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Old 15-09-2010
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wsus 3.0 fails on server 2008 r2

Hi,

I have Windows server 2008 r2 64bit configured as a DC, Exchange 2007, Antivirus server and a DFS replication partner to the US over a sonicwall vpn connection (small office for 5 people, so everything on 1 server to cut costs).

I tried downloading wsus 3.0 and running the installer, it gets to halfway and then fails, gives an error about internal database - the microsoft help resolver mentions trying to download wyukon sp2, which I tried but still no luck. I've also tried installing the microsoft 2005 report viewer redistributable, but no luck.


Tried uninstalling wsus, rebooting and re-install, but still it fails. I then tried installing wsus as a server role, the installation works, but when I go to open the wsus admin console I get an error about not being able to connect to the wsus server (just a blank admin console, with a copy error to clipboard message).

All installations are using the default options, I've installed wsus on 2003 and 2008 previously without any problems.

Has anyone come across this before?
I know what Microsoft's official answer is, but do you think we're attempting to run too many services on the same server?

Any advice appreciated

thx

Dan

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Old 16-09-2010
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Re: wsus 3.0 fails on server 2008 r2

First thing I would like to ask you that have you run the installation on the console? Otherwise the issue was raised here on several occasions. Controlled in the registry: HKLM \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Returns the here? PendingFileRenameOperations If so, delete and try again. Is a wininit.ini in the Windows directory? If so, delete and try again. And also let lodctr / r run on the Comandline. I think that this will surely help you. Otherwise, you can visit Installing WSUS 3.0 Server in Windows Server 2008 SP2 for more help.
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Old 17-09-2010
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Re: wsus 3.0 fails on server 2008 r2

Willard,

Thanks for the tip, check for the file and reg key, neither existed.

Not sure why, but just tried to re-install wsus using the same add server role method and it worked!

The only thing I can think of is a bandwidth lag or another process was blocking something before,..

Just a quick question, is it common practice (bear in wsus running on a DC) to have wsus upgrade the server itself and core services (exchange 2007)

thx
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Re: wsus 3.0 fails on server 2008 r2

Oh forgot to mention, I used a custom site and not the default iis site, why this should make a difference i'm not sure
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