Microsoft Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamworks, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Does anyone what services is required for us to properly run Microsoft Windows Updates in Win XP please?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    is that what you mean? cryptographic services and windows installer I believe are the only ones needed off-line.
     
  3. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    No luck .. :(

    When I try to access the windows update site, I get the following error:-

    [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
     
  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    What i mean is, when you download lets say service pack 2 for xp and wanna install it quickly those two are needed, i hope you didn't try updating with only those two running which could not happen anyway.

    Maybe you should try updating via update 4 as 5 is still a nearly finished beta.
     
  5. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    [Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
    Windows Update cannot continue because a required service application is disabled. Windows Update requires the following services:
    Automatic Updates enables detection, downloading, and installation of critical updates for your computer.
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) enables faster, restartable downloading of updates.
    Event Log logs Windows Update events for troubleshooting. To ensure that these services are enabled:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
    3. In the list of services, right-click the service name, and then click Properties.
    4. In the Startup type list, select Automatic.
    5. Verify that the service status is started.
     
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  6. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Maybe it's just me but I got redirected from v4 to v5 weeks before SP2 came out. :) So fresh from beta or not I think we are stuck with it. :p
     
  7. melon

    melon MS-DOS 2.0 Political User

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    A little tip for you all:

    In SP1 and prior, you could disable the automatic updates service and still run Windows Update via the web page. However this is *not* the case in SP2. The service is required even to run Windows Update v5 via the web page. However, you can still disable automatic updates (in My Computer-->Properties-->Automatic Updates); just make sure that the service behind the scenes is still enabled.

    Melon
     
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  8. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    You can also simple turn them off from the 'security center' w/ SP2 :)
     
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  10. dreamworks

    dreamworks --== babyface ==--

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    Thanks .. got it up and running :)
     
  11. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    I found out what prevented me from accessing the WU download page (the site itself loaded fine, SP2 already installed), thanx to PK. ;)
    I tell my firewall (Sygate's Pro) to permanently block "Generic Host Process for Win32 Services"... and as soon as I allow it to access the network, WU is running just fine with the download page.
    If I block it again before downloading the update I chose, the download will fail ! I re-enable it and...bang.... the download starts at once.

    I find it funny now, but it took me some time to understand that Sygate's Firewall (because of me ;) ) blocked the WU service...
     
  12. tb40nd

    tb40nd OSNN One Post Wonder

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    hey dreamworks, what did you do to get it back up and running again? i'm having the same darn problem of course.

    thanx in advance

    rtb