WSUS 3.0 Fails with error regarding performance counters

I came across an error today when trieing to install WSUS 3 on one of our servers, it appeared to get to the end of the installation process and then failed with the error.

‘Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 could not install WSUSService and the performance counters. For more information, see the Setup logs’

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Opening Office 2007 documents from the Companyweb in SBS2003

I recently encountered a problem where we couldn’t open documents using the new office file format when opening them from the Companyweb on SBS2003, and if I tried to save them it saved them as a zip file.

After a bit of research I narrowed it down to being mime entries being missing from iis […]

Default WSUS 3 groups for SBS 2003

I noticed after the WSUS server was upgraded on some of our servers the default groups seem to have disappeared here is a list of the default ones.

Unassigned Computers

Update Services Client Computers

Update Services Excluded Computers

Update Services Server Computers

SBS 2003 Console does not manage update after installing WSUS 3 SP1

If you make a change to WSUS administration console or update the software to WSUS 3 it will stop the SBS console reporting the status of updates on your network.

The following things can disable updates on the console

Under Automatic Approvals, the Default Automatic Approval Rule is enabled in Options. Under Products and Classifications, […]

FTP Problems on a client machine connected to SBS 2003 network

I have just come across a strange problem accessing ftp site via IE7 on a client machine on an SBS 2003 nework specifically the companies house website, when the client tried to right click and save as, they would get ‘ The connection the the server has been reset ‘ error message and the good […]

Shutdown is very slow in SBS 2003

A couple of our SBS servers were very slow to shutdown this was taken from the MS website KB827610 it is todo with the WaitToKillServiceTimeout registry entry not being set to two minutes. To do this, follow these steps.

Start Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, […]

Accessing Companyweb from the Server Itself after 963027 or Windows 2008 SP 2

I came across an issue on SBS 2003 and SBS 2008 accessing http://companyweb on the server, after installing the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer (963027 or 969897) or Internet Explorer 8.0 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2.

To fix the problem

SBS2003

On an SBS 2003 server this issue can be fixed by […]

Unable to access ftp site from a client machine on an SBS 2003 network

I have just come across a strange problem accessing ftp site via ie7 on a client machine on an SBS 2003 nework specifically the companies house website, when the client right tried to right click and save as they would get ‘The connection the the server has been reset’ error message and the good old […]