WSUS Test URL for Windows Server Update Services

If you want to test your local connection to your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server, you only need to run a simple URL on the client system to check:

  1. The Ports are Open.
  2. The Connection has been successfully made.

The Full Test URL

http://local-wsus-server:8530/selfupdate/wuident.cab

WSUS Test url example using HTTP

Once you type in that URL, Internet Explorer will ask you to download the file:

WSUS Test URL in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer pop-up

Once you type in that URL, Microsoft Edge may just automatically download the file:

WSUS Test URL in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge downloads it directly
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Verifying The Connection

Once you have tested that this WSUS Test URL can be resolved from the client, you can fully verify that the WSUS client can establish a connection to the WSUS server properly.

This method can also be used for the HTTPS URL and Port as well as using the next port and the different protocols as seen below.

https://local-wsus-server:8531/selfupdate/wuident.cab

WSUS Test url example using HTTPs
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