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WSUS Sql timeout for GetUpdates() method invocation

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Hello,

I have a simple VB program that fetches the update collection from WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) via the Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration's AdminProxy.GetUpdateServer.GetUpdates() method (see the code snippet below).

About half the time, this program fails with the following timeout error (see below for the full stack trace):
     Error text: Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

I am running on "Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition Service Pack 2" with 1GB of memory.

I am running the following version of WSUS:
Microsoft Windows Update Services Version 2.0.0.2620 / Windows Server Update Services Service Pack 1

Here is the complete stack trace:
Getting list of updates
An error occured:
Error text: Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.
Stack trace:    at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, TdsParserState state)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, TdsParserState state)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning()
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadNetlib(Int32 bytesExpected)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadBuffer()
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadByteArray(Byte[] buff, Int32 offset, Int32 len)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadString(Int32 length)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadValue(_SqlMetaData md, Int32 length)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ProcessRow(_SqlMetaData[] columns, Object[] buffer, Int32[] map, Boolean useSQLTypes)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.PrepareRecord(Int32 i)
   at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.GetValue(Int32 i)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.GenericReadableRow.ReadRow(IDataRecord record)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.MultipleResultSetsSPHandler.ExecuteStoredProcedure(DBConnection connection)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.GenericDataAccess.ExecuteSP(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, IExecuteSPHandler handler, Int32 queryTimeoutInSeconds)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.GenericDataAccess.ExecuteSP(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, IExecuteSPHandler handler)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DataAccess.ExecuteSPMultipleResultSets(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, Type[] resultTypes)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPCompleteUpdatesResult(String spName, DBParameterCollection args)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPGetAllUpdates(String preferredCulture, Int32 approvedStates, DateTime fromSyncDate, DateTime toSyncDate, Guid[] updateCategoryIds, Guid[] updateClassificationIds, Int32 publicationState)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.GetAll(ApprovedStates approvedStates, DateTime fromSyncDate, DateTime toSyncDate, UpdateCategoryCollection updateCategories, UpdateClassificationCollection updateClassifications, ExtendedPublicationState publicationState)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.GetAll(ApprovedStates approvedStates, DateTime fromSyncDate, DateTime toSyncDate, UpdateCategoryCollection updateCategories, UpdateClassificationCollection updateClassifications)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.UpdateServer.GetUpdates(ApprovedStates approvedStates, DateTime fromSyncDate, DateTime toSyncDate, UpdateCategoryCollection updateCategories, UpdateClassificationCollection updateClassifications)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.UpdateServer.GetUpdates()
   at UpdatesToXML.UpdatesToXML.Main() in C:\Program Files\Update Services API Samples and Tools\Testing GetUpdates -- based on UpdatesToXML\UpdatesToXML.vb:line 35
Imports Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration
 
        Dim iUpdateServer As IUpdateServer
        Dim AdminProxy As AdminProxy
...
            'connect to the local server
            AdminProxy = New AdminProxy
            iUpdateServer = AdminProxy.GetUpdateServer
            
            'get the complete list of updates
            UpdateCollection = iUpdateServer.GetUpdates()
            ' Print the number of updates and exit...
            Console.WriteLine("GetUpdates() returned {0} updates.", UpdateCollection.Count)
            Environment.Exit(-1)
...

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James Murrell earned 1500 total points
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my 1st thought is to add a timeout to the script........

2nd http://support.microsoft.com/kb/919004
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by:rdefuria
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The .vb code is listed above.  There is no way to increase the timeout via the Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration object (that I can see).  That object abstracts all the underlying sql connectivity stuff for the SUSDB.

The other link you gave refers to a solution resolved with WSUS SP1, as I understand it.
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