Windows Automatic Updates Not Working
Posted on 2009-04-24
I manage a small windows network (25) and recently I've noticed that our XP Pro machines no longer receive any Windows Updates notices, even though they are all set up to notify the user when updates are available. When I go to the Windows update website either through the My Computer/Updates link or though a browser I see new critical updates and have NO problem downloading them. I've done a lot of research on this problem and tried a lot of things including removing SP3, editing group policy to make sure CONFIGURE AUTO UPDATES is not configured, editing the Registry to remove *AUOPTIONS and NOAUTOUPDATE and *Disable WIndows Update Access*. Also found several scripts to stop and start the Update services, Reinstall it as well as the BITS. NOTHING WORKING AT this point. At one point last summer I attempted to implement WSUS but aborted the project. Initially this changed some of the registry keys referenced above which prevented any UPDATES from occurring, but editing the registry key took care of the problem, with this exception. Any insight you could give would be greatly appreciated. THANKS.