Looking for some help with WSUS on a Windows 2003 box.

It has been working fine since August, and I am very pleased with the
reporting features. Updates are getting sent to clients successfully.

Recently, when after updating the WSUS server, and restarting, it was unable
to apply the WSUS service Pack 1, but did apply all the other updates.
However, now when I attempt to connect to the database from another machine,
I receive an error :

"Error connecting to the Windows Server Update Services database" .. It is
as if the service is in limbo.

Any advice ? 

       Bill Clark               Network Specialist         
       Austine School for the Deaf              
       60 Austine Drive        Brattleboro, VT   
       802 258-9552(V/TTY)                 05301