WSUS on server 2012 fails to open RRS feed

  • Question

  • I successfully installed WSUS role on server 2012 R2 and pointed its database to SQL 2012 during installation. I was prompted to specify the instance name, but since the sql is installed on the same server I entered the server name as was able to verify the connection. Database was successfully created in SQL, but when I try to open WSUS console, it opens up but does not connect to its service.

    Came across someone else's post with a similar problem, but using wsusutil.exe postinstall SQL_INSTANCE_NAME=<database server name> fails.


    I didn't specify  CONTENT_DIR=C:\Wsus as I don't want to store updates locally until additional storage becomes available.

    PS C:\Program Files\Update Services\tools> .\WsusUtil.exe postinstall SQL_INSTANCE_NAME=W2012\mssqlserver
    Log file is located at C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\2\tmpC758.tmp
    Post install is starting Fatal Error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 25 - Connection string is not valid)
    • Edited by net_tech Monday, March 31, 2014 10:58 PM
    Monday, March 31, 2014 10:56 PM


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  • 2014-03-31 16:40:46  Importing SQLServer.xml...
    2014-03-31 16:40:46  Importing WindowsXP64BitEditionVersion2003.xml...
    2014-03-31 16:40:46  Importing DefinitionUpdateSusXml.xml...
    2014-03-31 16:40:46  Importing ClientServicingApiDetectoid.xml...
    2014-03-31 16:40:46  Importing default detectoids succeeded.
    2014-03-31 16:40:48  Synchronization in progress. Please cancel synchronization and rerun postinstall again. Exception: System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable.
       at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)
       at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.ApiRemoting.GetServerVersion()
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccessProxy.GetServerVersion()
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.UpdateServer.CreateUpdateServer(String serverName, Boolean useSecureConnection, Int32 portNumber)
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.UpdateServer..ctor(Boolean bypassApiRemoting)
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Setup.StartServer.StartServer.FixSubscriptionCategories()
    2014-03-31 16:40:48  StartServer encountered errors. Exception=Synchronization in progress. Please cancel synchronization and run postinstall again.
    2014-03-31 16:40:48  Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.CommandException: Failed to start and configure the WSUS service
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.PostInstall.Run()
       at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.PostInstall.Execute(String[] arguments)
    Monday, March 31, 2014 11:03 PM
  • seems to be an IIS problem

    Service Unavailable

    HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.

    Monday, March 31, 2014 11:08 PM
    • Proposed as answer by antwesor Wednesday, April 2, 2014 4:41 PM
    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:25 AM
    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 12:28 AM
  • Hi,

    I'm glad to see the issue has been resolved, and thanks for the information.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:25 AM