Coexistence http and https after enable SSL in WSUS

Chong 816 Reputation points
2024-01-26T06:37:24.78+00:00

Hi,

I want to enable SSL in WSUS. The step will be

  • generate certificate (by CA) and bind to IIS.
  • Enable SSL in virtual root
  • Then run the WsusUtil.exe configuressl FQDN
  • Update the GPO to https

After I run the "WsusUtil.exe configuressl" cmdlet, the WSUS only allow https? or both of http and https?

Do I need to deploy the certificate to client side?

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  1. Adam J. Marshall 7,961 Reputation points MVP
    2024-01-27T02:18:57.6+00:00

    You REQUIRE to use both HTTP and HTTPS as WSUS uses both to work properly (see https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/client-machines-not-reporting-to-wsus-properly/#Non-SSL-Blocked)

    To do the SSL Configuration in an easy way, review part 7 of my guide

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-7-ssl-setup-for-wsus-and-why-you-should-care/


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