Thursday, January 15, 2009

wsutil to change your wsus server's ports

Following up on my recovery of a sccm site.  My original recovery doc did not specify that during the wsus install, wsus needs to be setup to use its own custom website on ports 8530 (for http) and 8531 (for https).  I later found that if you miss this step  (When you notice your site fails to sync with its wsus database) then there is a simple utility installed with wsus that will allow you to change it.  From the command line:

wsusutil.exe usecustomwebsite true

Also, if your site just isn't syncing for no apparent reason, I've found that a wsus reset may help:

wsusutil.exe reset

You can find wsutil on the wsus server in the program files\Update Services\Tools folder.

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