The servers have the CCM and EP client installed on them. The local F/W has the EP client allowed for inbound connections. Internet explorer has the Microsoft Update sites listed in the trusted site list. The Automatic Deployment rules have been setup for the servers to down load the updates automatically. The windows servers can manually download the windows updates from Microsoft, so it is not a connectivity problem. The EP client was able to update the definition files the first time it was installed, but nothing since. I have seen this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/935934 and have manually updated the definition files on each server, but that does not solve the automatic deployment problem.
The error messages is: System Center Endpoint Protection:
The app couldn't check for Virus and spyware definition updates.
Check your internet or network connections and try again.
Error code 0x80248014
The definition updates could not be installed.
I will try to cut and past the a screen shot in the next posting. So far it was not allowed, body warning 4 - 6000 Characters long.