Problem with Windows Updates on 2003 Server

Posted on 2010-01-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a Windows 2003 server that has two updates it has downloaded but will not install (each time they fail with utterly useless explanations).  I want to try downloading them again in case the install files are corrupted, but each time I go to Windows Update it sees them already there and will not download them again.  (These updates appear to only be available through Windows update.)  Is there a way to erase them off of the server such that I can download them fresh?  If so then how?


Question by:cns13
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    Expert Comment

    Uncheck in the updates files list and proceed for next it shows a prompt that are not going to install click ok and download the files from the Microsoft site and install the same

    Author Comment

    Hi Sudhakaral,

    I guess I'm not following you.  I can go through custom, which allows me to uncheck the two updates, but then there's not next button.  If I go to Review and Install Updates with neither of the two checked it just tells me I have no updates to install.

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    Accepted Solution

    Go in the %windir%\Software Distribution\Download  and delete all the folders

    the launch windowsupdate again

    this is the way to re-download the updates.


    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks.  That did it.


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