Windows Installer source list update fails when distribution points are configured for HTTPS
This article helps you work around an issue in which Windows Installer source list doesn't update when Configuration Manager clients communicate with distribution points by using HTTPS.
Original product version: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, Configuration Manager (current branch)
Original KB number: 2905510
In Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and later versions of the program, Windows Installer source list update fails when clients communicate with distribution points by using HTTPS. You receive the following error messages in SrcUpdateMgr.log on the clients:
UpdateURLWithTransportSettings(): HTTP requested but client settings prohibit it.
Failed source list update for product <product code>, error 87d00226
DoUpdateSourceListAll task failed, error code 87d00226
Source list update task failed, will be retried after 3600 seconds
This is an unsupported scenario.
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To work around the issue, use one of the following methods:
Use HTTP for communication from clients to distribution points if you can.
For packages, enable Copy the content in this package to a package share on distribution points in the package properties.
For applications, add the location of the application source to the following Windows Installer source list registry subkeys: