WSUS install error

ajwellman
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Receiving an error trying to install the WSUS role on Server 2008.  I am trying to install it using the add roles and get an error.  I have also tried downloading WSUS 3.0 SP1  and installing that but also get an error.
I have attached the WSUS setup logs.  I can't make sense of them.
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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WSUSSetupmsi_181227_0714.log
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Andrew CeohanSys & Net Admin

Commented:
First question I would ask is why are you using Server 2008?  It's out of extended support in 1 year.  If you can, at least get Server 2012 R2 going so you can keep a current OS and WSUS install running safely and reliably for a few years.

Author

Commented:
Unfortunately we are unable to upgrade this server until next year and I need WSUS running on this server until then.
RobertSystem Admin

Commented:
That is a General install error that can be caused by several things.

here is one example.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/15421.how-to-resolve-wsus-30-sp2-install-failure-error-0x80070643-fatal-error-during-installation.aspx

That said if you did not already try it (temporarily) disable UAC and try the install again.
I have had at least 1 occurrence where that was the cause of the failed install (however that was on a 2012 server)

Also check your windows event logs to see if you have any further explanation of the cause of the failure.
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AntzsInfrastructure Services

Commented:
From the logs it looks like you are reinstalling WSUS and certain WSUS components from the previous installation are still on the server.  

Are you installing the same version of WSUS or a different version?

Author

Commented:
Antz, Thanks for the response.
This server was once on another campus and I believe that it had WSUS on it and probably an earlier version.  At this time, I need to install WSUS on this server again as the server it is on now is going away.  Is there a procedure to remove previous WSUS components?  I have tried several of the recommendations but so far no luck.
Thanks for your help.
AntzsInfrastructure Services

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As the server is running Win2008, you will need to launch the server Manager and Click on Roles.  Then Click on Remove Roles and uncheck Windows Server Update Service and Click Next to uninstall.
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Once uninstalled, reboot your server before reinstalling.

Author

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Windows Server Update Service shows as not installed in Server Manager roles (Currently Unchecked). If I check it and try to install it, I get this error.  I was hoping maybe there as a WSUS clean program or something to remove all previous components.
Thanks again
AntzsInfrastructure Services

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Is reinstalling the Win2008 OS an option?
Infrastructure Services
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You can follow the below to manually remove/clean up WSUS components.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2008/11/05/how-to-manually-remove-all-of-wsus/

Author

Commented:
Thanks Antzs,  None of these suggestions worked,  I have been able to make arrangement to get a different server to use so am giving up on this one.

Thanks again for all your help

Author

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Thanks Antzs and Robert,  None of these suggestions worked,  I have been able to make arrangement to get a different server to use so am giving up on this one.

Thanks again for all your help

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