We are having issues with our machines receiving their Windows Updates. In September we deployed Windows XP SP3 on about 80% of our machines. Since then WMI has been failing on those machines running SP3 causing both BITS and WUAUServ to fail as well. Our machines are old. They are Gateway E6000's and were purchased I believe in 2003. Microsoft sent us a fix which works but, once the systems are rebooted they fail again. The fix from Microsoft was the following script
Net Stop WinMgmt /y
sc sdset winmgmt "D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)
Net Start WinMgmt
Currently we have been using LANDesk to run a scheduled task which applies this script but this is an imperfect solution at best.
How can we permanently remedy this problem?