Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Colin, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Colin

    Colin Guest

    Hi all,

    I need to upgrade a client's SBS 2003 R2 box to WSUS 3. The server is
    already running WSUS 2 with no problems. I haven't done this in a while and
    I can't remember the correct procedure - can anyone point me in the right
    direction please ? I can't remember if I have to uninstall WSUS 2 first and
    then install version 3 or just apply v3 over the top. I remember that I have
    to cancel the configuration wizard after the install but that's it! TIA.

    Regards Colin.
    Colin, Mar 8, 2008
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  2. Most of the time, over the top succeeds. The only snag I've seen is
    sometimes it fails in either the database connect, or conversion. If that

    a) uninstall v3 if it installed, from add/remove programs.
    b) uninstall SBS R2 from add/remove programs
    c) make sure all the WSUS folders are clean
    d) reinstall R2 (WSUS v2)
    e) install WSUS v3 over the top

    no server restarts are required for the above steps.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Mar 8, 2008
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  3. Run setup on top of WSUS 2.0, apply WSUS 3.0 / SP1. Take a look at
    these two links:

    Software updates are not managed by Windows Small Business Server 2003
    Update Services after you upgrade to Windows Server Update Services
    3.0 Service Pack 1

    Note: Someone here, I think her name is Siv, did not succeed with the
    T-SQL script. I did it manually, and everything works fine with the
    integration and the green checkmark.

    Adjusting SQL embedded instances

    While the SBS Diva should invest into more RAM, even with 4 GB you
    might run low on memory. That is -- and this is a confusing matter:

    SQL Server will allocate quite much, but also release memory to other
    applications and the OS on a need-by-need basis. But this is another

    Jon-Alfred Smith, Mar 8, 2008
  4. Colin

    Colin Guest

    Hi guys,

    Over the top is what I was hoping for - many thanks.

    Regards Colin.
    Colin, Mar 8, 2008
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