I started doing the WSUS updates for my company and out of 1 main server and 5 replica servers, 3 replicas didn't work. Here are the specs:
All on Windows 2003 x86
WSUS SP1 x86
Used Windows Internal Database initially
I did get the 3 to work by uninstalling everything then reinstalling using SQL express 2005. It worked great - but - found out that I installed it to the system partition and neede to have it on the other partition so I uninstalled and reinstalled them again to d: (data partition)
Now, when I try to load WSUS from the local server OR a remote one, I get a message saying that I don't have permission (Picture#1) All permissions are set accordingly as I can still access the other replica servers.
Not only do I get that error, but picture#2 shows my event log (application). THe details for one are in picture#3 and are the same for the other erros. Instead of the DSS not loading, though, it says that SimpleAuth Web Serive and Self-Update arent either. This information is AFTER I went into ISS and gave permissions for my user (domain admin) to all serices underneath and had them apply to children.
ISS, WSUSServ, and a couple other services have the correct credintials as well.
I get these errors if I choose to go the SQL path OR the Windows Internal database path as well.
One more thing - I never could uninstall WSUS when I started. It never would work so I had to use the Microsoft Office Clean-Up tool to uninstall.
Please help!!! - Thanks