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Issues with WSUS after dcpromo

If you already have a wsus on server 2003 you will probably have issues after you run a dcpromo on that box. you will notice that you cant uninstall wsus or windows internal database. To fix the issue follow the following steps:

To uninstall windows internal database you will need to do the following:

1) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server
Edit the “InstalledInstances” value and remove “MICROSOFT##SSEE”

2) Remove the “MICROSOFT##SSEE” subkey under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server

3) Remove the “MSSQL.2005″ subkey under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server

4) Rename the following folder:
%Windir%SYSMSISSEEMSSQL.2005MSSQLData to %Windir%SYSMSISSEEMSSQL.2005MSSQLData.old

After you are done with this step, try to uninstall windows internal database, it should work.

Now that you have windows internal database uninstalled, we will need to uninstall wsus 3.0

You will need to do the following:

Go to:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftUpdate ServicesServerSetup]

Change the value for “wYukonInstalled” from 1 to 0

After you do this you will need to uninstall wsus, this is done by clicking the same file you use to install wsus.

After you do this you should be able to install wsus 3.0

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3 Responses to “ Issues with WSUS after dcpromo ”

  1. Kyle on December 13th, 2011 10:27 pm

    You are a lifesaver! Thanks!

  2. Jeremy on November 30th, 2012 7:08 am

    Ditto, it worked for me too. Thanks for the info. You are the best Denver Computer Services company

  3. fritz on September 24th, 2013 2:42 pm

    this worked like a charm. great post.

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