Windows: Reset WSUS and recreate SUSDB


here are the steps if you have installed WSUS on Server 2012R2 on the Windows Internal Database to reset the Database and WSUS itself.

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MSSql: Database cannot be opened. Marked as suspected


the WSUS DB (MSSQL Express 2005) of a customer won’t start after a hardware failure and bluescreen. Here are the steps which recovers the database back in an usable state.

The SQL Server Instance logs errors like this

"Could not redo log record (183366:6166:54), for transaction ID (0:117029942), on page (1:657511), database 'SUSDB' (database ID 5). Page: LSN = (183267:2976:260), type = 2. Log: OpCode = 2, context 3, PrevPageLSN: (183366:1717:287). Restore from a backup of the database, or repair the database."

in “C:\Windows\SYSMSI\SSEE\MSSQL.2005\MSSQL\LOG\ERRORLOG” and the database is down.

First connect to the DB Instance using a named pipe

c:\> sqlcmd -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query

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