WSUS: 0x80040E14 Error when updating to WSUS 3.0 SP1Posted: February 8, 2008
WSUS 3.0 SP1 is now out. You might get an error 0x80040e14 immediately on starting setup.
Check the WSUS database directory; this will be C:/WSUS or D:/WSUS. If you previously updated from WSUS 2, there may be a file in the directory, SUSDB.BAK. WSUS 3 SP1 setup backs up the database and will not run if this file is left over from a previous update.
Delete SUSDB.BAK and rerun setup. If that fails, check your permissions for \WSUS and make sure there is access for the account you use to run setup.