WSUS Installation failed the update could not be found

I recently tried to install WSUS on a Server 2008 R2 box which was to be used for Configuration Manager 2012, but the installation failed with the message: The update could not be found.  The problem was that the server didn't have access to the Internet because it needed a proxy server configured in the Internet Options…

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Sending with winhttp failed; 80072ee7

I was trying to deploy a Windows 7 image to a VM in my clients lab and came across these errors in the SMSTS.log file.  Sending with winhttp failed; 80072ee7 Failed to get information for MP: https:// Server.FQDN. 80072ee7 After reviewing the log file and doing research on the errors, it was determined the error code 80072ee7…

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