Installing WSUS fails on Windows 2012 R2 server
Posted on 2014-09-25
I am trying to migrate WSUS from a Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL 2005 to a Windows 2012 R2 server with SQL 2012. Great. I go online and follow TechNet's instruction for preparing the Win 2012 R2 server with WSUS but all I get is failure in the post installation tasks.
I have tried this multiple times after making sure it is totally uninstalled, removed IIS, made sure it was gone from the registry and made sure the folders were all gone.
It appears that the main problem right now is that when this installs it is not installing a Tools folder in the C:\Program Files\Update Services folder to contain the wsusutil.exe program.
I have searched the server and I can't find this utility anywhere.
I tried to copy it from another server but it must not have been a good thing to do because I got all sorts of errors when I tried to run it.