Error 17207 During Install of WSUS 3.0 SP2


I am installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. It gets through the install portions until it gets to Configuring database. It then gives me a message that says packaged failed to install. It drops the SUSDB files into the data area of the WID directory but when it says that error the rollback of the installation deletes the SUSDB files.

The error Log shows this:

2013-01-18 15:43:39  Error     MWUSSetup          InstallWsus: MWUS Installation Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2013-01-18 15:43:39  Error     MWUSSetup          CInstallDriver::PerformSetup: WSUS installation failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2013-01-18 15:43:39  Error     MWUSSetup          CSetupDriver::LaunchSetup: Setup failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.

In the error Log for the database it gives me a 17207 error

2009-04-10 09:29:48.24 spid5s      Error: 17207, Severity: 16, State: 1.
2009-04-10 09:29:48.24 spid5s      FCB::RemoveAlternateStreams: Operating system error 6(The handle is invalid.) occurred while creating or opening file

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the components 3 times and I get the same issue. I cannot rebuild this server. How can I fix this WID issue to get the database working for WSUS?

asked on Server Fault Oct 6, 2017 by JukEboX

1 Answer


I found the issue was that .NET Framework 4.6 was installed. After uninstalling it and running the installer again all was installed fine without a problem. Reinstalled .NET 4.6 to run my other software after the installation was complete.

There was some information I stumbled upon that .NET 4.6 and up can cause a problem with the installation of this software. Unisntall the .NET 4.6 or up and run the WSUS 3.0 SP2 installer again and then reinstall .NET 4.6. The WSUS installer will use the older .NET 2.0 framework to complete the installation successfully.

answered on Server Fault Oct 10, 2017 by JukEboX

User contributions licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0