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SCCM and Patching Internet Clients

by Dan Newton

We had a customer recently that needed to setup a second Software Update Point (SUP) to support internet clients.  We ran into a strange issue after the SUP role was installed.  The WSUSCrtl.log was reporting the following error: “system.net.webexcption: the request failed with the HTTP status 404”. Another test system had an error like this one:

SCCM

The solution we found by trial and error (not a lot was to be had via the web)….the trick it seems is to NOT have the WSUS server role have a download location.  Which after thinking about it makes sense – no need to download the content, the first SUP has that already.

So when you need to setup a second SUP in the same site don’t forget this:

SCCM

Now go patch those internet clients…and enjoy.


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