Question about starting/stopping Windows Update in TS. RRS feed

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  • I have a few commands to clear out the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder.

    net stop "windows update"
    cmd /c rmdir /Q /S c:\windows\softwaredistribution
    net start "windows update"

    Those are the three steps I have in my TS. It runs and allows Windows Updates to run as administrator.
    It worked all days Friday and yesterday. Today, when running Updates as admin from the desktop manually, it now fails
    with the same error we've always gotten: 0x80240437

    Apparently, there is something in that folder that some policy must not like.

    For now, as a fix, we sign on as ourselves, run the updates, then delete our reg entry and profile folder.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 3:56 PM