Error 0x80070643: Windows Server Update Services could not install MSDE 2000 Desktop Engine

DESCRIPTION


Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services could not install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine.


SYMPTOMS


Following Error is logged while installing Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and installation fails;


2005-07-06 10:52:18 Success MWUSSetup Installing WMSDE
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Error MWUSSetup WMSDE Installation Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Error MWUSSetup InstallWMSDE Failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Error MWUSSetup Installation of WMSDE failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Error MWUSSetup PerformInstall failed (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Success MWUSSetup Rolling back Installation
2005-07-06 10:53:50 Success MWUSSetup WSUS Server installation failed. You can look at C:\Program Files\Update Services\LogFiles\WSUSMSDESetup_050706_1052.log file to determine the cause of the failure
2005-07-06 10:54:33 Error MWUSSetup WSUS Setup Failed. (Error 0x80070643: Fatal error during installation.)


CAUSE


Error 0x80070643 translates to ERROR_INSTALL_FAILUREYou see this error if you are installing WSUS from a Network Share, UNC or if due to insufficient rights on %systemdrive%.


RESOLUTION


Install WSUS locally and make sure System has full rights to the %systemdrive%.

One thought on “Error 0x80070643: Windows Server Update Services could not install MSDE 2000 Desktop Engine

  1. the same error code, but it cannot install security update or critical update,
    I’ve tried download the update locally, but I got new error “The update cannot be applied”
    can you help me with this problem ?
    thx

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