Windows AU July 2008

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  1. Stijnson

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    I had some problems last weekend, installing the latest patches for Win XP SP2 (2 patches, KB951748 and the update for KB890830 - Malicious Software Removal Tool).

    I have AU configured to notify me of updates but I decide whether and when I download/install them.
    I picked 'download' for the both of them. Apparently the servers were quite busy because for KB951748 I saw an ' per update regulated ' code in my WindowsUpdate.log.

    However, the update for MSRT was downloaded - at least according to my EventLog, which also showed the message 'an Administrator has to be logged in in order to install this update'.
    This is normal, I assume this has to do with the settings of AU. Normally, a reboot would start the installation of the downloaded updates. This time the update for KB890830 wasn't installed.

    WindowsUpdate.log showed error code 0x80080008. Of course I have Googled this and I have found some solutions, but I was wondering if this would correct the update for KB890830 as well.

    It has been downloaded, but not installed. Will running Dial-a-Fix, re-registering dll's (and all other solutions offerd on the web) also make sure that this update for MSRT is installed correctly?

    If not, does anyone have any additional suggestions for how to take care of this?
     
  2. thanatos_theos

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    Hello there. Try this,

    Open Command Prompt
    Type net stop wuauserv, Press Enter
    Type cd\windows, Press Enter
    Type rd /s SoftwareDistribution, Press Enter (click yes, will reboot)

    Open Command Prompt after reboot
    Type net start wuauserv, Press Enter
    Type exit, Press Enter

    Try updating now.

    thanatos
     
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    Thanks Thanatos, I will certainly try this when I'm home again (probably this weekend).
    Will this command re-enable the download/installation of the previously download (but not installed) update for KB890830?
     
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    The command will remove (will be recreated after reboot) the SoftwareDistribution folder and its subfolders. Afterwhich, you can redownload the update that failed.

    thanatos
     
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    OK, thanks. I only see one problem ahead: the update for KB890830 WAS downloaded, only not installed (for whatever reason).
     
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    IIRC, Windows will not redownload a corrupted update installer unless you recreate SoftwareDistribution.

    Manually you could stop the Automatic Updates service, delete the contents of %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\Download, restart Automatic Updates service.

    thanatos
     
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    OK, so that would be fixed with the command you posted in post #2, thus re-downloading update KB890830 - and hopefully also the postponed KB951748?
     
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    Yes, hopefully.

    thanatos
     
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    Thanks for all your help Thanatos, I will report back later on (probably after the weekend).

    Is that July update for KB890830 crucial?
     
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    You're welcome. It has been discussed here recently.

    thanatos
     
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    Thanks Thanatos. What's strange is that I do have a legit copy of XP on my rig, but I didn't get the EULA for the MRT tool. Nor did I see any WGA update.

    Oh well, I'll see what happens this weekend.

    Is it 'necessary' to download/install the updates for this tool I wonder?
     
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    Manually downloading/installing MS updates

    Hi, I'm having some problems with Automatic Updates in XP.
    One of the updates won't download due to 'per update regulated'-notifications (as shown in the WindowsUpdate.log). I've googled this and it seems that this is caused by busy update servers on MS's side.

    I really would like to keep my system patched, so I was wondering if it is also possible to download and install the KB concerned MANUALLY (installing the update by an .exe file)?

    Can I do this even when the update is still 'queued' for download?

    I hope someone can be of assistance.
     
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    Re: Manually downloading/installing MS updates

    I get mine from www.softwarepatch.com. I don't download them all, just the ones i think are relevant to my system.
     
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    Re: Manually downloading/installing MS updates

    So you install them manually by using the .exe?
    Will XP ask for the original XP CD-rom or can you install it without a problem?
    I gather you have turned AU off?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    Re: Manually downloading/installing MS updates

    I've had trouble in the past installing some of the updates.
    Never figured out why and don't care too much.
    What works for me is Microsoft Baseline Security Advisor.
    It's a free piece of software that will scan for problem areas and then let you pick and choose what updates/patches too download and install.
    Hugger
     
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    Thanks for your reply Hugger. It seems that this tool is for IT professionals, so I doubt it's for me :rolleyes:

    I still hope someone can answer the question I had:

     
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