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Adding WSUS Role to Windows Server 2008 Standard?

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I'm trying to add WSUS Role to Windows Server 2008 Standard. I installed the IIS Role then started to add the WSUS role by using the wizard through Server Manager. It started about 18 hours ago and it still shows the installation process as Configuring.... It also says that it's installing IIS. (which I already did).
I'm sure that it can't possibly take this long to install WSUS. Any thoughts or suggestions on this would be appreaciated.
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 2000 total points
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Looks like somethin is going wrong. It should take only few minutes to install WSUS role on a server. Try to break installation or reboot your server. Clean WSUS installation according to this article
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sus/archive/2008/11/05/how-to-manually-remove-all-of-wsus.aspx

and re-run role installation. You don't have to install IIS before WSUS. It will be prompted during WSUS role installation. Windows 2008 detects which components (roles/features) are necessary and prompts for their installation.

If you have nothing special for this IIS, remove it also and install during WSUS role deployment (maybe you accidentally omit some IIS features required by WSUS?).

Regards,
Krzysztof
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I knew it was taking wat too long and was tempted to just stop it but I was'nt sure what would happen.
I'll give it a shot and let you know what happens.

Thanks
Joe
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Krzysztof ,
wsus installed fine. I was able to end the install through Task Manager. I ran the Server Manager Wizard again and was able to successfully add the WSUS Role.
Thanks for your help.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You're welcome :)
Good to hear it Joe :) I'm glad that it works for you.

Krzysztof
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