WSUS IIS directories

Posted on 2014-02-10
Last Modified: 2016-02-20
I had a 2008 server running WSUS and it stopped working.

I could not remove it or repair it using any information I found online including removing IIS virtual directory.  I went through the registry and removed every reference to WSUS. I was then able to reinstall however the IIS virtual directory did not get recreated.

Any idea how I can recreate that so hopefully WSUS will start working again.
Question by:ajdratch
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 39848373
you could try

 cscript WSUSInstallDirectory\setup\installselfupdateonport80.vbs

Author Comment

ID: 39848603
That created self update folder. The WSUS administrator virtual directory still is not there
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 39848649
Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.


Author Comment

ID: 39848671
I know it should have created it but it did not. The reinstall went well except for the IIS portion.
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 39848784
Best to uninstall/reinstall then

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39860590
I manually removed every reference to WSUS in the registry and there were many. All is working now

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me …
This tutorial will walk an individual through locating and launching the BEUtility application to properly change the service account username and\or password in situation where it may be necessary or where the password has been inadvertently change…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

739 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question