WSUS 2012 Post Install Configuration Fails: Config File Did Not Contain A Value “Content Directory”

Installed the WSUS Server Role on Server 2012.  Installation completes successfully and it comes up with the post installation configuration wizard.  I click to start the wizard, and it fails immediately.  I open up the log file created and see the text below. 2013-08-12 14:17:06 Postinstall started 2013-08-12 14:17:06 Detected role services: Api, Database, UI,

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Migrating WSUS From Server 2003 to Server 2012

List of supported Operating System’s and migration scenarios is listed here.  In my case I am going to migrating a WSUS deployment from Server 2008 R2 running SQL 2005 to Server 2012 Standard with SQL 2008 R2 SP1. Review considerations and system requirements can be found here. First step is to install and configure the

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Updating PowerShell v3 Using a Proxy

Because my company uses a proxy to access the internet, the Update-Help doesn’t work in PowerShell.  And since it’s a company wide proxy, I can’t just go to a machine without it and download the help files and then import them into PowerShell.  After some digging around I found the solution below.  It’s not marked

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Exchange 2010 Database Rapidly Increases in Size

Situation: Windows Server 2008 R2, Exchange 2010 SP1 upgraded from Exchange 2003.  I should note that this upgrade occurred long before this issue happened.  The Exchange server is virtualized on VMWARE ESXi 5.0 Update 1. Problem: Thursday, May 31st, at midnight I received an alert that the Datastore my Exchange Database sits on was at

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Failed to Mount Exchange 2010 Database: An Active Manager Operation Failed

This is the error message I received on my Exchange 2010 SP1 Server when creating a new mailbox database:——————————————————–Microsoft Exchange Error——————————————————–Failed to mount database ‘DBNAME’.DBNAMEFailedError:Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database:  DBNAME; Error code: An Active Manager operation failed. Error: The database action failed. Error: Operation failed with message: MapiExceptionNotFound: Unable to mount

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