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Windows 2k3 R2 server SP2 server running WSUS 3.0 sp2.

WSUS was working fine for almost a year. Unfortunately the update service on the server stopped auto starting about two months ago and required a manual restart. Now it will not start at all.

I get the following error: Event Type: Error Event Source: Service Control Manager Event Category: None Event ID: 7009 Date: 23/02/2011 Time: 01:00:23 PM User: N/A Computer: **** (Server Name) Description: Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for the Update Services service to connect.

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Has anyone got an answer?


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WSUS needs SQL Server to run. My guess is that SQL Server takes some time to start and WSUS times out attempting to connect to it. After the system start-up is completed and you manually start WSUS, SQL Server is running properly and WSUS starts successfully.

So, make sure SQL server is running properly (usually with WSUS its a local instance of SQL Express). also in the Services.msc applet make sure there is a dependency between WSUS and SQL Server so SQL Server starts before WSUS.

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