Tuesday 27 February 2007

SBS 2K3 R2 - WSUS 0x80070643 for Visual Studio on the Server

A screen shot of the error:

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1.

And then, off to the download page here: Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite Service Pack 1

Wowzers! A whole 432 MB download! No wonder WSUS choked. Might not be the reason, but it sure could be.

A little ways down the download page we find:

The above is a, "just in case" it doesn't work. :D

Download it, run the install, and all should be good!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists


Anonymous said...

What a pita this update is! The first time I tried to apply, the Win2003 server did a blue screen of death. Rebooted and tried again, and the installation worked.

The web page of work around isn't quite accurate. I had to run the middle step first of "control admintools" before being able to set the registry key described in the initial instructions.

Eventually muddled through it. Anything but a clean service pack install.

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

I agree.

I need to update this post with the digital signature information.

Every one of my installs choked at that point.