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Error message when you try to install Windows Server Update Services: "A program ran as part of the setup did not finish"
Article ID: 920149 - View products that this article applies to.
When you try to install Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), the installation is unsuccessful. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Note This error message contains a grammatical error. The message should state, "A program that ran as part of the setup did not finish."
A program ran as part of the setup did not finish
This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
To resolve this problem, search the hard disk for any files that have the following name:
SUS20Metabasebackup.*Rename these files, and then run WSUS Setup again.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.