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SBS 2008: Unable to connect to WSUS 3.0

SYMPTOMS
When you try to connect to the WSUS 3.0 server from the WSUS Console, you may receive the below error message:

Connect to Server - Cannot connect to '<Server Name>'. The server may be using another port or different Secure Sockets Layer setting.


CAUSE
This issue can occur if the Enable-32bit mode is set to true for WSUS Application Pool.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

1.) Open IIS Manager

2.) Expand Server Name -> Application Pools

3.) Select the WSUS Application Pool (WsusPool) and click Advanced Settings under the Actions pane.

4.) Change the value for Enable 32-Bit Applications to False.

5.) Run IISRESET /noforce
MORE INFORMATION
SBS 2008; WSUS; ApplicationPool; 32bit
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Article ID: 2514204 - Last Review: 03/18/2011 18:29:00 - Revision: 2.0

Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium, Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard

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