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Windows Update shows no updates available

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  • This is really meant to be a continuation of http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsserver2008r2general/thread/224f9210-b855-4c0c-a02c-a2026d5edfb0, but it appears locked so I can not add to that discussion.

    Have the same symptoms (fresh build - W2K8 R2 Enterprise on two seperate boxes), except I have not been able to identify and error code..  I have taken each of the steps outline in the referenced thread (i.e. delete download, then delete software distribution, then restart in via msconfig).

    Has this symptom been addressed / fixed anywhere?  I did not see anywhere in related articles where it had.  I have an MPSReports.cab file available if this is of help.

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:36 PM

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  • Thanks for all the replies.  They did bring me to a solution, but I am rather embarrassed by the source of the problem.

    I unknowingly built this box with RTM media, and unfortunately the in-place upgrade to non-RTM was not successful.  A complete rebuild of the OS has provided full functionality.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 1:58 PM

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  • Has the system update readiness tool been run without error?

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14668

     

     

     

     


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 12:24 AM
  • The 2nd from the bottom download from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-the-System-Update-Readiness-Tool says it is not applicable to my W2K8 R2 Enterprise w/ SP1 system.  I reference this whole list to show I looked for an appropriate one.

    I also searched for an applicable standalone SP2 that I might be able to apply to the system to see if I could force an update that way to end the block.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:36 AM
  • Hello,

    try proceesing like that:

    • Run chkdsk /r /f and sfc /scannow
    • Download and install System Update Readiness tool for your OS: Choose the appropriate one
    • Reset Windows Update components
    • Disable all security softwares

    Once done, check again.

    Please also make sure that there is no firewall blocking updates traffic.

    If none helped, consider performing an in-place upgrade.

     


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 7:19 AM
  • Hi,

     

    In addition to the above troubleshooting suggestions, you may also try the following solutions:

     

    1.    Disable Windows Update service, rename the folder %windir%\SoftwareDistribution and restart the Windows Update service.

    2.    Perform an In-Place upgrade to repair the whole system.

     

    Regards,


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:58 PM
  • I am working through Mr X's suggestions as we speak, but as I mentioned in my last reply, none of the available System Update Readyness tool versions have worked on my current system.  Mr X, would you like to eloberate on your "Reset Windows Update components" suggestion?

    Arthur Li, I did the disable / rename / start process suggested in the 1st thread I referenced.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011 3:36 PM
  • To reset Windows Update Components: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

     


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    Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:21 PM
  • Thanks for all the replies.  They did bring me to a solution, but I am rather embarrassed by the source of the problem.

    I unknowingly built this box with RTM media, and unfortunately the in-place upgrade to non-RTM was not successful.  A complete rebuild of the OS has provided full functionality.

    Friday, September 30, 2011 1:58 PM