WSUS 3.0 SQL Error.

I recently updated some firmware on a Dell PE which is our WSUS 3.0SP2 server, and now am getting the following error:

The SQL Server VSS Writer service failed to start due to the following error:
This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

When I run the console to connect to WSUS, I also get the following error:

Resolve Partial Assembly failed for Microsoft.VC80.ATL. Reference error message: The referenced assembly is not installed on your system.

I do not use a full version of SQL Server, just what WSUS installs.  Any ideas on how to correct this without re-installing WSUS?
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Sorry, don't know much about wsus but you should go after the visual c error message. Did you try to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package ?
ECO_RVAuthor Commented:
I thought about the Visual C error, and I tried it as per your suggestion which DID indeed get rid of the second error, but not the first.  Thanks for helping with a piece of the problem!  Now I just need to get an answer for the SQL server VSS writer.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Windows Internal Database is the database that gets installed by WSUS  
Run the workaround mentioned here
To work around this issue, repair Windows Internal Database. To do this, run the following command line at a command prompt:
 Msiexec /i SSEE_10.msi CALLERID=OCSetup.exe REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn REBOOT=ReallySupress /l*v <Log_File_Path>
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Does this server have any other application?
Check the services for a service that has a defined user credential set for the logon as.
This might be the issue.
What version of sql do you have?  Were all applicable patches/updates applied?

I suspect that the sql 2005 with visual studio 2008 visual C error might be part of the issue.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
here's better steps on how to do that
1. At a command prompt, move to the folder where the WSUSSetup.exe file is located.
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER: WSUSsetup.exe /x
  This command extracts the files into the current directory.
3.  Type the following command, and then press ENTER: cd wyukon
4. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
 msiexec /i SSEE_10.msi CALLERID=OCSetup.exe REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus /qn REBOOT=ReallySupress /l*v logfile_name
Note In this step, logfile_name represents the name of the log file. For example, you can use "Output.log."
5.  Start the Services snap-in.
6. Start the Windows Internal Database (MICROSOFT ##SSEE) service.
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ECO_RVAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the ideas dstewartjr, unfortunately neither suggestion worked.  I still get error listed above and the SQL Server VSS writer service will not start.  I am also still getting the side by side errors listed above when I reboot, so I guess the C++ redistributable did not fix the second issue after all.  The SQL Server VSS writer service logs on with the local system account and I tried a few others to see if it was a password issue, but no luck.

Arnold, I am not using SQL other than the VSS writer which was installed with WSUS 3.0.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Try running the sqlwriter.msi installer to see if it repairs

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ECO_RVAuthor Commented:
That was the fix.  Once I ran the sqlwriter and rebooted, all was fine.  Thanks for the help!
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Glad to help
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