WSUS front end & SQL 2000 back end - can it work in an NT domain?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Ray, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Ray

    Ray Guest

    Is there any way to make this work? I cannot complete the step where you add
    the front end server name on to the SQL 2000 server in that WSUS
    Administrators group. It says incomplete information was returned from the
    object picker.

    I've messed with trying to use identical local user accounts on both boxes,
    because that's how it works in Project Server but I cannot get it to work. I
    did get an event on the SQL 2000 SP4 server (Windows 2003 SP1) about an
    attempted anonymous connection when I started the Update service on the
    front end server. I made the registry change on the SQL 2000 server to allow
    it, but I still can't figure it out.

    If anyone has used WSUS in a front end/back end configuration without AD, I
    would greatly appreciate your sharing the technique.


    Ray, Dec 2, 2005
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  2. It /cannot/ work in an NT domain and it's quite clearly documented as such.

    The front-end server must be Windows Server 2003, and the domain environment
    MUST be Active Directory.
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Dec 3, 2005
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  3. Ray

    Ray Guest

    "clearly documented" doesn't always mean that. It can also mean "what you
    want to do is not documented" or "we weren't careful with the
    documentation". Take a look at all of the KB articles that reference
    specific versions ("Exchange standard") but when you call PSS they tell you
    it's applicable to all versions.
    Ray, Dec 5, 2005
  4. I respectfully differ with you Ray.

    Appendix C of the WSUS Deployment Guide very specifically states that both
    servers must be members of an Active Directory domain ... the /same/ Active
    Directory domain, in fact.
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Dec 6, 2005
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