export fatal error: error in the application RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have been trying to export the metadata in WSUS but receiving an error. Error msg is far from informative. Only thing received is the "Fatal Error: Error in application". The log file indicates the same thing. Log file appears to be packaging the metadata then the same error above is logged with no additional information.

    Cmd I'm using is the standard WSUSUTIL.exe export file.cab file.log

    I have declined updates I do not need and working with as barebones as I can.

    I have performed a cleanup server several times. I reduced the number of products to download.

    I have emptied the WSUS content folder and performed a WSUSUTIL reset. The WSUS content folder is down 32 GB. I've been as high as 52GB before with no problems. 

    The error started appearing after I installed patch kb 2828185. I had no problems up till then. I have re-imaged the drive from before the patch, re-applied the patch and I get the same error and it seems to fail after the same patch within the metadata ". . . . Update for Windows 7 (KB3020369)"><Files /></Update><ExportError Message=Error in the application."/></ExportLog>

    The log file is 19137KB filled with metadata info all prior to the error.

    The only reason I applied the patch is because no matter what I did I couldn't get the cab file under the 2GB requirement and 2828185 is suppose to fix that.

    This is running on Windows server 2008R2 system.

    Has anyone else run into this problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


    Friday, May 22, 2015 9:11 PM


  • Hi,

    Please try to use the command below to export the update,

    • wsusutil.exe export export.xml.gz export.log

    If issue persists, please try to unapprove KB3020369, then try again.

    Best Regards.

    Steven Lee Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by GymGoddess Tuesday, May 26, 2015 12:53 PM
    Monday, May 25, 2015 3:01 AM