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How to successfully install Windows Internal Database onto Server 2012

28 Nov

If you are like me and you have tried to install the Windows Internal Database as part of the WSUS role in Server 2012, you would have come across this error message after a while:

 

Of course, your first instinct is to reboot as suggested. After a reboot, um, it has not installed. You try and try again – same result. After a lot of cursing and swearing, a search using Google found a result. Try this:

  1. Open up your domain group policy editor.
  2. Navigate to the Default Domain Policy
  3. Navigate to Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policy -> User Rights Assignment
  4. Find the “Log on as a service” policy and edit it.
  5. Click on “Add user or group” button.
  6. Add the following users: IIS_WPG, NETWORK, NETWORK SERVICE, SERVICE
  7. Got to your Server 2012 box and open an elevated command prompt.
  8. Type in: gpupdate /force. Wait for it to successfully complete
  9. Now try and install the WID or WSUS.

You should now have successfully completed the install.

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One response to “How to successfully install Windows Internal Database onto Server 2012

  1. James Arbaugh

    May 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the hint! Very helpful!

    Note: If the computer to run WSUS/Windows Internal Database is a domain controller, you need to do steps on the Default Domain Controller Policy, not the Default Domain Policy.

     

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