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When to use WSUS and Uninstalling from SBS 2011

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  • So we have a small business with about 40 windows machines, and our SUSDB (used by WSUS) database has been corrupted since January.  I've been looking into this issue and I was going to either run a repair or reinstall from scratch.  But then I was thinking that maybe WSUS is not a necessity because there is such a few number of computers.  The WSUS basically came with the SBS 2011 server but now I'm thinking it's not a necessity. 

    If I decide to reinstall the WSUS role, how would this affect the SBS Console and such.  Oh and the SBS is messed up as well....the SBSMonitoring service is missing for some reason....I just started working here so I have no clue about their history and I'm the only tech here.

    Friday, August 22, 2014 2:16 PM

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  • If I remove WSUS will it remove the Internal Database or just the SUSDB database?
    It will not remove the database service, only the WSUS database (SUSDB).

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
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    • Marked as answer by th0rax Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:15 PM
    Friday, August 22, 2014 9:22 PM
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  • Hi

    You can uninstall and reinstall WSUS, you can remove the old catalogue and let it sync all the updates again. Depending on your link this may take a while.

    The nice thing is you can control windows updates from a central point and you can ensure that all machines are on the correct patch levels.

    I would first look at repairing your SBS server and then focusing on WSUS.


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    Friday, August 22, 2014 2:48 PM

  • i've read that sharepoint and WSUS on SBS 2011 store their databases inside the windows Internal database.  If I remove WSUS will it remove the Internal Database or just the SUSDB database?

    • Edited by th0rax Friday, August 22, 2014 3:31 PM
    Friday, August 22, 2014 3:31 PM
  • If I remove WSUS will it remove the Internal Database or just the SUSDB database?
    It will not remove the database service, only the WSUS database (SUSDB).

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by th0rax Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:15 PM
    Friday, August 22, 2014 9:22 PM
    Moderator