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Windows Update fails on Windows Server 2008 R2 Error 80244018

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  • I trying to do a manual update of the server and received the error code 80244018.  It looks like the server is unable to download the updates.

    I tried to paste the windows update log in here but it was too big.  Even after I emptied it out and ran the update.  I can email it if needs be.

     

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Stephen

    Thursday, September 09, 2010 2:47 PM

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  • Solved...

    It turns out that our Sonicwall content filter blocks https traffic.  These servers had filtered ip addresses.  When a unfiltered ip address was assigned, updates worked.  It did not show in the Sonicwall logs that it was being blocked.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:16 AM
  • The 0x80244018 error code is an HTTP 403 error. If this occurred while trying to download update content, the most likely cause is that something is blocking this machine's ability to access the Internet, download files, or download the specific file type that is required by this update.

    Proxy servers are the most common culprit in this scenario.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2010)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:14 PM
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  • The 0x80244018 error code is an HTTP 403 error. If this occurred while trying to download update content, the most likely cause is that something is blocking this machine's ability to access the Internet, download files, or download the specific file type that is required by this update.

    Proxy servers are the most common culprit in this scenario.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2010)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
    Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:14 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Lawrence,

     

    I am looking at the firewall log files now.   Definitely is a proxy issue.  Thanks for the help.

     

    Stephen

    Thursday, September 09, 2010 4:36 PM
  • Windows Update Error code 80244018018 means your system cannot connect to the Microsoft windows update server. Sometimes firewall can prevent the normal connection between your system and windows update server, the windows Update error 80244018 can be solved after you disable the firewall.

    1. Go to start menu, input “services.msc” in the search blank without quotation and press Enter.

    2. Locate “Background Intelligent Transfer Service”, right click and set the status as “started”.

    3. Located “Windows Update” and set its status as “started”.

    4. Located “Windows Firewall” and “stop” it.

    5. Try again Windows Update online, the problem should be resolved.

    Source from: http://blog.teesupport.com/how-to-guide-fix-windows-update-error-80244018-on-window-7vista/

    Sunday, July 31, 2011 8:06 AM
  • Solved...

    It turns out that our Sonicwall content filter blocks https traffic.  These servers had filtered ip addresses.  When a unfiltered ip address was assigned, updates worked.  It did not show in the Sonicwall logs that it was being blocked.

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:16 AM
  • This was exactly our problem too. Added an exception in the SonicWall for CFS to the server and BAM we have updates :)
    Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:00 AM
  • Hi Eddie,

    we have Sonicwall TZ210- how did you exactly include "update.microsoft.com" on the exception list.? i believe i already did..but i am still having this error...

    thanks

    anthony

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:00 PM
  • Enable CFS exclusion list and add servers IP
    • Edited by Haneesh P Friday, May 10, 2013 11:12 AM
    Friday, May 10, 2013 11:12 AM