Windows Update V5 XP gives error 0x8DDD0002 even though I am an administrator!
Posted on 2004-09-21
To install items from Windows Update, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.
Error number: 0x8DDD0002
I constantly get this error on pretty much all machines in our company even when logged on as administrator. All machines run XP Professional SP1, Office 2000 SP3, Outlook XP SP3, MS Firewall Client, Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition 9.1. All are connected to a domain with a Dell Poweredge 600SC Server running Small Business Server 2000 SP1a (Exchange SP3, ISA FP1 SP2, Win2k SP4).
On my machine I tried to install Windows XP Service Pack 2 to see if this would remedy the problem, but no change.
I can manually go to V4 of Windows Update and this works fine, but not V5 which is the default. It seems from a search on the net that loads of people are experiencing problems with V5!
I have tried all of Microsoft's suggested fixes including checking registry rights, logging on locally as administrator, clearing temporary files, fixing cryptography service, enabling http 1.1 through proxy, disabling firewall client, adding Windows Update to trust sites in Internet Explorer etc etc.
Anything else i've missed ?