Procedure to manually Re-install Automatic Update Client

OVERVIEW As a troublesooting procedure, it may be necessary to re-install the Automatic Client software on a WSUS client system (i.e. Windows XP systems). PROCEDURE You can do this as follows: 1. Go to the Windows Command prompt (CMD.EXE). 2. From the CMD.EXE prompt. run the following command: For Windows XP SP2 rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 %systemroot%\inf\au.inf For Windows XP RTM and SP1 rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection AutoUpdate 132 %systemroot%\inf\au.inf Running this command prompts you for the XP installation CD. Alternately, use Browse button and navigate to C:\Winnt\Servicepackfiles\I386 where wuapi.dll and other files related to Automatic Update Client can be found. Afterruning … Continue reading Procedure to manually Re-install Automatic Update Client

WSUS: How to elude repeated patch installations using Automatic Update Client (WUA) with WSUS / SUS

OVERVIEW If you are using Software Update Services, SUS for Patch-Management, some times you notice, some of the patches are getting downloaded & installed repeatedly. This is really weird for the end users. CAUSE The is because of superseding patches and hence, they keep on downloading & installing repeatedly.. WORKAROUND To elude this behavior, you need to identify the patch which is getting installed repeatedly.The respective security bulletins will list the superseded Patches. You have to check for Security Update Replacement in the bulletin, (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/Security/default.mspx). You can choose whether to automatically approve revisions. If you do not choose to automatically … Continue reading WSUS: How to elude repeated patch installations using Automatic Update Client (WUA) with WSUS / SUS

The Automatic Updates Service starts and then stops automatically

SYMPTOMS Automatic Update Services stop automatically. The Background Intelligent Transfer Service service terminated with service-specific error 2147500053 (0x80004015). Error 0x8DDD0018 / Error 0x800a0046 CAUSE If you change the properties of  the Automatic Updates service (via Computer Configuration, Windows Settings, Security Settings, System Services) to set it as Disabled or edited the ACL on this service, then Automatic Updates service will not start. WORKAROUND Since, the ACL on the service is changed, you have to reset the security settings on the Automatic Updates Service & BITS Service to the default settings; To see service’s security descriptor use ‘sc.exe sdshow’ ———- Displays a service’s security … Continue reading The Automatic Updates Service starts and then stops automatically

Automatic Updates for Users with Local Administrative Privilege & Users without Local Administrative Privilege aka Normal Users

In this Article, I will explain how Automatic Client behaves with the logged in user, if the user is part of LOCAL ADMINISTRATOR and vice-versa. Users with Local Administrative Privilege:AU client activity is transparent to all those users with local admin privilege. They can see all those notification balloons. They will be prompted for AU Option 2 & 3 and 4. Most important, they can delay or postpone the reboot. Normal Users or Users without Local Administrative Privilege:To normal users, AU Client activity is hidden. They can’t see all those notification balloons. They will not be prompted of any of … Continue reading Automatic Updates for Users with Local Administrative Privilege & Users without Local Administrative Privilege aka Normal Users

Troubleshooting Error 0x80072efd

In this Article, I will explain how to troubleshoot Error 0x80072efd. You may see this error on SUS Server in Synchronization Log as well as on the client in C:\Windows\Windows Update.log or C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log(without space) Error Description: This error means “cannot connect to the Internet server” or “The attempt to connect to the server failed“. You may see this error on Automatic Update Client or on the SUS Server itself while synchronizing with Microsoft Update Server. Resolution:   I have found a workaround to troubleshoot this error. Let’s see the procedure for;   Resolving at the Client Side. Resolving at the … Continue reading Troubleshooting Error 0x80072efd