SUS Server. Cannot approve new items.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Skip Shields, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Skip Shields

    Skip Shields Guest

    After synchronizing ok, new updates cannot be approved.
    The following error message occurs:
    Unable to make the approved list of updates available for
    distribution to your clients. Your current list of
    approved updates has not been changed. You may restart
    the synchronization service or restart IIS. For more
    information, click About Software Update Services and read
    the Troubleshooting section.

    Stopping/starting the sevices or a server reboot does not

    Please advise.
    Skip Shields, Apr 14, 2004
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  2. Skip Shields

    Jose Morris Guest

    Mostly it looks like the SUS install folder's ACL settings have changed. You
    have to either revert back or reinstall the SUS server. If you had
    previously approved atleast some updates, you should backup the content
    folder and also approveditems.txt and replace them after reinstall. This
    should save time on resync and reapprove.

    Jose Morris
    Microsoft Corporation
    Software Update Services
    (I prefer to communicate through the newsgroup, so please do not email me
    unless necessary. Thx!)
    Check the updated SUS FAQ. Tons of new questions and answers added !
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Jose Morris, Apr 14, 2004
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  3. Skip Shields

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the answer. I was hoping to avoid a
    reinstall, and looking more for what has gone wrong, so
    if I need to watch for something in the future I can.

    No ACL settings have changed. As an experiment I
    assigned the Everyone group full access to the file
    system hierchy of C:\SUS. Same problem.

    Before I go through a reinstall, is there anything else
    to look for?

    Skip Shields.
    Guest, Apr 15, 2004
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