When I try to run Windows Update on any of my Server 2003 machines I get a looping condition where it says "Checking if your computer has the latest version of Windows updating software for use from the website..." and then "Checking for the latest version of Windows updating software..." There are two suspicous entries in the windowsupdate.log: WARNING: Digital Signatures on file C:\WINDOWS\Software Distribution\Auth Cabs\Downloaded71f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18cab.temp\are not trusted: Error 0x800b0001 and FATAL: Update required for C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll: target version = 7.4.7600.226, required version = 7.6.7600.256 Since it's not just one server but ALL 2003 servers, I am guessing it's not something on the server itself. I am having this EXACT behavior as well on Windows XP SP3. I think Microsoft has broken something with their "new" updater that came out last month.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights! Update: I now have this issue on SEVERAL systems (every one I've tried) across completely different organizations (unrelated PC's, unrelated networks)---it appears Windows Update has been totally broken in the last few days on Windows XP (probably Server 2003 as well). -Dan Had the same issue on several Sever 2k3 SP2 boxes after getting the "update to the latest version" prompt when checking for updates. At first i thought it was our network blocking it, but I cannot download it outside of the network either. Has anyone contacted microsoft by phone and/or have gotten a solution? I used the French version of the Microsoft Update site and it did not loop.
Always test ANY suggestion in a test environment before implementing! I do not represent the organisation I work for, all the opinions expressed here are my own. The only "fix" was to stop the Automatic Update Service, delete the 'C:\Windows\Software Distribution' folder and restart the service. It prompted me to install the Active X control and then once it got to the page where it asked me if I wanted to do Express or Custom, I closed that windows and ran the English Microsoft Update without issue. ln=fr I've been crawling through threads on this all day and have found the following: Loading the above link to the French language windows update site works, but it's not because the language is different. The default Windows update link in XP and server 2003 is as follows:
Try resetting the Windows Update components and then update. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights. ln=en-us (this one doesn't work right) If you insert I just installed a NEW Server 2003 x64 and the VERY FIRST update broke it.
The system "loops" over and over for about 3-4 minutes jumping between "Checking if your computer has the latest version of Windows updating software for use from the website..." and "Checking for the latest version of Windows updating software..." This occurs even after running the Fix It listed in the KB 971058 link above.
into the link -- even if the language is still English -- all of a sudden it starts working again: Conrad Schissler -- Systems Engineer @ Stone Ridge Corp.,
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If you haven’t already installed the latest system updates, you should do so — Microsoft has said that users won’t get any security updates if they stick with older versions of Windows 8.1. As we previously mentioned, the quickest way to get the latest update is to use the PC Settings control panel.
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