KB945985 works for SBS 2008, too

April 23, 2009

We’ve all seen the:

Windows Small Business Server (Windows SBS) Update Services is not running because it automatically turns off if you customize Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

error message in SBS 2003. To address this, Microsoft released a KB which details how to give authority back to SBS: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945985. While this is nothing new, I saw the same behavior on SBS 2008, and I want to let everyone know that the same Method 1 in that KB works on SBS 2008, too. I haven’t tried Method 2.