SOLVE WSUS – SCCM2012 Error: Site Component Manager failed to install this component on this site system.

Applies to SCCM2012 SP1 or Greater


After configuring WSUS infrastructure combined with Sccm2012 , you can see on the log of wsuscntrl.log & the component manager this following errors:

Site Component Manager failed to install this component on this site system.

Solution: Review the previous status messages to determine the exact reason for the failure. Site Component Manager will automatically retry the installation in 60 minutes.
To force Site Component Manager to immediately retry the installation,
stop and restart Site Component Manager using the Configuration Manager Service Manager.

Maybe you will experience problems installing the SUP role on your SCCM server 2012 … Its because you need to apply 2 patches after install the WSUS role on the system (SP2) … to solve this problem . It’s a pre-requisite for the sccm2012 sp1 or grearter .

These are the updates , install it with the right order .

More changes to WSUS  (ports) on Windows 2012

In older versions of WSUS, the default communications ports were ports 80 and 443. In Windows Server 2012, the new default ports for WSUS communication are ports 8530 (HTTP) and 8531 (HTTPS).

also there is a scenario that microsoft explains in the post below that a best practice if you allow the Wsus service in the same place that primary site you must configure it on ports 8530 (HTTP) and 8531 (HTTPS)

When you install WSUS, you have the option to use the existing IIS Default website, or to create a custom WSUS website. Create a custom website for WSUS so that IIS hosts the WSUS services in a dedicated virtual website, instead of sharing the same web site that is used by the other Configuration Manager site systems or other applications. This is especially true when you install the software update point site system role on the site server. When you run WSUS in Windows Server 2012 or you configure a custom website for WSUS 3.0 SP2, WSUS is configured by default to use port 8530 for HTTP and port 8531 for HTTPS. You must specify these port settings when you create the software update point at a site.


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