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I had a bad install of WSUS on a SBS 2003 R2 box so i tried re-installing it from the CD but i wasnt able to. Therefore, i manually removed it and deleted internal databases following this link. http://blogs.technet.com/sus/archive/2008/11/05/how-to-manually-remove-all-of-wsus.aspx

i was then able to get the install started but the install keeps failing on this line:

Error     MWUSSetup          MWUS Installation Failed (Error 0x00000643: Fatal error during installation.)


The full log is contained below. I have searched this forum, searched the registry and still had no luck. any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, this machine has SQL 2005 installed on it and sorry about the points but i need to get more...
2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          WSUS Server Setup Started.

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Parsing command line arguments

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Property String:  " CONTENT_DIR="C:\WSUS" "

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Property=CONTENT_DIR Value=C:\WSUS

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Setting quiet mode install properties

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Setting SQL instance name to %computername%\WSUS

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          WSUS Setup: Performing Install

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Validating pre-requisites

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          .Net framework SP1 is detected on this machine

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Creating WSUS registry key

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Initializing installation details

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Validating SQL connection only in backend.

2009-03-31 21:48:42  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing ASP.Net

2009-03-31 21:48:50  Success   MWUSSetup          Asp.Net is installed successfully

2009-03-31 21:48:50  Success   MWUSSetup          ASP.Net is installed successfully

2009-03-31 21:48:50  Success   MWUSSetup          MSXML2 is already installed on this machine

2009-03-31 21:48:50  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing WMSDE

2009-03-31 21:49:26  Success   MWUSSetup          WMSDE Installed Successfully

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          WMSDE is installed successfully

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          Initializing MWUS installation

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing PSFSIP

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          PSFSIP Installed Successfully

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          Copying installation settings to the registry

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing MSUS...

2009-03-31 21:49:27  Success   MWUSSetup          Installing MWUS With Command Line SETUP_EXE=1  WUS_INSTALLMODE="128" AUTHENTICATED_USERS="NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users" CONTENT_LOCAL="1" SQLINSTANCE_NAME="%computername%\WSUS" CUSTOMACTION_LOG="C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\WSUSCa_090331_2148.log" NETWORKSERVICE

2009-03-31 21:49:28  Success   CustomActions.Dll  .Net framework path: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v1.1.4322

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Success   CustomActions.Dll  Creating WSUS Administrators user group

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Success   CustomActions.Dll  WSUS Administrators user group already exists

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Success   CustomActions.Dll  Successfully created WSUS Administrators user group

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Error     MWUSSetup          MWUS Installation Failed (Error 0x00000643: Fatal error during installation.)

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Error     MWUSSetup          InstallMSUS failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Error     MWUSSetup          MWUS installation failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Error     MWUSSetup          PerformInstall failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Success   MWUSSetup          Rolling back Installation

2009-03-31 21:49:29  Success   MWUSSetup          WSUS Server installation failed. You can look at C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\WSUSSetupmsi_090331_2149.log file to determine the cause of the failure

2009-03-31 21:50:13  Success   MWUSSetup          WMSDE Uninstall Succeeded

2009-03-31 21:50:13  Error     MWUSSetup          Failed to copy Setup\UninstallHelper.exe to C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1\UninstallHelper.exe (Error 0x80070003: The system cannot find the path specified.)

2009-03-31 21:50:13  Error     MWUSSetup          WSUS Setup: Performing Install Failed. (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

2009-03-31 21:50:13  Error     MWUSSetup          WSUS Setup Failed. (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)

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by:Donald Stewart
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Try

Run lodctr /r from the command prompt and then install again
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Thanks for the tip, tried that but still getting the same error at the same place.
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try

If you are running an x86-based edition of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:

msiexec /x {CEB5780F-1A70-44A9-850F-DE6C4F6AA8FB} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe

If you are running an x64-based edition of Windows Server 2003, use the following command line to remove Windows Internal Database from the computer:

msiexec /x {BDD79957-5801-4A2D-B09E-852E7FA64D01} CALLERID=ocsetup.exe
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Thanks, that is the command i used to get rid of the database first before i manually uininstalled WSUS.
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Did you try copying the setup to desktop and running it from there?
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Will try that now... Got the same error.

However, i noticed the CD version was 2.0 and  i justi download WSUS 3.0 SP1 from Microsoft and was able to install that!!

Thanks for your help.
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I think the problem was that WSUS had updated itself to version 3.0 SP1 and even though i had completely removed it there must of been some something stlil hanging around that didnt like version 2.0 installed after 3.0 sp1 had been removed.
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I think the problem was that WSUS had updated itself to version 3.0 SP1 and even though i had completely removed it there must of been some something stlil hanging around that didnt like version 2.0 installed after 3.0 sp1 had been removed.
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