Friday, 26 November 2010

sbs 2008 updates were not configured correctly reverting changes

Having a major issue with a server that is stuck in a loop. Anyone with any ideas would be good. Tried a number of things but no luck yet. Waiting for Microsoft to ring me back but trying to be proactive.

Thank you...

1 comment:

  1. Well finally had to do a complete restore of the server. Did the first restore but the issue still existed. Tried a number of different troubleshooting steps including;

    trying to find and delete the pending.xml file from the winsxs folder. However it was not there.

    Cleared out the software distribution folder

    Cleared out the pending registry keys.

    Please try the below mentioned commands in recovery console:


    ren system system.old
    ren software software.old
    ren SAM SAM.old
    ren security security.old
    ren default default.old
    ren components components.old


    copy system.old C:\windows\system32\config\system
    copy software.old C:\windows\system32\config\software
    copy sam.old C:\windows\system32\config\sam
    copy security.old C:\windows\system32\config\security
    copy default.old C:\windows\system32\config\default
    copy components.old C:\windows\system32\config\components

    Nothing worked. Microsoft wanted me to send them a CBS log file to analyse it at which point i decided they didn't have a clue what to do and had more time than i was willing to give them. I left it doing another restore to the day before.

    The fact is that a windows update totally killed the server and we had to do a complete restore of the whole system from backup. Lucky we had a full backup but i still think it is a little disgusting that this happened in the first place and Microsoft have no answer as i saw this posted a lot on the net with no solutions.