue

Product:      .NET Framework
ID:      13042
Source:      Windows Server Update Services
Version:      2.0.50727
Symbolic Name:      HealthClientsSelfUpdateRed
Message:      Self-update is not working.

Again if you're not going to appreciate the help, Noone's gonna give it.
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
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HeronTechAuthor Commented:
double post
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