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Windows Update Failing on error 80072EFE RRS feed

  • Question

  • Windows Server 2003 Automatic Updates (and manual too) failing on error 0x80072EFE.  The error seems to have something to do with proxy, but we're configured for direct access.  Any thoughts?
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 11:20 AM

Answers

  • Sorry but this forum is for supporting SCCM software updates only.



    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 1:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi k2ps,

    Not only proxy setting may cause the error code, not also accelerator/anti-virus programs or sometings related to internet. Hope the following KB can help you.

    You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/836941

    Thanks.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 9:09 AM

All replies

  • Sorry but this forum is for supporting SCCM software updates only.



    John Marcum | http://www.TrueSec.com/en/Training.htm | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 1:08 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi k2ps,

    Not only proxy setting may cause the error code, not also accelerator/anti-virus programs or sometings related to internet. Hope the following KB can help you.

    You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/836941

    Thanks.
    Monday, March 15, 2010 9:09 AM
  • k2ps,

    If you still have this problem and need the answer, then try running the tdssrootkill tool referenced in this thread (abuadnan's post).   It may not matter what system you have - the shared symptom accross many platforms is not being able to download updates.....

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistaie/thread/0ce7c1e6-7ef2-48e1-b7c9-c8f1e97c71d5

    Here is the direct link.....

    http://support.kaspersky.com/downloads/utils/tdsskiller.exe

    It gets rid of a nasty trojan that many virus detectors dont detect (like mine!).   The trojan causes more problems than just not being able to get updates.

    Read the comments of the happy campers in that thread (bottom half) who ran that great program - its free and only takes 5 min. 

    Spread the word if it worked for you too.   This is not getting the credit it deserves, and the result of that is alot of wasted time going around the problem through complex windows settings that dont remedy the trojan.   Those non answers are being credited for solving the problems.
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:37 AM