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Updated June 6, 2016
This article addresses the following error that appears in Patch Manager's Task History:
The scope resolution task failed to execute. Exception occurred at <date, time>. The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden. WSUSConnection: Unable to connect to the WSUS Server (server name) using the account (account name). The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden.
All Patch Manager versions
This occurs when the tasks in 'Scheduled Tasks' have become corrupted and need to be recreated.
Delete and recreate the jobs that are corrupted:
1. Open Patch Manager and go to Scheduled Tasks.
2. Delete any of the tasks that are failing with the HTTP 403: Forbidden error.
3. Recreate the tasks.
4. Rerun the recreated tasks. The HTTP 403: Forbidden error should no longer appear.