Error during the WSUS installation


During the WSUS installation I get this error:

If I don't choose a SQL instance, we can continue the installation but get this error after:


- WSUS (latest version) Installation on a Server 2008 R2 (up to date)
- SQL 2012 on a Server 2012 R2 (all up to date)

How can I install WSUS on this Server?

Many thanks in advance & have a nice day
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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerAsked:
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You are trying to use an sql hosted somewhere else. Is it reachable (port accessible through telnet, user authorized)?
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
- SQL 2012 on a Server 2012 R2 (all up to date)

not supported
requires SQL 2005 or 2008 for WSUS 3.0 which was released before SQL 2012

WSUS 3.0 SP2 System Requirements
Sure? It says "at least".
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Seems to work with SQL 2012 and '14, but there's a "BUT". But please be aware that "not supported" does not equal "does not work". Also note that that link is a forum, no official Microsoft voice.
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Server 2012 (SQL) is in the same range, telnet to the port 1433 is working fine and the user is authorized in SQL 2012.
Ok, can other SQL tools connect?
If you need instructions, take your MS account and participate in the thread I linked. I guess someone in the know will help out.
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Ok, can other SQL tools connect?
- Yes we can.

We opened a MS case
*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
The problem was with SQL. SQL was not configured properly. The 3rd party Tool fixed the problem after MS showed it to us.

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*** Hopeleonie ***IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for both of you again.
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