Re-install WSUS

I was starting to have more and more stability issues with my WSUS servers, clean-up scripts timing out and downloads hanging. So I tried to reset the entire server, but that failed with a login error that I couldn’t solve. So let’s go all the way, remove the entire feature and re-install it…

Only problem was that during the post-install scrip I was stuck at the error:

Fatal Error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Looking at the detailed logs this was at the moment that the server tried to connect to IIS. It took a lot of searching to find a post from the System Center Blog that hinted on an issue of the installation missing the default web site with ID 1.

After re-creating that the installation continued just fine…

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