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Windows Server 2008 update error 80244018

I just installed my first version of Windows Server 2008 on new hardware.  I setup access to the internet and can browse but can't install WindowsUpdates.  I receive the above error.  I've added MIcrosoft to my trusted sites.   It's hard to believe something as basic as this doesn't work.  Am I missing something?

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djstewartnc

8/22/2022 - Mon
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ddenne

Thanks for the suggestion KENNETHFINE.  You were correct.  Microsoft responded promptly.

The issue ended up being a setting on the Sonicwall firewall that was blocking access.  A MIcrosoft tech showed me how to view the windowsupdate.log to see which address was being blocked.  When we plugged that address into the browser, the Sonicwall warning popped up.

Thanks, Dan
djstewartnc

I have read soooo many different articles concerning the Microsoft Update error. We were having the same issue since implementing Content Filtering on our Sonic Wall. I tried excluding the three addresses suggested by Microsoft to no avail. Then, to my chagrin, my boss (of all people) suggested I look at what category the site is falling in. It would be the Freeware/Software Downloads category. I considered the minimal risk of unblocking this category and determined it to be acceptable. We have enough safeguards to prevent a major crisis if we un-check this category. We did, and guess what ... our updates run now.
Glad to get this behind us.
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