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Windows Update Error 0x800A0046

Posted on 2008-09-29
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Hi Everyone,

I know that this is one of the most common error in Windows Updates,

My Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller cannot perform Windows Updates and returning error code: 0x800A0046

I did the research from the MS KB article and also on this forum.

when I tried to execute the script attached below,

it failed as well with Access Denied Error ?

any other idea or suggestion please ?

thanks.
sc sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU) 

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first thing I always do on a windows update problem is register the dll files again

Make sure internet explorer is closed then run each line;

REGSVR32 ATL.DLL
REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL
REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL
REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL
REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL
REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL
REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL

This is not exact for your problem but it may help.

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Can you give the EXACT error when it says "Access Denied Error"

This is what I am thinking:
You may have a third party software that is preventing you from running OS intrusive files on the server.

I know that some AV software may do this and Internet Explorer Enhanced security does this as well.

If you are getting access denied for MSI or exe files, and then getting access denied when trying to run a sript, this might be your problem
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by:jjoz
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ebjers,

I've made the batch script to re-register those DLLs that you've suggested as i attached below, however

I got this error message:

DllRegisterServer in WUAUENG.DLL failed.
Return code was: 0x80070005


any idea on that please ?


to ChiefIT,

i don't use any AV software on my Windows Server.

thanks to all for the comment so far.


REGSVR32 ATL.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 MSXML3.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUAPI.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUAUENG.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUAUENG1.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUPS2.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUCLTUI.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUPS.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 WUWEB.DLL

pause

REGSVR32 JSCRIPT.DLL

pause

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by:Erik Bjers
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You may have a corrupt WUAUEG.DLL file.

Do you have another computer with the same OS you can copy the DLL file from?

Or you can try system file checker http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310747

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Also since you mentioned that you have no AV on your server (BAD IDEA) you may be infected.  Use one of the free online AV scanners, kaspersky.com has a good one, and make sure you don't have a virus.

You should install AV ASAP.

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ebjers,

it failed :-|

i tried to run sfc.exe but it got error that said I need to be administrator, strange ??
I'm logging on as Domain Administrator into the domain controller but get that error ?
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OK I did a little reading and it looks like sometimes accounts with administrator rights will not work but you have to be logged in as Administrator


If you disabled or renamed the default Administrator for the domain you will need to put it back to administrator and enable it.  If that still does not work reboot and press F8 and select Directory Restore Mode.  This will allow you to log in as the local Administrator assuming you remember what the password was set to.

Also have you tried an online AV scan, I still think this may be caused by a virus

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by:Erik Bjers
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Let me correct my last statement, Only the original Administrator account can run SFC (according to some research on the web)

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well this is the domain controller :-| therefore, the local admin account cannot be accessed.

I'll try to copy the correct WUAUENG.DLL from other server and re-register it.
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it failed :(

DllRegisterServer in wuaueng.dll failed.
Return code was: 0x80070005

(-_-)" I've copy pasted this file from the Windows Server 2003 that is OK but it doesn't work too :(
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The local admin account does still exist, you have to reboot in to directory restore mode to access it
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