We have two servers that started generating the following error today:
Error Message: Failed extract of third-party root list from auto update cab at: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab
> with error: The data is invalid.
Additionally, we found that we were unable to access the WindowsUpdate site from these same two servers. When we browse to the site, we receive error code 0x800700DE.
We've modified the trusted sites list, rebooted the servers, started BITS, and disabled Symantec Endpoint Protection. For one of the servers, the reboot allowed access briefly. The "failed extract" messages seem to have stopped on that server, but we're again unable to access WindowsUpdate without the subject error.
We've searched for info on the error code, but haven't found anything and we searched the EE knowledgebase, but didn't find anything.
Both servers are running 32-bit Win2K3 SP2 and IE8. We have ~25 servers in our environment and these are the only two having the issue.