Service pack 2 on Windows 2003 server

Posted on 2007-07-29
Last Modified: 2010-03-05

I have problems wpdating the service pack on win 2003 server..I go to the windows update page an on selecting an update mode, I get the option ti Download and Install SP2 but when I click it says Downloading but does not download anything. Earlier there wasa problem on startup when the BITS wouls not start. That was fixed by adding a dependency in the registry.
Question by:ssosw
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          Hi ssosw
    Verify Windows Update Service Settings

        * Click on Start, Run and type the following command in the open box and click OK


        * Find the Automatic Updates service and double-click on it.
        * Click on the Log On Tab and make sure the "Local System Account" is selected as the logon account and the box for "allow service to interact with desktop" is UNCHECKED.
        * Under the Hardware Profile section in the Log On Tab, make sure the service is enabled.
        * On the General Tab, the Startup Type should be Automatic, if not, drop the box down and select Automatic.
        * Under "Service Status" on the General tab, the service should be Started, click the Start button enable it.
        * Repeat the steps above for the service "Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)"
    Re-Register Windows Update DLLs
        * Click on Start, Run, and type CMD and click ok
        * In the black command window type the following command and press Enter
          REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
        * Wait until you receive the "DllRegisterServer in WUAPI.DLL succeeded" message and click OK
        * Repeat the last two steps above for each of the following commands (I know you already did but please repeat again after above)

          REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
          REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
          REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
          REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL

    Remove Corrupted Windows Update Files
        * At the command prompt, type the following command and press Enter
          net stop WuAuServ
        * Still at the command prompt,
          type cd %windir% and press Enter
        * In the opened folder, type the following command and press Enter to rename the SoftwareDistribution Folder
          ren SoftwareDistribution SD_OLD
        * Restart the Windows Update Service by typing the following at the command prompt
          net start WuAuServ
        * type Exit and Press Enter to close the command prompt
    Reboot Windows

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