I decided to run the cleanup wizard on my WSUS server recently and it crashes almost immediately with the reset server node error.
I went to PowerShell and I am getting the following error:
Any thoughts on why I am getting the error or how to correct it? The ServerIsInvalid is troubling, but I have no thoughts on how to go about fixing it. The server is fully operational otherwise and is configured to use SSL.
Yes, in fact after years of fumbling through WSUS administration it was your article\webpage (which I am having trouble pulling up at the moment, not sure if it is my end or web hosting, but after a while I am getting error 500) that I used to stand my current one up a couple of years ago.
Additionally, I think I had tried using SSL in the past to no avail until I stumbled onto your guide. Much appreciated for that by the way.
I keep my WSUS very clean. I have very strict and narrow automatic approval rules, decline 90% of the stuff that comes through, and only accept updates to systems I run.
In addition to the above PS error I get this when I try to run it from the GUI:
No proxy server. There is a border firewall, but it only controls ingress traffic at the site IP. Internally is mostly handled by the windows firewall and rules set in GPO.
Just to test I tried putting an Allow Any on the server to no avail.
It is a standalone WSUS with no downstream servers. I've got pretty much no issues receiving updates from MS or having machines connecting for patching....just running the clean up commands. The error message along with how quickly both the GUI and PS commands fail is....perplexing, but certainly appears to be something with the server itself.