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WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard says: Database Error... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running SBS 2003 R2 and when I run the WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard, it starts, then after a minute or two it crashes with the message:

    Error: Database error:

    an error occurred trying to perform a database operation...


    • Edited by E.Zero Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:18 PM
    Thursday, February 7, 2013 4:18 PM

Answers

  • I actually uninstalled WSUS since we are running a very small network.
    • Marked as answer by E.Zero Friday, February 8, 2013 1:48 PM
    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:51 AM

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  • I am running SBS 2003 R2 and when I run the WSUS Server Cleanup Wizard, it starts, then after a minute or two it crashes with the message:

    Error: Database error:

    an error occurred trying to perform a database operation...


    This is typically a natural manifestation of the SCW having too much work to do, but given this particular message could also be a reflection of an actual fault in the database itself.

    First thing to do is see if you can complete these options in the Server Cleanup Wizard as independent steps.

    1. Run the "Delete Computers" option (#2) if you have computers to be deleted. (If you don't, there's no point in running it.)

    2. Run the "DECLINE expired updates" and "DECLINE superseded updates options. (#4 and #5).

    3. Run the "DELETE unneeded updates" (#1) option. This is typically the option that is causing the problems.

    If you're able to get through step #3, then you can

    4. Run the "DELETE unneeded files" (#3) option.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Friday, February 8, 2013 12:14 AM
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  • I actually uninstalled WSUS since we are running a very small network.
    • Marked as answer by E.Zero Friday, February 8, 2013 1:48 PM
    Friday, February 8, 2013 2:51 AM
  • Its done now? YOu can mark an answer if issue is resolved.
    Friday, February 8, 2013 1:16 PM