SBS 2008 SP2 - WSUS 3.0 SP2 broke WSUS

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mike, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi all,

    I was updating a SBS 2008 server. I got it up to SBS 2008 SP2 and then
    another 8 installs and WSUS 3.0 SP2 failed. Seems like I'm not the first.
    I found the following, but need some advice.
    which led to

    The bottom of the 2nd article shows my exact issue, however in my installed
    updates I don't see WSUS 3.0 SP2 (or the article 972455-maybe somethign
    else?) so I don't see anything to uninstall.

    Also, the next advice in the 2nd article is to install WSUS 3.0 SP2, but
    those directions don't work since WSUS does not appear to be installed
    anymore (failure happened right after the update uninstalled WSUS).

    I have the following symptoms:
    -Update services service does not exist.
    -In Control Panel\Windows Update I get Code 80244019 Windows Update
    encountered an unknown error.

    Please suggest what I should do here. I'm tempted to instsall WSUS 3.0 SP2
    from bottom link here ,
    but I don't want to get a worse issue.

    Mike, Oct 15, 2009
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  2. If it pulled it out, it may be in the exact condition to put it back.

    Did you read from the top and see if you can follow those instructions?
    Susan Bradley, Oct 15, 2009
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  3. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I did not. I was worried to reinstall WSUS from scratch as described in
    step 3. It says to delete any WSS subdirectory on any server volume. I
    have the following
    C:\WSUS which is empty for the most part (it was emptied during the failed
    H:\WSUS which was created by the update as a backup.

    Do I need to rename the H:\WSUS backup directory and is there any way to
    import from that backup?

    Mike, Oct 15, 2009
  4. I would just reinstall from scratch using the instructions.

    What exactly is the H: drive? Is that an external Usb drive or something?
    Susan Bradley, Oct 15, 2009
  5. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Yes, H: is a USB drive. The WSUS 3.0 SP2 update made the backup and told me
    about it. More specifically this is the message I copied when it failed.

    Windows Server Update Services could not be upgraded. A database backup was
    created at H:\WSUS\{90B4BC2A-99D3-45E6-82C7-5575D7755D09}. For more
    information, see the Setup log

    Do you think I should still proceed with following step 3 (reinstalling WSUS
    from disc)? Is there a way to use the backup once that's done by importing
    or something?

    Mike, Oct 15, 2009
  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Mike, Oct 15, 2009
  7. Mike

    Mike Guest

    I downloaded and manaully installed WSUS 3.0 SP2 and it installed fine this
    time. Now I'm running a sync and getting things setup that have changed.
    Some setttings have stayed the same.
    Mike, Oct 16, 2009
  8. Cool. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
    Susan Bradley, Oct 16, 2009
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