Windows Updates will not install
Posted on 2006-07-15
We have some 15+ Windows 2003 servers. They all have different applications and services running. We've never had a problem with Windows Updates before, but in the last few days Microsoft has released 4-5 updates. They are not installing on our 2003 Servers.
I have tried everything I can think of:
- Installed through the Windows Update website
- Installed through the icon in the tray
- Closed all programs and installed
- Rebooted many times
- Installed one at a time
Nothing works. It keeps saying "Unable to successfully be installed."
Here's the funny thing: some servers do install some updates, others install none of them. There is no correlation between what updates install and where. The sheer majority of updates are not installing.
Also, all of our XP machines install the updates just fine.
Here is a list of updates that, for the most part, are not installing:
FYI: I am logged into the console as Administrator. There are no other users on the machine (in fact, no other users exist except Administrator. Administrator, obviously, has full privledges all around)
One more thing: I see nowhere where I've even got an error number or an error described in any way (or I'd have searched for them). On the WU website, it just tells me it failed and suggests I reboot and try again. No error numbers anywhere.