WSUS server changing source

Ronald Soulliard 6 Reputation points

I know this question has been asked before, but none of the answers has resolved my issue. We have a Server 2016 with the WSUS role installed. It has been working fine as our WSUS server for years. I was recently tasked with configuring our SCCM (Ver: 2111, Site Version: 5.0.9068.1052.1000) for third party updates. We did not use SCCM for updates, so I installed the SUP role on the WSUS server. I finally got it to connect and get update list from WSUS. Now, the WSUS server keeps changing it's source from "Microsoft Update" to itself. No group policy has been added/changed. I've looked at both the SCCM server and WSUS server and there is no Local Policy being applied to either. SCCM SUP settings say to use Microsoft Update. Any help would be appreciated.


Ron Soulliard

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  1. Ronald Soulliard 6 Reputation points

    I'm not sure why, but it seems since our last maintenance on 4/15/2022, when we installed the latest updates and rebooted the server, it stopped changing the sync source. I think it is resolved and this thread can be closed.



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  2. Ronald Soulliard 6 Reputation points

    That is what I am doing now. Before I configured it as the SUP, the WSUS server settings didn't change for years. It would automatically sync with microsoft everyday and get the updates. Now, it fails unless I manually go in and change the setting and kick off the sync. This isn't acceptable. I need it to work the way it has in the past. We are looking at possible moving the patch management to SCCM since we need to do more third-party application, but we can't if the sync continues to fail. Changing the setting every time and manually syncing is not the solution.

  3. Rita Hu -MSFT 9,626 Reputation points

    Hello Ron,
    Thanks very much for your feedback. We're glad that the question is solved now. Here's a short summary for the problem , this will help other users to search for useful information more quickly.

    WSUS server changing sync source to itself automatically

    Possible Solution/Workaround:
    Install the latest updates and rebooted the server

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