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Error 1722 Installing WSUS on Server 2008 R2
Difficulties Installing WSUS on Server 2008 R2 – Fails at
Configuring Database – Error 1722
Running Server 2008 R2 and trying to install WSUS 3.0
service pack 2, I found I consistently got an error upon trying to add the
role, whether it be from using a dedicated installer from Microsoft or just by
adding the feature from within Server Manager.
Lots of Googling suggested lots of different fixes, and I’ve
tried a lot. I put it down to the old install of WSUS which had been working successfully
but removed for a time, had left some files behind that were corrupting the new
install. But I trawled through the server and ran powershell scripts to remove
files all to no avail.
The error is really unhelpful, and the install would always
fail at the ‘Configuring Database’ stage, displaying error 1722 and saying: There
is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the
setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package
I’d seen some posts online about it being to do with the
version of dot net that is installed. I removed a version simply through add
remove previous Windows Updates, restarted the server and attempted a reinstall. I got the same 1722 error again and went back to troubleshooting.
After going through the logs with a fine tooth-comb I found
the following snippet:
Well, I looked for the Dot Net folder it was siting and found that it didn’t exist. Very strange. I did a web
search for the 4.7.2053 version of Dot Net and downloaded a standalone
Firstly, I ran the installer and chose to repair – just to
see if this would fill in any missing files. A reinstall failed just like
I vaguely remembered seeing about uninstalling the dot net,
and we had other apps using it but all using different versions. Instead removing previous Windows Updates I used the installer package I downloaded which upon running offers an uninstall option.
After completing I didn’t even need to restart, and went
back into Server Manager to add the WSUS feature again. Hey presto, this
So, I would say if you’re trying to install WSUS on Server
2008 R2 and get an error at configuring database, saying ‘There is a problem
with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not
finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor’ then use
the dot net installer package to remove that 4.7.2053 version of WSUS and then
attempt a reinstall.
SuperPlay issue 48 is a collaboration between members of the original SuperPlay writers to mark the arrival of the new Nintendo SNES mini, released with October's issue of Retro Gamer magazine.
Fittingly, the cover is adorned for Fox McCloud from the Star Fox games, as one of the SNES minis oddities that hype was building for is the inclusion of Star Fox 2, originally axed for release on the original hardware due to ongoing changes in the gaming industry as a whole at the time. It's a lovely cover by Will Overton who also did a lot of the original art for the magazine originally.
The magazine goes on to look at the hardware of the SNES mini, and give a review of every title included on the console. Rather than review the games as they're remembered, the writers have reviewed the games from today's benchmarks, for example looking at the original Star Fox now is definitely more jarring an experience than the jaw dropping one it would've been back in '93.
Coming up to the new year the internet is ripe with posts about the best releases from the year, but for ordinary humans like us you may only be playing, reading or watching stuff that may have been out for some time already. So, here's a brief collection of my favourites from 2017. Let me know what you think!
Board Game Handheld Game - Metroid: Samus Returns My favourite handheld game this year has definitely been on my trusty 3DS. Metroid: Samus Returns is a glorious homage to Metroid 2 on the game boy, utilising the same setting and story but with revamped graphics, sound and gameplay. New abilities and equipment keep the tried and tested Metroidvania gameplay fresh, and I found this really easy to dip in and out of after gaps away from playing. It's quite difficult in places especially with my big hands around the smaller form of the regular 3DS.
I also plumped for the collector’s edition with this game, which is an absolut…
Handheld Zelda games are better than console Zelda games. It's just true. The immense scale of a grand and epic adventure typical of a Zelda game, squashed down into just as an exciting jaunt that fits in your pocket (almost, looking at you DMG-01) for you to play whenever you damn well please - how could this not be better than the equivalent half an hour bursts of game play you get after the inevitable family argument for control of the TV...
Of course, the games are absolutely stellar quality too. And I don't mean 'for handheld games' but as video games in their own rights! Often, developers strip back the quality and features in a portable title due to a number of factors; maybe budget, hardware restrictions or simply time constraints during production. Nintendo never seem to do that, devoting just as sufficient resources to their mobile output as they do their home system catalog. Often, the fact that the games are releasing on a handheld give the developer a ch…