Error 0x800B0004: The subject is not trusted for the specified action

In this article, I will explain how to troubleshoot “Error 0x800B0004: The subject is not trusted for the specified action“ SYMPTONS You see this error during synchornization in the sync-log & sync fails; Automatic Sync Started– Sunday, April 17, 2005 2:46:42 AM Successful with Errors Updates Added: None Updates Removed: None Reissued Update(s): None Errors: Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB871250): Failed to download from URL ‘http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/Windows2000-KB871250-x86-ENU_908d1217ac973f29c6f0f33bfacd813.EXE’. (Error 0x800B0004: The subject is not trusted for the specified action.) – Windows2000-KB871250-x86-ENU_908d1217ac973f29c6f0f33bfacd813.EXE CAUSE This can be caused due to a corrupted package already downloaded (or partially downloaded) or having problems with Internet … Continue reading Error 0x800B0004: The subject is not trusted for the specified action

Issue with Settings.txt not saving the CabPoolPath location in Software Update Services, SUS

In this article, I will explain an Issue with Settings.txt(‘C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate­\dictionaries\settings.txt’) not saving the CabPoolPath location. SYMPTONS Changes applied to Settings.txt(‘C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate\dictionaries\settings.txt’) are not saved. CAUSE The real cause for this behavior is unknown. WORKAROUND In such case, try this approach; 1. Save the CabPoolPath, Your SUS Installation Drive:\sus\content\cabs 2. Repair SUS Installation. 3. Reboot Server. 4. Check CabPoolPath and see if it points correctly. 5. If yes, do a manual sync to confirm the changes. 6. If NO, POST your results on microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs and will try to assist you. MORE INFORMATION microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

Error 0x80070003 in Software Update Services (SUS) Synchronization Log

In this article, I will explain about the Error While Synchronizing SUS. SYMPTOMS You see the following error in SUS synchronization log while SUS synchronization; Manual Sync Started- Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:53:55 AM Failed Updates Added:  None Updates Removed:  None Reissued Update(s):  None Errors:  Error writing to the content folder. (Error 0x80070003: The system cannot find the path specified.) Sync Finished-Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:53:55 AM CAUSE This is due to a missing entry in ‘C:\inetpub\wwwroot\autoupdate­\dictionaries\settings.txt’ for CabPoolPath, which should be followed by location to the contents cab folder. WORKAROUND The CabPoolPath section should contain the path to the downloaded patches … Continue reading Error 0x80070003 in Software Update Services (SUS) Synchronization Log

Basic Troubleshooting Steps using SUS with AU

Based on my experience in Automatic Updates with Software Update Services (SUS) I am adding a few Troubleshooting steps which you can try in resolving issues related to Automatic Updates. Well, this is my approach and based on the feedback from folks on Communities from microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs , FAQShop.com & SUSserver.com these steps have helped in resolving many issues. http://faqshop.com/sus/general/basic%20trobshootting%20sus.htm#Top Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched” [This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.]

Tutorial: Patch Management with Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) – Part 2

In the first article of this two-part series, we took a look at the basic idea behind keeping systems patched with the latest security updates using SUS Server and the Automatic Updates feature now included with Windows systems. In this second article we dig deeper into how SUS Server is installed, how clients can be configured to use a local update server via Group Policy, how to test to ensure that everything is functioning correctly, and more. http://www.2000trainers.com/article.aspx?articleID=347&page=1 Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched” [This posting is provided … Continue reading Tutorial: Patch Management with Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) – Part 2

Tutorial: Patch Management with Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) – Part 1

In this first article, we’ll take a look at what SUS does, and how it works in conjunction with technologies like Automatic Updates and Group Policy. In the next part, we’ll get into installing SUS and configuring its settings. http://www.2000trainers.com/article.aspx?articleID=336&page=1 Happy Reading!Mohammed Athif KhaleelMVP – SUS / WSUSWindows Server Update Services Wikihttp://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs“Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched” [This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.]

Manipulating SUS Settings through the Registry!!

If you are looking to configure SUS Client aka Automatic Update Client via Registry (if you are in workgroup environment) then, you might want to check this article for Manipulating SUS Settings through the Registry!! Here are some more details.. http://www.faqshop.com/sus/hotips/manip%20settings%20through%20reg.htm#Top ***Edit the Code based on your options & requirement*** Script for WSUS is here; WSUS: Script to Manually Configure Automatic Update Client (WUA) for WSUS in a workgroup environmenthttp://msmvps.com/blogs/athif/articles/Manually_Configure_WUA.aspx

Error 0x80072EFE While trying to Synchronize Child SUS Server from Parent SUS for Service Packs

In this article, I will explain about an error while trying to Synchronize Child SUS from Parent SUS Server for Service Packs. SYMPTOMS You get an error while trying to synchronize the Child SUS from Parent SUS Server Error: Windows XP Service Pack 2: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/xpSP2_f8e85320da933bb0ec76a2ba3a2f7a8.exe’.(Error 0x80072EFE: The connection to the server was lost.) Error: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/WindowsServer2003-KB­889101-SP1-x86-ENU_6e6d2db2782­26bf7a257f86d8b5e056.exe’. (Error 0x80072EFE: The connection to the server was lost.) – Error: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1: Failed to download from URL ‘http://Head_Office_SUSserver/content/WindowsServer2003-KB­889101-SP1-x86-ENU_6e6d2db2782­26bf7a257f86d8b5e056.exe’. (Error 0x80072EE2: Timeout waiting for server … Continue reading Error 0x80072EFE While trying to Synchronize Child SUS Server from Parent SUS for Service Packs

How do I change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content.

In this article, I will explain how to change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content in simple steps. Follow these 3 simple steps viz;1. Copy all the files and folders under the \Content\cabs directory from the source server running SUS to the \Content directory on the target server.2. Copy the following files under the VROOT of the default web site\Aucatalog1.cab\Aurtf1.cab\approveditems.txt3. Create a VROOT called “Content” and point to the “\Content\Cabs” directory. MORE INFORMATION   This article is now available on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555352 How To move Software Update Services (SUS) content from one drive to other … Continue reading How do I change/migrate SUS server to a new one and keep the patch database and content.

Are Automatic Updates with SUS working???

In this Article, I will explain how to test SUS for Automatic Updates. Now, SUS is installed and AU clients are configured (happily I assume), but, hey how will you check if everything is working, like how will you TEST the functionality. Let’s put this again in simple steps;   TEST SUS: First, make sure it’s synchronizing with Microsoft Update Server daily, looking at Synchronization & Application Event logs and then, do nothing, yes simply nothing, that’s it. Isn’t that simple?? Succesful Sync: Automatic Sync Started– Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:00:12 AM Software Update Services is up to date. No … Continue reading Are Automatic Updates with SUS working???