WSUS 3.0 + is not running because it automatically turns off if you customize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
Posted on 2008-06-16
Hey Experts -
Got a SBS 2003 box, brand new Dell Poweredge 2900 III, did all the Windows Updates including WSUS, when I go into Standard Management and go to Update Services, I cannot do anything as it says:
Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) Update Services is not running because it automatically turns off if you customize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). For a list of specific settings that cause Windows SBS Update Services to turn off, see the Microsoft Web site. Even if WSUS is managing updates for your network, the accuracy of the status in the Windows SBS monitoring report or on the Update Services home page cannot be guaranteed. To use Windows SBS Update Services, reverse the changes that you have made to WSUS or reinstall Windows SBS 2003 R2.
I have tried to Uninstall WSUS 3.0 and reinstall, and one post on here suggested to cancel out of the wizard. So I tried that and same problem.
Any assistance would be appreciated.