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  • I'm trying to reinstall WSUS on my SCCM 2012 Server after having removed the SUP role from SCCM and then following these steps to remove WSUS from the server. However I am not able to reinstall WSUS. I also tried all of the steps outlined here but no luck. Here are the results from the WSUSSSetup.log:

    2014-05-05 12:16:44  Success   MWUSSetup          Detected that setup was launched through Server Manager
    2014-05-05 12:16:45  Success   MWUSSetup          Validating pre-requisites...
    2014-05-05 12:16:45  Error     MWUSSetup          Failed to determine if an higher version of WSUS is installed. Assuming it is not... (Error 0x80070002: The system cannot find the file specified.)
    2014-05-05 12:16:45  Error     MWUSSetup          WSUS is outdated. But this will not block setup (Error 0x00000000: The operation completed successfully.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:05  Success   MWUSSetup          Initializing installation details
    2014-05-05 12:19:05  Success   MWUSSetup          Skipping Asp.Net install since not running on win2k3...
    2014-05-05 12:19:05  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing wYukon using ocsetup
    2014-05-05 12:19:05  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing Windows Internal database using ocsetup with command line as "ocsetup "WSSEE" /quiet /norestart"
    2014-05-05 12:19:16  Error     MWUSSetup          The process ocsetup "WSSEE" /quiet /norestart returned error: 0x643 (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:16  Error     MWUSSetup          ExecCmd failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:16  Error     MWUSSetup          Install Windows Internal database: Failed to execute "ocsetup "WSSEE" /quiet /norestart" (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:16  Error     MWUSSetup          CInstallDriver::PerformSetup: Installation of wYukon failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:16  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::LaunchSetup: Setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
    2014-05-05 12:19:23  Error     MWUSSetup          DoInstall: Wsus setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

    I am at a loss, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps I can try installing SQL express and use that as my database rather than WID, since the problem appears to be with WID installation?


    Shaun

    Monday, May 5, 2014 4:29 PM

Answers

  • It was never resolved, I reinstalled services on new hardware.

    Shaun

    • Marked as answer by Shaunm001 Friday, May 9, 2014 2:46 PM
    Friday, May 9, 2014 2:46 PM

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  • SQL Express would be a very poor choice for WSUS. Rebuilding the server would be something I would do at this point.
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 2:07 PM
  • I am at a loss, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    The fix is the methodology used to uninstall the WSUS role from Windows Server 2012 systems and is discussed a couple of other threads in this forum (but not yet updated in the "How to Uninstall" sticky post).

    After removing the role, you'll need to also uninstall the WID feature, and do some housekeeping behind that, including ensuring that

    • the IIS website is removed,
    • the %ProgramFiles%\Update Services folder is removed, and
    • the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Update Services registry key is removed.

    In some instances it has been observed that these items are left behind.

    In this case, my guess is that the WID is still installed, and unfortunately the WSUS role installer fails to handle that condition gracefully.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
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    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:48 PM
  • I am in the process of reinstalling SCCM on a new server.

    Another question then - is it okay to have WSUS reside on the same server as SCCM, but without using SCCM SUP role to manage updates? In other words, continue to use WSUS in a stand-alone mode to manage updates as I have been?


    Shaun

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:53 PM
  • Another question then - is it okay to have WSUS reside on the same server as SCCM, but without using SCCM SUP role to manage updates?

    I would strongly discourage it. If you're using a single Configuration Manager instance, then most notably ConfigMgr installs an SSL-enabled Management Point website which has been known to interfere with a non-SSL standalone WSUS server.

    But perhaps more importantly, looking for the long term, if at some point you determined you wanted to enable a Software Update Point, you'd be backed into the corner with your standalone WSUS already installed on the Site Server.

    Converting an in-use WSUS Server to a SUP is fraught with complications, the least of which is being without a patch management environment for some period of time whilst you "convert" from standalone WSUS to ConfigMgr Software Updates.


    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.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 8:58 PM
  • Hello,

    Several days has past, I want  to confirm if the issue has been resolved.

    If you have any further questions please feel free to let us know.

    Thank you.

    Friday, May 9, 2014 1:27 AM
  • It was never resolved, I reinstalled services on new hardware.

    Shaun

    • Marked as answer by Shaunm001 Friday, May 9, 2014 2:46 PM
    Friday, May 9, 2014 2:46 PM