ASP 'compilation error' and Windows Update

Winodows Server 2003.

WSUS is running, but I cannot open the console window. I believe it is related to repeated ASP errors in the event log:

Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0
Event Category:      Web Event
Event ID:      1310

Event code: 3007
Event message: A compilation error has occurred.
Exception message: (0): error CS0006: Metadata file 'C:\WINDOWS\assembly\GAC_32\System.EnterpriseServices\\System.EnterpriseServices.dll' could not be found

The reason that the dll cannot be found is that the directory does not exist in Windows\assembly. But, it is actually in  C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\x86_System.EnterpriseServices_b03f5f7f11d50a3a_2.0.0.0_x-ww_7d5f3790.

I have checked permissions for Network Service on Windows\Temp and the TEMP ASP.Net folders. Also tried aspiis_reset and uninstall/reinstall of IIS and WSUS. Could not uninstall .NET though....Ideas welcome!

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Donald StewartConnect With a Mentor Network AdministratorCommented:
"Could not uninstall .NET though"

Did you try the removal tool?

Fully removing  WSUS before reinstall ?

jostickAuthor Commented:
I'm going to try to remove .NET using the tool.

I shuld reinstall  IIS, .NET then WSUS in that order right?

Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
correct  :)
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jostickAuthor Commented:
Manged to uninstall .net through control panel by removing 3.5,3 then 2. Also ran cleanup tool afterwards.

Just rebooting now after IIS this space!
Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Roger that....
Good Luck.
jostickAuthor Commented:
its already rogered, that's why I'm doing all of this!

(Installing WSUS now....)
Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I only said that in reference to your comment  " this space!"
jostickAuthor Commented:
Running through setup now. Good news though is taht console is working, which means error is sorted. Cheers for the uninstall tool tip. Have 500 points sir!
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