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Windows update error code 80072ee6

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  • I'm getting error code 80072ee6 when I'm checking for updates. Has anybody seen this error code before?

    Monday, July 10, 2006 5:07 PM

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  • i keep receiving this error when trying to log in to Windows Live Messenger....anyone with a solution?
    • Proposed as answer by averilernest Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:15 PM
    Saturday, July 29, 2006 1:52 AM
  • same window live won't sign in for me same error code...
    Friday, August 04, 2006 11:53 AM
  • did you find a  way to get around error code 80072ee6 i can't logon to windows messenger

    thanks

    Saturday, August 05, 2006 6:35 AM
  • Unfortunatley not.. I now am using the built in Windows messenger.. it works as normal, but no kool emotions.
    Saturday, August 05, 2006 6:39 AM
  • Make sure Messenger is shut down and closed.

    Click "Start"

    Then Click "Run"

    Copy and Paste this " regsvr32 MSXML3.dll "

    Click "OK"

    You should see a dialog box stating that the operation has suceeded.

    Then open Messenger again and sign in.

    If this doesn't work then try to clear your DNS cache by:

    Click "Start" then "Run" and type "cmd.exe"

    Then type "ipconfig /flushdns". You should get a message stating that the cache has been cleared.

     

     

    Saturday, August 19, 2006 12:03 AM
  • Many thx ... Ive been trying for ages to sort this error, so thx again

     

    Big Help

    Monday, August 21, 2006 8:03 AM
  • Thanks, Snypah. I was having trouble with Windows Update and Windows Live Messenger, and registering the msxml3.dll fixed both problems. Nice.
    Tuesday, August 22, 2006 5:13 AM
  • Thankyou friend-Been having problems with this for the last 24 hours

     

    Cheers

    Nick.

    Sunday, August 27, 2006 9:42 AM
  • Cheers mate... U really helped xxx
    Sunday, September 03, 2006 12:03 AM
  • The first one works great !!

    Thanks !!!

    Monday, September 04, 2006 4:29 PM
  • Thanks!!!

     

    Registering the DLL did the trick!!

     

    Pascal.

    Friday, September 29, 2006 1:31 PM
  • did you sort out your messenger live error? if so can you please tell me how?
    Monday, October 02, 2006 10:51 AM
  •  pimpersd wrote:
    i keep receiving this error when trying to log in to Windows Live Messenger....anyone with a solution?
    Sunday, October 08, 2006 1:39 AM
  • hi there i was jsu t wondering i trieed both problems and is still not working on my computer for wlm  it still says 80072ee6 everytime i dont understand

     if u have any other suggestions can u plz email me at angeladoucette24@hotmail.com thanks so much

    Thursday, October 12, 2006 10:38 PM
  • Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I can't thank you enough...
    Saturday, October 14, 2006 11:37 AM
  •  CorruptSnypah wrote:

    Make sure Messenger is shut down and closed.

    Click "Start"

    Then Click "Run"

    Copy and Paste this " regsvr32 MSXML3.dll "

    Click "OK"

    You should see a dialog box stating that the operation has suceeded.

    Then open Messenger again and sign in.

    If this doesn't work then try to clear your DNS cache by:

    Click "Start" then "Run" and type "cmd.exe"

    Then type "ipconfig /flushdns". You should get a message stating that the cache has been cleared.



    Thats Very Good! But for those who still has problem Just do as follow...

    Click "Start"

    Then Click "Run"

    Copy and Paste this " regsvr32 MSXML3.dll "

    Restart Computer!!!

    This is how I solved the Problem on my Windows Live messenger.

    Regards!



    Sunday, October 15, 2006 7:02 PM
  • Where are can see answers?
    Monday, October 23, 2006 4:49 PM
  •  

    Hi,

    I found no help yet with a new thread and you seem to know what your doing so I thought I would see if you could help.  I used the fix above and registered the dll in hopes it would fix my problem but it didn't.  Here is the text from my thread.  If you could help that would be fantastic.  I can't get updates and of course they don't have a way to download direct from the net anymore with Vista so I'm stuck.

    here is the text from my thread: "Windows update no workie on Vista 5600, the search results on error code 8024A000 = zilch."

    Thanks in advance,

    Michael (mgill006@hotmail.com)

    Monday, October 30, 2006 8:30 PM
  •  Gurumukh wrote:
    same window live won't sign in for me same error code...
    Tuesday, November 28, 2006 3:09 AM
  • I am seeing the same problem on my Windows Vista Ultimate machine.

    I have tried the solutions listed here but I keep seeing this error. My Vista laptop (on the exact same network with exactly the same network settings is NOT exhibiting the problem).

    The WindowsUpdate log shows:

    *********
     ** START **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
     *********
     Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
     Setup Client version: Core: 6.0.6000.16386  Aux: 6.0.6000.16386
     WARNING: WinHttp: WinHttpCrackUrl failed. error 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: Initialize failed with 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: WinHttpCrackUrl failed. error 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: Initialize failed with 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: WinHttpCrackUrl failed. error 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: Initialize failed with 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: WinHttpCrackUrl failed. error 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: WinHttp: Initialize failed with 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for TIGER08/selfupdate/wuident.cab: error 0x80072ee6
     WARNING: SelfUpdate check failed to download package information, error = 0x80072EE6
     FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err = 0x80072EE6
     Agent   * WARNING: Skipping scan, self-update check returned 0x80072EE6
     Agent   * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80072EE6
     Agent *********
     Agent **  END  **  Agent: Finding updates [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
     Agent *************
     Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching for update with error 0x80072ee6

    Sunday, January 07, 2007 10:35 AM
  • hey brother

    i tried both of those and still have the error... i have whether or not my firewall is switched on too.  this is really getting on my nerves...

    i have the latest mcaffee security centre... not sure if it is particular to that program.

    please help me, i am desperate

    DFC

    Friday, January 12, 2007 8:02 PM
  • Hi,

    I'm getting exactly the same error with updates. Messenger works fine but the updates just don't want to work. I've tried the fixes listed, I've tried connecting from the office (LAN/AD) and from home (Sky Broadband wireless) and I still get this error. I've flushed the DNS (and whilst doing that found the wonderfuly awful admin run as BS) and it still doesn't work.

    This is awful. The user experience so far has been very poor - I really don't like this OS at all, the constant prompts to do anything is causing a major drop in productivity. Everything is so locked down, clicking on My Documents in the folder list of winExplorer gives "access denied" but clicking the quick link above those works?!?!? huh?

    Well since I now appear to be stuck with this *** OS could someone from MS please sort this out - how can I get a better user experience if I can't update this pile of warm mouse droppings. Even Redhat would be ashamed of this flakey thing. RC!? More like Alpha IMO.

    Regards,

    very annoyed person.

    Wednesday, January 24, 2007 6:29 PM
  • me too still have problem

    tried both when I treid cmd to flush dns it said i needed to be elevated.  My account is an admin account.. any ideas  thepcdoc@comcast.ned

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007 4:00 AM
  • I get the Windows update error code 80072ee6 too. I've tried registering the DLL and flushing DNS cache, but nothing works!! My useraccount is domain admin, and I tried turning UAC on and off. Any ideas slh@roesfelddata.dk
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 7:44 AM
  • Fixed my problem by editing the registry. The key 'UseWUServer' had the value '1' (I don't know why 'cause I don't use SUS/WSUS). I changed it to '0', rebooted, and Windows Update worked again.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:46 AM
  • I am getting the same error code (80072EE6) every time I try to use Windows Update .

     I may have deleted a wrong registry file while trying to fix a different problem.

     Where can I find the correct registry entrys for Windows Vista update?

     HELP PLEASE  

    Thursday, March 29, 2007 7:32 AM
  • I tried the steps you have suggested but after that i got error stating "The module MSXML3.dl" was loaded but the call to DllregisterServer failed with error code 0x80070005.

    What next??????

    Friday, April 06, 2007 6:58 AM
  • I get the error message about MSXML3.DLL when I try to debug WinAmp using the MS Debugger. What does this file have to do with Winamp and Live Messenger?


    Paulie
    Sunday, April 29, 2007 12:44 PM
  • I have been facing this issue for days. This solution helped me to fix the issue.

    Thanks.


    Friday, May 18, 2007 4:47 PM
  • We were in the same boat trying to enable windows update.

     

    When in the windows update program. Select change settins. At the very bottom make sure MICROSOFT UPDATES is not selected.

     

    This fixed our windows update and updates are comming in fine now.

    Monday, June 16, 2008 6:46 PM
  • Even though this thread is old, I give a possible solution to the 80072EE6 error code for Windows Update (WSUS) because it is my hope that someone will see this and my "fix" will work for them.

    Step: 1 (Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7)  create a registry update file using the following settings (remove comments and other instructional typing):

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]
    "WUServer"="http://Your WSUS Server" (Example: http://192.168.150.5  Be sure to include the "HTTP://)
    "WUStatusServer"="http://Your WSUS Server"  (This should be a duplicate of the one above)

    "AcceptTrustedPublisherCerts"=dword:00000001
    "ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU] 

    Unless you KNOW what you are doing, leave this section as-is:
    "AUOptions"=dword:00000004
    "AUPowerManagement"=dword:00000001
    "AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:00000001
    "DetectionFrequencyEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "EnableFeaturedSoftware"=dword:00000000
    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000000
    "NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000
    "RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "RebootWarningTimeoutEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:000000f0
    "RescheduleWaitTimeEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:0000001e
    "ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000
    "ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000023
    "UseWUServer"=dword:00000001
    "IncludeRecommendedUpdates"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001
    "NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001

    Merge the file into the rgistry

    Step 2: Create a batch file and copy and paste the following:

    ECHO OFF
    CLS
    REM This prorgam will clear the Windows Update files and folders from the %windrive%\SoftwareDistribution
    REM directory.  Then it will clean the registry of the Windows Update settings and re-apply them.
    REM Once this is done, it will call for the WSUS server to rebuild the Windows Update folder structure.

    ECHO This program will clear the Windows Update Files and Folders.
    ECHO It will reset the Registry entries and re-start the Windows
    ECHO Update by calling the WSUS server for Updates. Once started,
    ECHO DO NOT cancel the program or damage to the Windows OS
    ECHO installation may occur.
    ECHO If you do not want this program to run, press Ctrl-C NOW.
    ECHO Otherwise,
    Pause

    REM This part checks to make sure the SoftwareDistribution folder exists
    REM if it does not exist, the program exits
    IF EXIST %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log GOTO Continue
    Echo The Folder SoftwareDistribution does not exist or is empty. Exiting...
    ping -n 11 127.0.0.1 >NUL
    exit

    REM This part deletes the contents of the "%windrive%\SoftwareDistribution" folder and removes it
    :continue
    c:
    net stop wuauserv
    net stop bits
    ping -n 5 127.0.0.1 >NUL
    rd %systemroot%\softwaredistribution /S /Q


    REM This part removes Registry keys associated with Windows Update
    cd c:\
    if exist %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log del SUSClientReset.log
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v PingID /f  > %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log 2>&1
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v AccountDomainSid /f  >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log 2>&1
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f  >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log 2>&1
    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientIDValidation /f  >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log 2>&1

    REM Windows 7 key

    reg delete "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v LastRestorePointSetTime /f  >> %systemdrive%\SUSClientReset.log 2>&1

    REM This part renames the Windows Update log file
    C:
    cd %systemroot%
    IF EXIST windowsupdate_log.old del windowsupdate_log.old
    ren WindowsUpdate.log WindowsUpdate_log.old

    REM This part restarts windows update services
    net start wuauserv
    net start bits
    goto comp

    :comp
    REM this part runs the Windows Update and rebuilds all folders
    wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow
    wuauclt.exe /reportnow /detectnow

     

    REM this part says GOODBYE
    Exit

    If you use any of the above, you do so at your own risk.  I have successfully run this batch file over 100 times and it works for me.  I suggest that you try this on ONE CLIENT before using it on the rest.  This has completely resolved our problems with clients that shows the dreaded 80072EE6 error code.

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:08 PM
  • If you have recently changed your Hard Disk Drive you may need a new driver.

    This worked for me see: h t t p : / / w w w . r u p e r t . i d . a u / t u t o r i a l s / e r r o r /

    for details.  PS I had to place spaces between each character in the above URL because I can't post links in this form yet.

     

    Monday, June 17, 2013 7:02 AM