Appendix A: Setup Return Codes


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.


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

Return Code Return String Meaning
0x001450 SUS_LAUNCH_ERROR Setup conditions are not satisfied.
0x001451 SUS_UNKNOWN_ERROR Unknown error.
0x001452 SUS_REBOOT_REQUIRED Reboot is required to complete the installation. This error most commonly occurs when installing Windows® Internal Database.
0x001453 SUS_INVALID_COMMANDLINE Invalid command line entry.
0x001454 SUS_LOWSQLVERSION Invalid SQL Server version. WSUS supports only computers running at least SQL Server 2005 SP2.
0x001455 SUS_TRIGGERSNOTSET Triggers 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).
0x001456 SUS_INVALIDPATH Invalid content path is specified.
0x001457 SUS_NETWORKPATH Specified content path is a network path.
0x001458 SUS_NONNTFS_PATH Specified content path is not NTFS.
0x001459 SUS_NONFIXEDDRIVE Specified content path is not on a fixed drive.
0x00145a SUS_NONTFS_DRIVES_PRESENT No NTFS drives exist on the system.
0x00145b SUS_INSUFFICIENT_SPACE Not enough space is available at the given path. At least 6 GB of space is required.
0x00145c SUS_NEED_SERVER_AND_PORT Both server name and port are required for replica mode.
0x00145d SUS_MSCOM_SERVER Specified server name ends in
0x001460 SUS_ERROR_PREREQCHECK_FAIL Prerequisite check failed.
0x001461 SUS_LOWDBSCHEMAUPGRADE_VERSION This database schema is too old to be upgraded.
0x001462 SUS_UPGRADE_REQUIRED WSUS Setup must upgrade. Use the /G parameter to avoid this error.