VerifyWUServerURL() failed with hr=0x80072ee5

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Jeff Metcalf, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Jeff Metcalf

    Jeff Metcalf Guest

    And no clients will connect
    Client diag:

    WSUS Client Diagnostics Tool

    Checking Machine State
    Checking for admin rights to run tool . . . . . . . . . PASS
    Automatic Updates Service is running. . . . . . . . . . PASS
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service is running. . . PASS
    Wuaueng.dll version 5.8.0.2469. . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
    This version is WSUS 2.0

    Checking AU Settings
    AU Option is 4: Scheduled Install . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
    Option is from Policy settings

    Checking Proxy Configuration
    Checking for winhttp local machine Proxy settings . . . PASS
    Winhttp local machine access type
    <Direct Connection>
    Winhttp local machine Proxy. . . . . . . . . . NONE
    Winhttp local machine ProxyBypass. . . . . . . NONE
    Checking User IE Proxy settings . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS
    User IE Proxy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE ProxyByPass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE AutoConfig URL Proxy . . . . . . . . . NONE
    User IE AutoDetect
    AutoDetect not in use

    Checking Connection to WSUS/SUS Server
    WUServer = http://data2:8530
    WUStatusServer = http://data2:8530
    UseWuServer is enabled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PASS

    VerifyWUServerURL() failed with hr=0x80072ee5

    The URL is invalid

    Browsing to http://data2:8530/clientwebservice/wusserverversion.xml works
    fine, browsing direct to the cab files results in the download box opening.
    Search high and low and can't find an answer on this.

    The correct settings are in HKLM\......\Policies\windowsupdate and
    windowsupdate\AU\Use WUServer is set to 1. Opening control panel\windows
    update goes to the public windows update site, not my Wsus server.


    Any help is appreciated.
     
    Jeff Metcalf, Dec 20, 2005
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  2. Checking Connection to WSUS/SUS Server
    0x80072ee5 - Error Internet Invalid URL

    Jeff, the error would indicate that perhaps there is a defect in the value
    stored in the registry that's not showing up in the CDT output.

    The fact that you can browse to the URL is useful information, and allows us
    to look directly at what the WUA might be trying to use. I would suggest
    purging the entire registry key at
    HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    and then forcing a policy refresh.

    If that doesn't work, then the next thing I would try is deleting and
    reentering the URLs as defined in the policy "Specify intranet Windows
    update location". It may be that an invalid character has become embedded in
    one of those defined URLs in that policy."

    Perhaps a useful diagnostic to decide whether to attack the registry, or
    attack the policy, is whether this issue is occuring at more than one
    client. If this is the only client affected, then I'd suspect a corrupted
    registry value.
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 20, 2005
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  3. Jeff Metcalf

    Jeff Metcalf Guest

    Something other than this?
    rem reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate
    /v AccountDomainSid /f
    rem reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate
    /v PingID /f
    rem reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate
    /v SusClientId /f
    cls
    @echo Triggering detection after resetting WSUS client identity
    net stop "Automatic Updates"
    net start "Automatic Updates"
    wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow

    I had added this in the domain login scripts, from when we changed from SUS
    to WSUS. I've edited my reg by hand and changed the server name to the IP
    address, thinking it might be a DNS problem, but no joy there either. Client
    diag fails with same message using \\10.1.xxx.xxx:8530.

    I'll re-input the WSUS settings in the GPO and see if that helps.
     
    Jeff Metcalf, Dec 20, 2005
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