WSUS on S2012 installs with WID, even when it is de selected

With the GUI /Server Manager Roles and features: When you install WSUS on server 2012 and you want to make use of SQL for the Database and de-select WID it just installs the WID services!!

Check this article for de-install of WID

When you install it with the commandline syntax WID everything is fine.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Services,UpdateServices-DB –IncludeManagementTools

PS C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools> .\wsusutil.exe postinstall SQL_INSTANCE_NAME=<servername\instancename> CONTENT_DIR=<path_to_content>

When WSUS doesnt work follow this article. Post install log gives the following error: 2014-08-19 16:24:36  CreateDefaultSubscription failed. Exception: System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 503: Service Unavailable.

OR just follow this:

– Remove WSUS Administration in IIS.

– Start .\WsusUtil.exe postinstall.


All credits to Jorn. 🙂

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