Ask the Expert

Error connecting to the Windows Server Update Services database

I am using WSUS server for patch management. I am getting an error message that reads, "Error connecting to the Windows Server Update Services database" when I try to open the WSUS console and I am getting a 421 event id error in the application log. I cannot open the WSUS console.
Have you recently updated your WSUS installation? I would recommend restarting the WSUS service as a first troubleshooting step. You can also try the WSUS mailing list for additional help.

Click here for questions and answers from all of our Windows security experts.

This was first published in June 2006

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: