Error when running WSUS post-installation task

I have a newly installed Windows 2012 R2 server and I just added the Windows Server Update Service role. After the install completed, I launched the post-installation task.

Launch Post-Installation Tasks

The post install configuration failed. I reviewed the .tmp file to see what actually caused the task to fail.

CreateDefaultSubscription failed. Exception: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException (0x80131904): Login failed for user USERID

Post-deployment Configuration

Details of failed task

tmplog

The user is the computer name of the WSUS server.

domain\servername$

I launched SQL Management Studio and located the user referenced in the log file.

After looking at the roles assigned to that database user, I then checked the SYSADMIN server role members and noticed the user mentioned is not listed.

databaseuser1

I added the computer name as a member and re-ran the post-installation task.

serverrollproperties

 That did the trick and the post deployment configuration completed without error.

configcomplete

*note*

I’m still testing to see if I can assign the computer a more restricted role other than sysadmin, and I haven’t found any documentation on it, but I’ll keep searching. Maybe I’ll tweet Lawrence Garvin.

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