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Windows Server Update Services encountered an error.

Posted on 2008-06-19
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WhenI try to approve some updates I receive the following:
Windows Server Update Services encountered an error.
Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the
operation or the server is not responding.
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When I press "Show Details", the following information is given:

System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.DatabaseAccess.DBConnection.DrainObsoleteConnections(SqlException e)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.DatabaseAccess.DBConnection.ExecuteReader()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.SingleResultSetSPHandler.ExecuteStoredProcedure(DBConnection connection)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.GenericDataAccess.ExecuteSP(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, IExecuteSPHandler handler)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DataAccess.ExecuteSPSingleResultSet(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, Type resultType)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPDeployUpdate(Guid updateId, Int32 revisionNumber, Int32 deploymentAction, Guid targetGroupId, String adminName, DateTime deadline, Boolean isAssigned, DateTime goLiveTime, Int32 downloadPriority, Guid deploymentGuid, Boolean translateSqlException)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPDeployUpdate(UpdateRevisionId updateId, Int32 deploymentAction, Guid targetGroupId, DateTime deadline, String adminName)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.Approve(UpdateApprovalAction action, IComputerTargetGroup targetGroup, DateTime deadline)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.Approve(UpdateApprovalAction action, IComputerTargetGroup targetGroup)
   at Administration.Updates.UpdateProxy.Deploy(String xpostXml)
   at Administration.Updates.UpdateXPost.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.DatabaseAccess.DBConnection.DrainObsoleteConnections(SqlException e)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.DatabaseAccess.DBConnection.ExecuteReader()
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.SingleResultSetSPHandler.ExecuteStoredProcedure(DBConnection connection)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.GenericDataAccess.ExecuteSP(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, IExecuteSPHandler handler)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DataAccess.ExecuteSPSingleResultSet(String spName, DBParameterCollection args, Type resultType)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPDeployUpdate(Guid updateId, Int32 revisionNumber, Int32 deploymentAction, Guid targetGroupId, String adminName, DateTime deadline, Boolean isAssigned, DateTime goLiveTime, Int32 downloadPriority, Guid deploymentGuid, Boolean translateSqlException)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccess.ExecuteSPDeployUpdate(UpdateRevisionId updateId, Int32 deploymentAction, Guid targetGroupId, DateTime deadline, String adminName)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.Approve(UpdateApprovalAction action, IComputerTargetGroup targetGroup, DateTime deadline)
   at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.Update.Approve(UpdateApprovalAction action, IComputerTargetGroup targetGroup)
   at Administration.Updates.UpdateProxy.Deploy(String xpostXml)
   at Administration.Updates.UpdateXPost.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

Does anyone have some fixes?   I might add the approval time for a Single approval is very long.
-Sm
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Try this one:
Enabling Large Patches to Install
http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2006/09/22/767053.aspx

I run into it all the time when it is trying to do the Visual Studio SP.
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Looks like a reasonable solution.  Haven't had time to try it out.
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Glad to be of assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.
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