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WSUS - No client computers have ever contacted the server

Hi Experts

I've inherited a WSUS configuration where no clients have ever contacted the server.

WSUS - Version: 3.2.7600.226
OS - Server 2008 R2 Standard

WSUS is installed on an application server (not a DC). Updates have downloaded successfully and the server has groups configured for "PC" and "Server", however no computer has ever checked in.

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Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Server Update Services
Date:          19/05/2014 21:37:56
Event ID:      13051
Task Category: 6
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      <server>.<domain>.local
Description:
No client computers have ever contacted the server.
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GP Is configured as follows;

Client PCs
- Download and schedule the install
- Microsoft update location; http://<server>:8530
- Client side targetting enabled, group = PC

Servers
- Download and notify
- Microsoft update location; http://<server>:8530
- Client side targetting enabled, group = Server

I've check gpresult and the GPs are being applied to the clients.

Website access
If I browse to http://:server>:8530 from itself or anywhere else on the network I get nothing (no authentication errors, nothing)

However if I browse to http://<server>:8530/iuident.cab from itself or anywhere on the network I am prompted to download the file

Browsing to these sites produce nothing;
http://swserver02:8530/SimpleAuthWebService/SimpleAuth.asmx

I discovered that the Windows firewall was turned off. This has been put back on with an inbound exception for port 8530 put in but no change.
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mwenenko

Can you run wuauclt.exe /detectnow from command prompt of any client and see if it throws any error?

How did you configure the client?

Can you confirm if the clients have different entries in following reg keys

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AccountDomainSid
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\PingID
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\SusClientId

if they seem to be same then take below steps

1. Net stop wuauserv
2. reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v AccountDomainSid /f
3. reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v PingID /f
4.  reg delete "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f
5.  reg delete "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientIDValidation /f
6. RMDIR %Windir%\SoftwareDistribution /Q /S
7. net start wuauserv
8. wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
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Hi

I don't have access to any PCs at the moment but the server itself should be getting updates from the "Server" group.

I ran wuauclt.exe /detectnow and it did not return an error. However the c:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log shows;

2014-05-20      22:22:07:551      1012      d05c      AU      Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API
2014-05-20      22:22:07:551      1012      d05c      AU      Triggering Online detection (non-interactive)
2014-05-20      22:22:07:552      1012      18a4      AU      #############
2014-05-20      22:22:07:552      1012      18a4      AU      ## START ##  AU: Search for updates
2014-05-20      22:22:07:552      1012      18a4      AU      #########
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      18a4      AU      <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {7531C553-9F65-4191-AE58-84345EDF0649}]
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent      *************
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent      ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent      *********
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent        * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent        * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent        * ServiceID = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7} Managed
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Agent        * Search Scope = {Machine}
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Setup      Checking for agent SelfUpdate
2014-05-20      22:22:07:553      1012      ca30      Setup      Client version: Core: 7.6.7600.256  Aux: 7.6.7600.256
2014-05-20      22:22:07:554      1012      ca30      Misc      Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2014-05-20      22:22:07:558      1012      ca30      Misc       Microsoft signed: Yes
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:11:898      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-20      22:22:16:153      1012      ca30      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd

This key is present
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\SusClientId

These are not
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AccountDomainSid
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\PingID

Since non of the client PCs (about 30 over 5 different sites) have ever checked in is this issue likely to be server / network based rather than than a client configuration?
I have been able to examine a client PC today.

Same as the server I looked at yesterday;
This key is present
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\SusClientId

These are not
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AccountDomainSid
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\PingID

So I ran through the steps you indicated (for valid keys).

The client has not appeared in the WSUS console and on the client I got this from the WindowsUpdate.log;
2014-05-21      11:08:43:716      1116      1ab0      AU      AU setting next detection timeout to 2014-05-21 15:08:43
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1300      1cc      COMAPI      -------------
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1300      1cc      COMAPI      -- START --  COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1300      1cc      COMAPI      ---------
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent      *************
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1300      1cc      COMAPI      <<-- SUBMITTED -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent      ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent      *********
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent        * Online = No; Ignore download priority = No
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent        * Criteria = "IsInstalled = 0 AND IsHidden = 0"
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent        * ServiceID = {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} Third party service
2014-05-21      11:08:43:731      1116      1984      Agent        * Search Scope = {Machine}
2014-05-21      11:08:43:887      1116      1984      Agent        * Found 0 updates and 0 categories in search; evaluated appl. rules of 0 out of 0 deployed entities
2014-05-21      11:08:43:887      1116      1984      Agent      *********
2014-05-21      11:08:43:887      1116      1984      Agent      **  END  **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:887      1116      1984      Agent      *************
2014-05-21      11:08:43:903      1300      1c18      COMAPI      >>--  RESUMED  -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:903      1300      1c18      COMAPI        - Updates found = 0
2014-05-21      11:08:43:903      1300      1c18      COMAPI      ---------
2014-05-21      11:08:43:903      1300      1c18      COMAPI      --  END  --  COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-21      11:08:43:903      1300      1c18      COMAPI      -------------
2014-05-21      11:08:48:715      1116      1984      Report      REPORT EVENT: {D65FF371-5A6B-416C-9240-CA4BB0F4BD80}      2014-05-21 11:08:43:716+0100      1      148      101      {D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28}      0      80072efd      SelfUpdate      Failure      Software Synchronization      Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efd.
2014-05-21      11:09:57:805      1116      c1c      AU      Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API
2014-05-21      11:09:57:805      1116      c1c      AU      Triggering Online detection (non-interactive)
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What is the result of wuauclt.exe /detectnow?
Did you try wuauclt.exe /updatenow?
Do you have group policies set in place for WSUS?
Hi MAS

Nothing is reported in the command line when I run those commands, here are the results of the WindowsUpdate.log:

wuauclt.exe /detectnow
2014-05-27      12:30:11:039      1012      18424      AU      Triggering AU detection through DetectNow API
2014-05-27      12:30:11:039      1012      18424      AU      Triggering Online detection (non-interactive)
2014-05-27      12:30:11:040      1012      18a4      AU      #############
2014-05-27      12:30:11:040      1012      18a4      AU      ## START ##  AU: Search for updates
2014-05-27      12:30:11:040      1012      18a4      AU      #########
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      18a4      AU      <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {85AC29DC-D57F-4AAB-9535-F47E8076E363}]
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent      *************
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent      ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent      *********
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent        * Online = Yes; Ignore download priority = No
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent        * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent        * ServiceID = {3DA21691-E39D-4DA6-8A4B-B43877BCB1B7} Managed
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Agent        * Search Scope = {Machine}
2014-05-27      12:30:11:315      1012      19218      Setup      Checking for agent SelfUpdate
2014-05-27      12:30:11:844      1012      19218      Setup      Client version: Core: 7.6.7600.256  Aux: 7.6.7600.256
2014-05-27      12:30:11:855      1012      19218      Misc      Validating signature for C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2014-05-27      12:30:11:884      1012      19218      Misc       Microsoft signed: Yes
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:16:140      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:20:392      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:24:645      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072efd.
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072efd. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation MakeRequest failed. error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Misc      WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://<server>:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab: error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Setup      WARNING: SelfUpdate check failed to download package information, error = 0x80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Setup      FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err = 0x80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:28:911      1012      19218      Agent        * WARNING: Skipping scan, self-update check returned 0x80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      19218      Agent        * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      19218      Agent      *********
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      19218      Agent      **  END  **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      19218      Agent      *************
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      19218      Agent      WARNING: WU client failed Searching for update with error 0x80072efd
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      18de4      AU      >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Search for updates [CallId = {85AC29DC-D57F-4AAB-9535-F47E8076E363}]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      18de4      AU        # WARNING: Search callback failed, result = 0x80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      18de4      AU        # WARNING: Failed to find updates with error code 80072EFD
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      18de4      AU      #########
2014-05-27      12:30:29:187      1012      18de4      AU      ##  END  ##  AU: Search for updates [CallId = {85AC29DC-D57F-4AAB-9535-F47E8076E363}]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:188      1012      18de4      AU      #############
2014-05-27      12:30:29:188      1012      18de4      AU      Successfully wrote event for AU health state:0
2014-05-27      12:30:29:188      1012      18de4      AU      AU setting next detection timeout to 2014-05-27 16:30:29
2014-05-27      12:30:29:188      1012      18de4      AU      Successfully wrote event for AU health state:0
2014-05-27      12:30:29:198      1012      18de4      AU      Successfully wrote event for AU health state:0

wuauclt.exe /updatenow
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent      *************
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent      ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent      *********
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent        * Online = No; Ignore download priority = No
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent        * Criteria = "IsInstalled = 0 AND IsHidden = 0"
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent        * ServiceID = {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} Third party service
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      1012      19218      Agent        * Search Scope = {Machine}
2014-05-27      12:30:29:211      4932      1758      COMAPI      <<-- SUBMITTED -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:439      1012      19218      Agent        * Found 0 updates and 0 categories in search; evaluated appl. rules of 0 out of 0 deployed entities
2014-05-27      12:30:29:442      1012      19218      Agent      *********
2014-05-27      12:30:29:442      1012      19218      Agent      **  END  **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:442      1012      19218      Agent      *************
2014-05-27      12:30:29:443      4932      19304      COMAPI      >>--  RESUMED  -- COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:443      4932      19304      COMAPI        - Updates found = 0
2014-05-27      12:30:29:443      4932      19304      COMAPI      ---------
2014-05-27      12:30:29:443      4932      19304      COMAPI      --  END  --  COMAPI: Search [ClientId = LogMeIn]
2014-05-27      12:30:29:443      4932      19304      COMAPI      -------------
2014-05-27      12:30:31:481      1012      1709c      AU      No installable updates are available
2014-05-27      12:30:33:911      1012      19218      Report      REPORT EVENT: {B5340E07-0F3F-4C77-9122-CC710F07313C}      2014-05-27 12:30:28:911+0100      1      148      101      {D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28}      1      80072efd      SelfUpdate      Failure      Software Synchronization      Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80072efd.
2014-05-27      12:30:34:213      1012      19218      Report      CWERReporter::HandleEvents - WER report upload completed with status 0x8
2014-05-27      12:30:34:213      1012      19218      Report      WER Report sent: 7.6.7600.256 0x80072efd D67661EB-2423-451D-BF5D-13199E37DF28 Scan 101 Managed
2014-05-27      12:30:34:213      1012      19218      Report      CWERReporter finishing event handling. (00000000)
Hi David

GP Is configured as follows;

Client PCs
- Download and schedule the install
- Microsoft update location; http://<server>:8530
- Client side targetting enabled, group = PC

Servers
- Download and notify
- Microsoft update location; http://<server>:8530
- Client side targetting enabled, group = Server

I've check gpresult and the GPs are being applied to the clients.
> Browsing to these sites produce nothing;
http://swserver02:8530/SimpleAuthWebService/SimpleAuth.asmx

This is probably your problem. It should show the SimpleAuth Web Service when accessed by a browser.

Stop  IIS and Update Services.
Rename the logs under C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles
Start  IIS and Update Services, wait a minute and check the SoftwareDistribution.log
Also check the server's event log.
Next step on the server: open a command prompt, change to  C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools, run

wsusutil checkhealth

It will report problems/findings to the servers application event log.
Is "Allow signed content from intranet Microsoft update service location" enabled in the GPO?
Hi mpfister

I ran the command through an elevated command prompt and the following was generated in the event log:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Windows Server Update Services
Date:          27/05/2014 14:02:55
Event ID:      13051
Task Category: 6
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      <server>.<domain>.local
Description:
No client computers have ever contacted the server.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Windows Server Update Services" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">13051</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>6</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-05-27T13:02:55.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>67518</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer><server>.<domain>.local</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>No client computers have ever contacted the server.</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
I'll try your suggestion from 12:49:00 and come back
mpfister

I renamed the log file and restarted services as you instructed

This is the update in the new log;

2014-05-27 13:24:53.468 UTC      Info      w3wp.26      ThreadEntry      ThreadHelper.ThreadStart
2014-05-27 13:24:53.469 UTC      Info      w3wp.26      DependencyCache.RefreshThreadStart      read 60603 UpdateIDs from DB in 78 ms

James

"Allow signed content from intranet Microsoft update service location" is not enabled in the GPO
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More on error 0x80072efd are in this link.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756979/en-US#method2
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That means that your site setup is incorrect.
Presumably, you initially installed it as the default site, then decided to migrate.

using wsusutil you can migrate the WSUS site to the 8530 port

Double check the site configuration for the one listening on port 8530 and make sure it matches the default sites, virtual directories.

Make sure the clientupdates, selfupdate, etc. are

To confirm, make sure when you use the WSUS  admin tool, that you are connecting to the server:8530 and not server:80 this way your WSUS admin and your clients will be aligned.
When the WSUS admin works, so will your clients begin to check in.
i.e. within the WSUS console, add a new server and point it to server:8530 you will likely get an error.
Hi arnold

I didn't initially install wsus, I've inherited the system so am unsure how it was initially configured.

The SelfUpdate virtual directory is present under the default website in IIS, there are no other websites present.
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I now have the majority of the clients checked in and correctly being assigned into their respective groups, I've checked on a client machine and it is now downloading updates so it appears to be working.

I've run wsusutil checkhealth and it reports that the system is healthly

I if I browse to http://<server>:8530 I now get the default IIS page, if I browse to http://<server>:8530/selfupdate I still don't see anything. Is this something I need to fix?
arnold

In addition I am now seeing the correct page when I browse to http://<server>:8530/SimpleAuthWebService/SimpleAuth.asmx
Double check that the virtual directories within 8530 site match the configuration under the default.

Did you stop the 8530 site and configure 8530 binding under the default site?
The only site in IIS is the default one configured as per the above image. 8530 binding were configured under the default site
usually, if one uses of port configuration, a separate site is used.

the wsusutil.exe tool can be used to create the 8530 virtual site.
usually in c:\program files\Update Services\Tools

make sure to remove the 8530 binding from the default site, or the newly created site will not start.
The issue was caused a fault in the IIS configuration
Thank you for the information everyone ! I chose to let it install in the default site and then spent HOURS trying to get the computers to show up in the console to no avail...

The Golden Rule for performing a WSUS installation....  ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, select use a custom site so that you can actually use port 8530 & 8531

If you do have to change it is very easy using wsusutil
Here is the cmd:
wsusutil usecustomwebsite true
Then stop and restart IIS.
This will change WSUS to use the custom site with port 8530