SCUP 2011 publishing fails with error:  Failed to sign package; error was: 2148081670


I have a SCUP 2011 installed on the same machine has SCCM 2012 and WSUS. I installed and configured SCUP 2011, as shown in this video Everything was ok, but after upgrading to SCCM 2012 R2, i'm unable to publish to the update server.

Every single publishing attempt fails with error:

   at Scup.Wizards.PublishOperation.Start()         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at Scup.Wizards.PublishProgressPage.DoWork(Object sender, DoWorkEventArgs e)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.ComponentModel.BackgroundWorker.WorkerThreadStart(Object argument)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object[] args, Object server, Object[]& outArgs)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.AsyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg, IMessageSink replySink)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()         01/01/1601 00:00:00    33730480 (0x202AFB0)
   at System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()    Updates Publisher    27/11/2013 16:04:52    6 (0x0006)
PublishItem: InvalidException occurred during publishing: Failed to sign package; error was: 2148081670    Updates Publisher    27/11/2013 16:04:52    6 (0x0006)
Publish: A fatal error occurred during publishing :Signature verification exception during publish, verify the WSUS certificates and advanced timestamp setting are properly configured.    Updates Publisher    27/11/2013 16:04:52    6 (0x0006)
Publish: Background processing completed.    Updates Publisher    27/11/2013 16:04:52    1 (0x0001)

I have deleted and generate new self-signed WSUS certs, and i have imported them to the appropriated cert stores.

I have checked and double-checked the posts about this subject on this forum, but haven't found any working solution.

Appreciate all the help u guys can give me.

Best regards,


November 28th, 2013 6:30pm


If all the certificates are in the correct stores on the site server.

Have you looked at this Exception occurred during publishing.

Step by step Guide by Jason T.Lewis System Center Updates Publisher Signing Certificate Requirements


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November 29th, 2013 11:03am


I did everything like it's explained on the first link....Still not working. Since i have self-signed wsus cert, the 2nd link doesn't apply to my situation.

Any ideias?

December 3rd, 2013 7:05pm


Please try applying the update below for this issue.

System Center Update Publisher does not publish customized updates to a computer if WSUS 3.0 SP2 and the .Net Framework 4.0 are installed

Have you looked at this

System Center Update Publisher 2011 and Windows Server 2012

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December 4th, 2013 6:29am


Sorry for not having give feedback on this, but i totally gave up on scup with sccm 2012 r2, and started to update machines deploying adobe and other updates as applications.

But now i finally figured out and solved the problem about scup/wsus/sccm 2012 r2.

For me the answer was this post a friend of mine sent me today:

By changing the registry and generating a new cert (and deploying it to the 2 additional cert stores) it now works.

Hope it helps others.

January 20th, 2014 7:52am


Glad to hear that and thanks for your feedback.

Have a nice day.

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January 20th, 2014 9:08pm

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