Problem with catroot2 folder

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi all,

I am having a problem on a windows 2003 server; windows update doesnot work anymore.

While troubleshooting i came accross several websites which advised to rename the catroot2 folder in system32.
I tried this several times, but problem is i cannot rename nor delete the folder (no access message, although i am administrator).
I am also unable to enter the folder.

tried to 1st stop the cryptographic service and then delete/rename the folder, but doens't work either.

BTW: the windows update error i get is 0x8007f0da ; i am almost sure this has to do with not being able to enter/rename/delete the catroot 2 folder.

Someone any tips ?

thanks in advance!
Question by:global-e
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    You can always boot from the 2003 Server CD into the recovery console and rename the directory from there (or install it onto your server and boot into from the NT Boot menu. To install it, run WINNT32 /CMDCONS from the 2003 Server CD).

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