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How to connect a client computer to WSUS 2012

In previous iterations of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), your group policy would point to your WSUS server with the following:

http://<server name>

eg: http://wsus

But now, with WSUS in server 2012, you have to specify the port number. The port number is 8530. So in your group policy, you would specify the following:

http://wsus:8530

eg: http://wsus:8530

Once you have refreshed your local group policy or allowed it to apply itself overtime, you will then be able to receive updates from your local WSUS 2012 server.

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How to successfully install Windows Internal Database onto Server 2012

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.