WSUS 3: Cannot connect to MSSQL database using Management Studio

Hi All,

Our WSUS 3 server running on Server 2008 R2 with a local MSSQL instance.

I'm unable to view All Updates.  So I thought running the WSUS re-index script would be a good idea.

However my account, which is a member of the WSUS Administrators, Domain Administrators and (local) Administrators group is unable to connect to the database

The server has MSSQL Management Studio locally installed.

This is the error message

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You probably have to enable tcpip for the sql instance
detox1978Author Commented:
I've enabled TCP/IP, but get the same error.  Studio Manager is on the same server as the instance
1 - Have you connected with these credentials before?
It is not unusual for administrators to be left out of the list of logins.

2 - Are you sure the service is running?  Have you checked services?

3 - Have you tried connecting using the "sa" login?  (Assuming it is mixed mode security)
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detox1978Author Commented:
1.  No

2.  yeah, they are running.  It's a WSUS server that I can use and access, it just keeps crashing.

3.  WSUS doesn't have an SA account
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
You can't connect to Microsoft Internal Database (MICROSOFT#SSEE) with TCP/IP, only with Named Pipes.
Pay attention to the note in the script link telling you need to use
sqlcmd -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query –i <scriptLocation>\WsusDBMaintenance.sql

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Also make sure to stop WSUS, as you can only connect with one session at a time to Windows Internal Database, IIRC.

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detox1978Author Commented:
Sorted it.  Withint SQL Management Studio I had to connect to



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