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    thats the error I'm getting when installing the Distribution server component

    the server is a SBS 2003 R2 with Sp2

     

     

     

    anyone know how I can fix this ?

     

    thanks

     

     

    Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:31 AM

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    Hello and thanks for your post.

     

    Unfortunately, the FCS server components were not tested or designed for use on a SBS server.  In fact, successfully installing the Distribution server role will cause the Update Services page in the SBS console to be “upset” because it creates an auto-approval rule for all computers rather than the target groups created for SBS.

     

    The distribution server role is really two parts:

    1.    A configuration assistant to synchronize the correct WSUS products and categories

    2.    Addition of the FCS Update Assistant service which cause WSUS to synchronize with MicrosoftUpdate hourly

     

    Here is what I would recommend:

     

    If you are using WSUS 2.0 and only desire definition updates once per day:

    ·         Manually configure WSUS 2.0 to synchronize the product Forefront Client Security and the category Definition Updates

    ·         Manually create a auto-approval rule(s) for Definition Updates for the appropriate SBS target groups

     

    If you are using WSUS 2.0 and desire definition updates more frequently than once per day

    ·         Upgrade to WSUS 3.0: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServerSolutions/SBS/en/library/de2e9436-f23f-47f0-b840-e8b3e72182751033.mspx?mfr=true

    ·         Follow WSUS 3.0 steps below

     

     

    If you are using WSUS 3.0

    ·         Manually configure WSUS 3.0 to synchronize the product Forefront Client Security and the category Definition Updates

    ·         Manually create a auto-approval rule(s) for Definition Updates for the appropriate SBS target groups

    ·         Configure WSUS to synchronize with Microsoft Update at the desired frequency

     

    Using the WSUS 3.0 steps should have the same net results as installing the Distribution server role.  For the specific steps/clicks necessary to do this, see the WSUS 3.0 operators documentation.

     

     

    Hope this helps.

    Craig

    Thursday, January 3, 2008 4:47 PM
  • Hello, I'm having the same issue when I try to install the Distribution server role on the same server where System Center Essentials 2007is installed on but keep getting the following error:

    "configures distribution server component" Status Error.

    WSUS services is of course installed with with Essentials.

    Thanks for your help

    antony
    Monday, October 6, 2008 2:33 PM
  • Antony I replied to your other thread take a look at it. Thanks
    CSS Security Support Engineer (FCS/MBSA/WUA/Incident Response)
    Tuesday, October 7, 2008 3:32 PM