Issue Reported:  WSUS the DSS Authentication Web Service is not working.

Error on events.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows Server Update Services
Event Category: Web Services
Event ID: 12052
Time:  8:46:43 PM
User:  N/A
Computer:
Description:
The DSS Authentication Web Service is not working.

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Event ID receiving 13042, 12002, 12012, 12032, 12022, 12042, and 12052. WSUS was installed The WSUS Administration site was set up on 8350.

WSUSCtrl.log

Found WSUS Admin dll of assembly version Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration, Version=3.0.6000.273, Major Version = 0x30000, Minor Version = 0x17700111      SMS_WSUS_CONTROL_MANAGER         2/21/2017 2:32:11 AM      8144 (0x1FD0)

Found WSUS Admin dll of assembly version Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration, Version=3.1.6001.1, Major Version = 0x30001, Minor Version = 0x17710001      SMS_WSUS_CONTROL_MANAGER         2/21/2017  2:32:11 AM      8144 (0x1FD0)

The installed WSUS build has the valid and supported WSUS Administration DLL assembly version (3.1.6001.1)           SMS_WSUS_CONTROL_MANAGER         2/21/2017 2:32:11 AM            8144 (0x1FD0)

System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 404: Not Found.~~   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.CreateUpdateServer
(Object[] args)~~   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy.GetUpdateServer()~~   at Microsoft.SystemsManagementServer.WSUS.WSUSServer.
ConnectToWSUSServer(String ServerName, Boolean 

Solutions

Step 1: Open Command Mode and change default directory to

C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools.

Step 2: Type this command wsusutil.exe usecustomwebsite true

After executing WSUS  DSS Authentication Web Service is  working start as normal.

Note: Make sure server snapshot backup is there for our safety

Happy Learning.

Thanks & Regards,
Haresh Hirani
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