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Issues with WSUS on server 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have looked online for a solution but nothing I have tried has worked.

    I have a server 2012 standard server (not R2). It is a DC and serves as DHCP, DNS, file storage, and WSUS.

    When I first loaded it, I had an issue installing WSUS. The post installation steps failed. I followed articles I found her on technet advising deleting the IIS site and re-running the post installation steps. This worked and I was able to complete the post installation steps.

    Just last week I checked WSUS to approve updates and the console would not load. I searched online for solutions and the recommendations were to re-install WSUS.

    I reinstalled and since have been unable to complete the post installation tasks. Every time I try I get the "Failed to start and configure the WSUS service" error message.

    I have tried every fix I found online and none of them works. I tried completely removing WID, IIS, and WSUS and reinstalling. I tried a dedicated SQL instance. I tried changing file permissions, removing registry keys. Non of this has worked.

    Is there anything else I can try? Re-installing the OS is not an option. This is the only server in the domain and so demoting and re-installing WSUS (a suggestion I found) is also not an option.

    Friday, July 18, 2014 7:36 PM

Answers

  • Have you reviewed the gazillions of threads about trying to install WSUS v6 on a DOMAIN CONTROLLER?

    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 Daniel JiSun Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:02 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 2:23 AM
  • I am aware that this is not recommended but this is the first time I have had an issue with WSUS running on a DC

    New Operating System.

    New Rules.

    Things Change.


    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 Daniel JiSun Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:02 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 11:50 PM

All replies

  • Have you reviewed the gazillions of threads about trying to install WSUS v6 on a DOMAIN CONTROLLER?

    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 Daniel JiSun Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:02 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 2:23 AM
  • I am aware that this is not recommended but this is the first time I have had an issue with WSUS running on a DC
    Monday, July 21, 2014 1:15 PM
  • I am aware that this is not recommended but this is the first time I have had an issue with WSUS running on a DC

    New Operating System.

    New Rules.

    Things Change.


    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 Daniel JiSun Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:02 AM
    Monday, July 21, 2014 11:50 PM