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Installing WSUS Console on W8

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  • Am I able to install WSUS as a console on Windows 8 x64 if WSUS is running on Windows Server 2003?

    I've installed the deployment toolkit for Server 2012 (which has native support for WSUS) and I cannot connect to my server (I receive a snap-in error) - If I try to install the WSUS 3.0 SP2 package on W8 (just to use as a console, the installer launches the program compatibility assistant, complaints that it has issues, and won't run (possibly b/c Windows Server 2012 has native support for it).

    Any help is appreciated.

    Regards,

    Marty

    Dienstag, 13. November 2012 17:56

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  • I had to do a system refresh to fix this issue. 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/fb6e124e-4f9c-4873-b2e4-e229e144f1dc

    Montag, 19. November 2012 14:42

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  • Install RSAT for Windows 8.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28972

    Then Control Panel/Turn Windows features on or off.  Under Remote Server Administration Tools/Role Administration Tools there will be the option to enable Windows Server Update Services tools.

    • Als Antwort vorgeschlagen Tim.Harris Dienstag, 13. November 2012 19:40
    • Nicht als Antwort vorgeschlagen marty_at_companyName Donnerstag, 15. November 2012 23:00
    Dienstag, 13. November 2012 19:40
  • I've installed RSAT. The snap-in error appears to be more of what the underlying issue is. Error is as follows:

    ====
    Error Msg: "MMC could not create the snap-in. The snap in might not have been installed correctly.

    CLSID: FX{8b6499ed-0241-e032-6508-da4b1c879d7e}
    ====

    If I search the registry for the CLSID I come up with an exact match. Just not entirely sure what the issue is. I've read about issues with MMC snap-ins wanting to play with different versions of .net - but don't have enough information as to what to modify to get the snap in to function correctly.

    I appreciate the help.

    Marty

    Donnerstag, 15. November 2012 00:34
  • I've read about issues with MMC snap-ins wanting to play with different versions of .net - but don't have enough information as to what to modify to get the snap in to function correctly.

    This is an important point. RSAT for Win2012 is a .NET 4 application.

    Make sure that you have the .NET Framework v4 installed on that client.

    If you don't, likely what is happening is the snap-in is trying to be loaded into MMC 3.0 -- and that wonna work.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2012)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin

    Freitag, 16. November 2012 01:18
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  • All components of .net 4.5 were already enabled.

    Appreciate the help,

    Marty

    Freitag, 16. November 2012 03:08
  • I had to do a system refresh to fix this issue. 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/fb6e124e-4f9c-4873-b2e4-e229e144f1dc

    Montag, 19. November 2012 14:42
  • I had to do a system refresh to fix this issue. 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/fb6e124e-4f9c-4873-b2e4-e229e144f1dc

    Interesting.

    Perhaps another indication that Win8 is not-ready-for-primetime where the enterprise is concerned?

    Having to do a full non-destructive system refresh after installing a simple toolset seems a bit FUBAR to me.

    Thanks for posting back your resolution Mary.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2012)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin

    Montag, 19. November 2012 16:43
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  • I had to do a system refresh to fix this issue. 

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/fb6e124e-4f9c-4873-b2e4-e229e144f1dc

    Interesting.

    Perhaps another indication that Win8 is not-ready-for-primetime where the enterprise is concerned?

    Having to do a full non-destructive system refresh after installing a simple toolset seems a bit FUBAR to me.

    Thanks for posting back your resolution Mary.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2012)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin


    I've installed it fine on multiple machines with no issues.
    Montag, 26. November 2012 14:25
  • All components of .net 4.5 were already enabled.

    In hindsight... that was really stupid advice I gave you.... inasmuch as .NET 4.5 ships WITH Windows 8. :-//

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2012)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin

    Samstag, 1. Dezember 2012 00:45
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  • I've installed it fine on multiple machines with no issues.

    Good info.

    Thank you Tim.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2012)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin

    Samstag, 1. Dezember 2012 00:46
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