How do I uninstall/reinstall WSUS 6.3 and WID from WS 2012 R2? RRS feed

  • Question

  • All my computers and servers are showing they are up to date with Windows Updates yet WSUS is showing all Updates failed for all devices. I want to remove WSUS and the database and then reinstall. I have seen many articles on how to do this but they were not for my specific environment. We are running WSUS 6.3.9600.163846.3 on WS 2012 R2.

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 5:13 PM


  • Hi Kate Higgins,

    According to your description, you want to uninstall WSUS server role.

    We may remove the Role from "Remove Roles and Features".

    After remove the role, restart the computer, and check:

    C:\windows\WID\data, if you want to delete WID database, you may manually delete "SUSDB.mdf" file.

    Best Regards,


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    Friday, February 5, 2016 8:28 AM