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Windows 2000 - windows updates failing

I have a windows 2000 server that fails to complete windows updates.  I have researched the error code but have been unable to correct the issue.

In the event logs I am getting an error that points to the wuaueng.dll (1512) and to the file C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution|dataStore\Logs\edb.log

I sseems as though there was a WSUS or SUS server at one time on the network, but is no longer there.  How can I force the server to once again point to windows update site and not look for the WSUS server?

Windows 2000

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vivo123

8/22/2022 - Mon
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vivo123

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It is a domain and the server is a DC.  I looked through the DC policy and domain policy and found nothing.  I have 2 DC's and a number of other servers, but this is the only one with this type of error. Is there anything else I can check? or provide to help find the issue.
vivo123

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Also the error in the event log comes in once a day at the same time

The servers windows update is disable.
McKnife

Hi,
look at the registry keys nevertheless.
Please give more information about what the error log does exactly say about wuaueng and edb.log.
You could as well have a look at c:\wintt\windowsupdate.log
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vivo123

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I will try and get the information later today if not tomorrow and post.  If you think of any other information that may help just let me know
vivo123

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Nothing in the registry.
Here is a clip from the windows update log:
2006-09-10      00:30:19      1512      670      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      00:30:19      1512      670      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      00:30:19      1512      670      Report      WARNING: Reporter failed to upload events with hr = c8000408.
2006-09-10      04:33:03      1512      c48      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      04:33:03      1512      c48      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      04:33:03      1512      c48      Report      WARNING: Reporter failed to upload events with hr = c8000408.
2006-09-10      11:17:17      1512      864      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      11:17:17      1512      864      DnldMgr      FATAL: DM:CAgentDownloadManager::CheckAllCallDownloadStates: GetSession failed with 0xc8000408.
2006-09-10      13:10:58      1512      5b4      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      13:10:58      1512      5b4      DtaStor      FATAL: Failed to initialize datastore, error = 0xC8000408
2006-09-10      13:10:58      1512      5b4      Report      WARNING: Reporter failed to upload events with hr = c8000408.
2006-09-10      15:27:27      1512      5ec      Service      *********
2006-09-10      15:27:27      1512      5ec      Service      **  END  **  Service: Service exit [Exit code = 0x240001]
2006-09-10      15:27:27      1512      5ec      Service      *************
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Misc      ===========  Logging initialized (build: 5.8.0.2469, tz: -0400)  ===========
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Misc        = Process: C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Misc        = Module: C:\WINNT\system32\wuaueng.dll
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Service      *************
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Service      ** START **  Service: Service startup
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Service      *********
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Agent        * WU client version 5.8.0.2469
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Agent        * SusClientId = '989f5cad-9677-4896-81e7-a33759bcef2c'
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Agent        * Base directory: C:\WINNT\SoftwareDistribution
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Agent        * Access type: No proxy
2006-09-10      15:31:15      1516      5f0      Agent        * Network state: Connected
2006-09-10      15:32:03      1516      5f0      DtaStor      WARNING: DS: Database will be reset next time it starts up due to 0xc80004b1
2006-09-10      15:32:03      1516      5f0      DtaStor      WARNING: Forcing re-creation of data store
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      DtaStor      Default service for AU is {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      DtaStor      Default service for AU is {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent      WARNING: Failed to read the service id for re-registration 0x80070002
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent      WARNING: Missing service entry in the backup data store; cleaning up
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent      ***********  Agent: Initializing Windows Update Agent  ***********
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent      ***********  Agent: Initializing global settings cache  ***********
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent        * WSUS server: <NULL>
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent        * WSUS status server: <NULL>
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent        * Target group: (Unassigned Computers)
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      Agent        * Windows Update access disabled: No
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      DnldMgr      Download manager restoring 0 downloads
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      AU      ###########  AU: Initializing Automatic Updates  ###########
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      AU        # AU disabled through User preference
2006-09-10      15:32:05      1516      5f0      AU        # AU is disabled, not initializing any handlers
2006-09-10      15:32:06      1516      b14      Report      Uploading 1 events using cached cookie, reporting URL = http://stats.update.microsoft.com/ReportingWebService/ReportingWebService.asmx
2006-09-10      15:32:06      1516      b14      Report      Reporter successfully uploaded 1 events.
McKnife

Log offers no clues.
Still to do:
Please cite the exact error messages and maybe export the registry key that I mentioned earlier and print it here.
Furthermore, check for the following registry entry: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/regentry/92848.mspx
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vivo123

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Strange enough, todays the updates worked.  I had resolved a hardware issue I was having and then rebooted the server.  Later during my troubleshooting, I tried the windows update and it work.  Thanks for your assistance, I am going to keep an eye on the logs just in case it comes back.

In the past I have rebooted and many other fixes with no luck, then today.  strange but good