WSUS SelfUpdate error

WSUS SelfUpdate error

Post by VG9kZ » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 03:44:55

I am getting the following error on me WSUS entry web page.

One or more Update Service components could not be contacted. Check your
server status and ensure that the Windows Server Update Service is running.
Non-running services: SelfUpdate

I am running Windows 2003 Enterprise with Service Pack 1.

AS not to conflict with my port 80 web site i opted to create the WSUS on
port 8530 and 8531 (http and https respectivily)

The WSUS is updating my clients without any issue.

Is this error a "Feature" to be corrected in a later release or update?

WSUS SelfUpdate error

Post by Jeff » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 04:28:10

LOL - nah, the "feature" is most like going to be replaced by another
feature that should have worked too, but probably won't either :)

If you have a port 80 website, that's probably the majority of the
issue being reported - the WSUS installation, even if installed on the
alternate port, still requires the "SelfUpdate" folder, with anonymous
access, to be present and enabled on port 80 in order to update the
older versions of the AU client to the new version. The only real
difference between the standard port 80 and the port 8530 installation
is that there are two SelfUpdate folders installed when WSUS is
installed with the alternate port configuration. The older clients
can not connect to the 8530 port and will not update automatically if
the one at port 80 is not available.

You can try to manually install the updated AU client, check the
newsgroup for posts, there were some scripts floating around to do it
manually. Also, the MBSA 2.0 attempts to install the updated client
as well.

It's my understanding that once all of your clients are updated, they
actually can checkin with the SelfUpdate tree on port 8530. As far as
the error on the WSUS page, I'd imagine it will always be there, even
if you work around the self update issue.


On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 11:44:55 -0700, "Todd"


WSUS SelfUpdate error

Post by Joel Watso » Thu, 11 Aug 2005 05:01:56

On 2005-08-09 12:28:10 -0700, JeffG < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > said:

In case you don't want to go sifting through all the posts, I believe
this is what Jeff was referring to: