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Error number: 0x800A0046 when running Windows Update with XP

Successfully upgraded corporate laptop from Win2K to XP.
Trying to use Windows Update gives me error [Error number: 0x800A0046].

Already tried dropping from domain to run Windows Update; no success.

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bga123
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tim_quiCommented:
Autopatcher (A single exe that includes all released updates and install all at once.

It’s a FREE and wonderful tool to update your OS. It also includes some powerful utilities. It also increases performance and capability of the system.

Website:- http://www.autopatcher.com/

Download:-
Windows 2000
Method 2: Set the Security Descriptor
1.     Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
2.     Type sc sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU), and then press ENTER.

You will receive a "Success" message.
3.     Type Exit to close the command prompt.
4.     Try Windows Update again.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883821


ftp://ftp.teol.net:21/updates/ap/AutoPatcher_2000_Jan06_ENU_Update.exe
ftp://ftp.teol.net:21/updates/ap/AutoPatcher_2000_Dec05_ENU_Full.exe

Windows XP
http://download.softpedia.com/software/os_enhance/AutoPatcher_XP_Feb2006_Beta_Full.exe
http://autopatcher.dfwservers.net/AutoPatcher_XP_Dec05_ENU_Full.exe (TESTED OK)

IE October Update Affect ActiveX.  Run this fix.
http://patch-info.de/IE/Downloads/OLEfix.zip 

IE December Security Update - Odd Behavior
http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/12/16/504864.aspx

ActiveX Control not load as expected in Internet Explorer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909889/
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tim_quiCommented:
Try this one first, my previous post is a jumble... :)

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883821

Method 2: Set the Security Descriptor
1.     Click Start, click Run, type cmd, and then click OK.
2.     Type sc sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU), and then press ENTER.

You will receive a "Success" message.
3.     Type Exit to close the command prompt.
4.     Try Windows Update again.
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MagnumVPCommented:
Check out this site.  It has three resolutions to your exact issue.

http://www.updatexp.com/0x800a0046.html

You also might want to run 'gpupdate /force' to verify that the GP settings are not effecting it.
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bga123Author Commented:
I wanted to add some notes. While Tim's answer didn't work it helped put me on track to the right solution. I am documenting below for the record.


Change the DCOM permission by the steps below.

1. At a command prompt, type the following command to open the Distributed COM Configuration Properties:
   "dcomcnfg.exe" (without the quotation marks)

2. Expand Component Services/Computers

3. Right click on My Computer and select Properties.

4. From Properties, select the Default COM Security tab.

5. Under Access Permissions click on "Edit Default"

6. Add the Administrators account or your account, set "Access Permission"  to "Allow".

7. Apply the changes and reboot the machine.
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tim_quiCommented:
bqa123,

glad I helped get you pointed in the right direction, thankQ... :)
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