Appendix A: Setup Return Codes


Updated: July 19, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 uses return codes to determine the success or the failure of the Setup operation. The following table describes these return codes.

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A return code of 0 indicates success. All other return codes indicate a failure.

Return CodeReturn StringMeaning
0x001450SUS_LAUNCH_ERRORSetup conditions are not satisfied.
0x001451SUS_UNKNOWN_ERRORUnknown error.
0x001452SUS_REBOOT_REQUIREDReboot is required to complete the installation. This error most commonly occurs when installing Windows® Internal Database.
0x001453SUS_INVALID_COMMANDLINEInvalid command line entry.
0x001454SUS_LOWSQLVERSIONInvalid SQL Server version. WSUS supports only computers running at least SQL Server 2005 SP2.
0x001455SUS_TRIGGERSNOTSETTriggers are not set in SQL Server. For instructions about how to enable nested triggers, see How to: Configure the nested triggers Option (SQL Server Management Studio).
0x001456SUS_INVALIDPATHInvalid content path is specified.
0x001457SUS_NETWORKPATHSpecified content path is a network path.
0x001458SUS_NONNTFS_PATHSpecified content path is not NTFS.
0x001459SUS_NONFIXEDDRIVESpecified content path is not on a fixed drive.
0x00145aSUS_NONTFS_DRIVES_PRESENTNo NTFS drives exist on the system.
0x00145bSUS_INSUFFICIENT_SPACENot enough space is available at the given path. At least 6 GB of space is required.
0x00145cSUS_NEED_SERVER_AND_PORTBoth server name and port are required for replica mode.
0x00145dSUS_MSCOM_SERVERSpecified server name ends in
0x001460SUS_ERROR_PREREQCHECK_FAILPrerequisite check failed.
0x001461SUS_LOWDBSCHEMAUPGRADE_VERSIONThis database schema is too old to be upgraded.
0x001462SUS_UPGRADE_REQUIREDWSUS Setup must upgrade. Use the /G parameter to avoid this error.