MMC has detected an error in a snap in sbs 2008 wsus
Posted on 2014-09-23
I have an SBS 2008 R2 server in a small business which suddenly reported failed backups.
After a while I stopped the VSS service which then started the backups working again, but somewhat haphazardly.
BUT after stopping VSS service, for some reason WSUS stopped working. I have tried to use the Microsoft Technet article referred to by some queries in EE, entitled "Repair Windows Update Server Services. Latest update March 24 2009."
1) I cant delete the old WSUS directory because it reports that the folder is being used by another program.
2) If I cut and paste the command line command in an elevated cmd prompt. it seems to do something for about 5 secs then stop. Not the 10 mins referred to in the article.
3) if I then try to open the windows server update services plug in, I get the "MMC has detected an error in the snap in."
I am now at my wit's end and need some help desperately.
BTW: I generally do the administrative work remotely via VPN and remote desktop, because I am some distance away from the server.
Could this fact affect the ability to delete files etc?
Because there appear to be multiple problems with both the backup and the WSUS, I presume the SQL database is corrupt or something equally sinister, so how do I go back to first principles and solve the problem?