Disable the SSL warning in the To Do List
Many a times folks in WSUS newsgroup want to know if -
Is there a way to disable the SSL warning in the To-Do list in WSUSAdmin Console?
WSUS has detected that you are not using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Microsoft recommends using SSL to secure administration and client to server communications for better security. For more information, see Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
I used to answer that as - "That is not documented anywhere!!. We will have to live with that". But, thanks to Josh (poster in NG) for this cheeky workaround.
Make a backup of "C:\program files\Update Services\administration\home\welcome.aspx" file.
Then open the file in notepad and find the last section at the bottom that starts like this:
<td id="tskNotUsingSSL" class="Tasks" style="display: none;">
Now you can't delete that line, but delete everything between the <div> and </div> right below that line - Which means you have to delete the following text between <div> and </div>;
<a href="" onclick="ShowHelp('utilizing_SSL.htm');return false;"
class="B"><img src="<%= Constants.VirtualRoot %>/Common/Images/Warning.gif"
align="absmiddle" /><%= Resources.GetString("L_HomeNotUsingSSLTitle_Text")
"<a href=\"\" onclick=\"ShowHelp('utilizing_SSL.htm ');return
false;\" class=\"Normal\">" +
Resources.GetString("L_HomeNotUsingSSLHelpLink_Text") + "</a>") %>
Save the file and Voila! Happy Patching :-).