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Unable to create self-signed certificates on Windows 2012 R2 for remote WSUS

Created by Interspire Import, last modified by Zaquan Henry on Nov 16, 2016

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Overview

WSUS on Windows 2012 R2 is unable to create self-signed certificates for Patch Manager packages.

Environment

  • WSUS on Windows 2012 R2
  • All Patch Manager versions

Cause

This is by design by Microsoft and only applies to Windows 2012 R2 (as of Feb 2014).

Resolution

There are two workarounds for this issue:

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