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  • not able to uninstall WSUS 3.0

    Hi all,

    I searched the forum for posts on how to uninstall WSUS 3.0 but things did not work for me.

    I was testing WSUS and now I need to uninstall it. When I run the setup for WSUS it tells me to uninstall it. I check WSUS DB - logs and installation files to be removed. As the uninstallation starts it comes up with an error invalid drive e: ...
    There is no drive E on my machine. I only have drive c:. I ggogled it up and came up with a link

    This link didnot help me as all the registry keys are pointing to the default drive c. Any suggestions on how I can uninstall it.

    In event viewer it shows event id is 11327 and source is msiinstaller.

    Thank you in advance.

  • #2
    Re: not able to uninstall WSUS 3.0

    I was able to resolve the issue. This is what I did -- open registry >> go to mycomputer\hkey_local_machine\software\microsoft\u pdate service\server\setup >> on the right side look for Contentdir. In my case it was e:\WSUS. I changed it to c:\WSUS. Ran the setup again and it uninstalled WSUS.

    Thank you all


    • #3
      Re: not able to uninstall WSUS 3.0

      Well done, and thanks for a clear, concise report
      Tom Jones
      MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
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      • #4
        Re: not able to uninstall WSUS 3.0

        Thank you Tom, I got my first rep