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  • This all started a few weeks ago...

    WSUS console stopped working. 

    I went through these procedure after not finding any other options.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3159706

    This fixed the console, but broke all the clients.

    I undid this with no change.

    I have now uninstalled WSUS and reinstalled it and it fails to run the config. 

    I get the following error...

    Log file is located at C:\Users\Marty\AppData\Local\Temp\tmpD420.tmp
    Post install is starting
    Fatal Error: The system cannot find the path specified.

    The path is simply e:\wsus... I browsed to it and tried everything I can think of.  It is where it was before.

    I went to the folder and subfolders of "UpdateServicesPackages" and "WsusContent" are created as they should be. I gave everyone full control.  I'm stumped.

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:08 PM

Answers

  • Hi ch00sen1,

    Since the WSUS is in a mess, could we reinstall it again and troubleshoot if there are hanged steps?

    1.Remove WSUS role completely:

    1). Remove WSUS role from server manager;

    2). Delete WSUS content files;

    3). Use Studio management 2012 to connect to the WID database (If you use WID), then, detach the SUSDB database from WID. Then, delete the SUSDB and SUSDBLOG file from the C:\WINDOWS\WID directory;

    4). Check if WSUS site is still in IIS, if yes, delete it;

    5). Reboot the server (better to do it if you can).

    2. Reinstall WSUS role: add the role back and do post-installation;

    3. Install KB3159706 and do manual steps;

    Check if you can finish the above steps completely.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:15 AM
  • Hi ch00sen1,

    1. Install SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Express

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29062

    2. Once installed run SQL Management Studio 2012 with Run As Administrator.

    3. Make the connection with Server Name: \\.\pipe\Microsoft##WID\tsql\query

    4. Then you can right click SUSDB>Tasks>detach

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Friday, August 12, 2016 6:41 AM

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  • Update... I just tried to change the sync server from MS to a local one and said I could not change it because this server is a down stream server. 
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:10 PM
  • Hi ch00sen1,

    Since the WSUS is in a mess, could we reinstall it again and troubleshoot if there are hanged steps?

    1.Remove WSUS role completely:

    1). Remove WSUS role from server manager;

    2). Delete WSUS content files;

    3). Use Studio management 2012 to connect to the WID database (If you use WID), then, detach the SUSDB database from WID. Then, delete the SUSDB and SUSDBLOG file from the C:\WINDOWS\WID directory;

    4). Check if WSUS site is still in IIS, if yes, delete it;

    5). Reboot the server (better to do it if you can).

    2. Reinstall WSUS role: add the role back and do post-installation;

    3. Install KB3159706 and do manual steps;

    Check if you can finish the above steps completely.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    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.



    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:15 AM
  • Hi Anne He, I don't see a way in Studio express to detach the database?

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:56 PM
  • Hi ch00sen1,

    1. Install SQL Server Management Studio 2012 Express

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29062

    2. Once installed run SQL Management Studio 2012 with Run As Administrator.

    3. Make the connection with Server Name: \\.\pipe\Microsoft##WID\tsql\query

    4. Then you can right click SUSDB>Tasks>detach

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    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.


    Friday, August 12, 2016 6:41 AM