Uninstalling Windows Update MSI from a W2K Pro SP4 Machine
Posted on 2005-03-28
I originally had Windows 2000 Pro SP2 machines on my network, so I installed, via Group Policy, the Windows Update MSI from Microsoft. I did this to get SUS working. I have then had SP4 machines introduced into the network and they have automatically tried to installed the MSI but as SP4 comes with Windows Update the installer always failed - not a problem I thought!
As I now only have W2K SP4 machines on the network I decided to remove the Policy which said install the Windows Update. The problem now is that because the MSI never correctly installed, it obviously won't uninstall and I keep getting errors:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10000
The description for Event ID ( 10000 ) in Source ( MsiInstaller ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Product: Microsoft Windows Update Auto Update -- Microsoft Windows Update Auto Update requires Windows 2000 SP2 or Windows XP., (NULL), (NULL), (NULL), (NULL), (NULL), (NULL).
Does anyone have any ideas how I can get out of this mess as I now can't install any other software via Active Directory / Group policy because of this error.