On February 25, 2006, in Security, by

You running Microsoft update?  You are?  Good.

I want you to click, Start, Run and in the box type in windowsupdate.log and hit enter.

Now scroll around that file… see what it is?  Is the history of your Security Updates.

I’m stealing these from Robear… case you need any WU/MU info.

How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues:

1. See the “Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having” section of;en-us;6527

3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors associated with the download/install.

How to read the Windowsupdate.log file:

3b. Compare errors to those listed here: and/or go to > click on Help and Support link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.

4. Windows Update Checklist:

5. Windows Update-specific newsgroup:

Archive of Windows Update newsgroup:


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