Solved

WSUS 3.0 & SQL Server 2000 SP4

Posted on 2007-11-21
3
944 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Would like to run WSUS 3.0 on a box running WS2K3SP2 and host teh WSUS DB on a server running W2K3SP2 & SQL Server 2000 SP4.

Is this possible? The requirements for WSUS say to use SQL 2005, but I do not have it and do not want to pay for it. I also do not want to run poopy MSDE.

0
Comment
Question by:keatscon
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:rjwesley
ID: 20331102
Poopy MSDE works without issues on the three servers I run it on.

I'd say your simplest option is WSUS 3 and MDSE.

from reading:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/d7183651-b9fb-4288-a15f-33032c40ce2d1033.mspx?pf=true (Remote SQL limitations)

and

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/9e01d057-6b39-4eb7-b151-dff7ad0cd6381033.mspx?pf=true

I'd say keep it simple.

Rob
0
 

Author Comment

by:keatscon
ID: 20331125
Thank you Rob, but I do not want to run MSDE on any of my servers, would rather run on SQL 2000 SP4, but do not want to pay for 2005, especially if it has nothing new to offer that we can use.

I do want to keep it simple, that is why I want to put the db on an existing server rather than mess with another sql.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
rjwesley earned 500 total points
ID: 20331625
Windows Server Update Services 2.0 with Service Pack 1 is your only option.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/wsus/bb466206.aspx

Rob
(Yes I agree upgrading is not always viable)
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
On July 14th 2015, Windows Server 2003 will become End of Support, leaving hundreds of thousands of servers around the world that still run this 12 year old operating system vulnerable and potentially out of compliance in many organisations around t…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

756 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question