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Behind a firewall Windows 2000 product registration does not work.

Which outward/inward ports must be opened so that windows 2000 can register itself?

Automatic updates seem not to work unless the product is registered. :~(
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by:Pete Long
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Hi inthedark,
As Far as Im aware just Port 80, what error message are you getting.

Cheers!
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Rob Stone earned 1000 total points
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You don't need to register to get automatic updates working on 2000.  

Make sure there isn't a GPO set to prevent it from happening:
Run gpedit.msc locally or check a GPO at OU level isn't causing the problem.
User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Start Menu & Taskbar > Disable and remove links to Windows Update (Enabled/Disabled)

You will get access denied because of a local policy or something along that line if the above is in use.

You also need to be a local administrator of the machine to run the update.

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by:inthedark
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These entries were showing "Not Configured"....thanks I will check this out.
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by:jhance
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Note that "not configured" means "no policy".  So the operation is PERMITTED by default.

I also don't follow your "Windows 2000 Product Registration" need here. Windows 2000 NEED NOT be registered in any way.

1) What are you REALLY trying to do?
2) What ERROR MESSAGE (specifically) are you seeing?

Automatic updates happen over HTTP via port 80.  So if your Internet Explorer works on outside web site, Windows Update should work also.

Have you checked your FIREWALL or PROXY settings (if any) to make sure that this sort of thing is not blocked?
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by:inthedark
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The system is a brand new HP which came with the OS installed already.


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by:inthedark
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Strange........at least the manual updates are now working.  I changed the IE settings from automatic to to check for a new version "Every Visit" to a site.
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by:inthedark
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Although the problem turned out to be an IE setting I awarded points to Stoner79 to get the question cleared.
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