connection failed to the local server

Topics: Configuration Issue
Jan 23 at 9:44 AM
hi there
am new using WPP. i want to install it upon a wsus server up and running (same machine) and i get the error message " connection failed unable to connect to the remote server". though i can connect to my WSUS when the option "connect to local server" is not checked it seemed impossible to connect when the latest option is checked.

i read some discussions on the wpp forum but i couldn't discern how to troubleshout thie issue.

any guidances are more than welcome

ps: am running a wsus on 2012R2 with an sql express edition installed instead of using the embedded natif database of wsus.
my option.xml file setting are as follow: