SCEP Updates Error 0x80072ee6

The Scenario:

All Windows 8 clients receive definition updates for System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) from WSUS as defined by a group policy object (GPO).

The Problem:


Clients attempting either automatic or manual updates are reporting this error, 0x80072ee6.

In the WSUS logs (C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log) the URL was being listed as:

 * WSUS status server: http//wsus-server:8530

The Solution:

This error means the URL is incorrect. In my case the URL I defined in Group Policy was missing the colon after “http”. Once this was corrected in the GPO and a gpupdate /force run on the affected clients the SCEP could download the definitions.


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