Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) can use a Windows Internal Database (WID). This database is manged through WSUS, but occasionally you want to administer this with SQL Server Management Studio.
Install SQL Server Management Studion (Express) on the server where WSUS has been installed. Then connect to the WID database by using the following server name:
Now you can administer the instance.
If you prefer to administer the database from CLI, you can install the SQL Server Command Line Query Utility – SQLCMD.
To connec to to the database instance, run the sqlcmd utility by passing the instance name. If the database is set in single user mode you can change this by running the following commands:
Windows Server 2012R2: Open Command Prompt with Administrator Rights sqlcmd -S np:\\.\pipe\MICROSOFT##WID\tsql\query alter database susdb set multi_user go or Windows Server 2008R2: sqlcmd -S np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE\sql\query alter database susdb set multi_user go
Please Note. It is possible to administer WID instances this way, but it is not recommended. Changes to the WID instance can break the product or changes can be overwritten by updates of the products.