error when client PCs try to connect to WSUS server

Following on from a previous question:

I am having problems connecting to WSUS server (server 2012 r2) from a client PC.

The error I am getting is 80072EFE. I can ping the WSUS server from the client.

I have only recently set up WSUS and currently have no clients connected to it.

Does anyone have a suggestion.
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In your previous question, you didn't yet answer my question about the regfile that you use to configure your test client. Did you use the FQDN form for the servername, like wsus.yourdomain.local?
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerCommented:
Did you try this Fixit?
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
it's not working because the registry value McKnife posted in the other thread is incorrect
the server is specified with no port
by default 2012/2012 R2 uses port 8530 and SSL on 8531 - the values there does not specify a port which means it's trying to communicate on port 80 which won't work
change that value from




restart windows update service and see if it works

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Seth is right, the default port changed with later versions.
roy_battyDirectorAuthor Commented:
Perfect. That fixed it. hanks for the help.
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