Coexistence http and https after enable SSL in WSUS

Chong 816 Reputation points


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

    You REQUIRE to use both HTTP and HTTPS as WSUS uses both to work properly (see

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

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