WSUS broken after Dcpromo

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

After doing a dcpromo /forceremoval and an update to SP2, one of them screwed up the WSUS 3.0 service.  I looked for a solution ton this and on a Microsoft forum an MVP was saying that the dcpromo causes problems.  He advised unstalling WSUS then IIS, then reinstalling IIS then WSUS.  I tried this and, just like the guy who had started the post, could not uninstall WSUS due to an 'error'.  The MVP suggested to the guy to reinstall the OS but this is not an option.  Does anyone know how I could either uninstall WSUS or get it working again?  There was mention somewhere of permissin to the /WSUS/ folder but I have allowed NETWORK SERVICES full control.

Thanks guys

Question by:TomMonkey
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    Accepted Solution

    Found this for you:

    Change the Windows Internal Database service to run as LocalSystem
    Give the IIS_WPG group Modify permissions to %systemroot%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET files
    Give IIS_WPG group modify permsissions to %systemroot%\temp

    Hope it helps.

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    Expert Comment

    If that doesn't work, then post the errors you are having with WSUS uninstall.

    Author Comment

    Thanks nightmare2, worked a treat.
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    Expert Comment

    You're welcome ;)

    Expert Comment

    It helped to start wsus.
    Do I have to reinstall WSUS after that? or it will work further?

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