Problems with failed WSUS Updates


  I have some servers that are failing to get Windows Updates installed automatically. They fail daily. However, if I run the updates manually they work. I have tried deleting the contents of the Software Distribution folder and rebooting the machine; but that did not work.

  I am getting the error WARNING: Download failed, error = 0x80244019 in the Windows Updates.log.

  Any suggestions are greatly appreicated.
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Run Wsusutil reset on the WSUS server so that it redownloads any corrupt files.

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Aside from deleting the Software Distribution folder you could try these steps:

Save these 2 as batch files and run on the affected machines:

@echo off
Echo 1.    Stops the wuauserv service
Echo 2.    Deletes the AccountDomainSid registry key (if it exists)
Echo 3.    Deletes the PingID registry key (if it exists)
Echo 4.    Deletes the SusClientId registry key (if it exists)
Echo 5.    Restarts the wuauserv service
Echo 6.    Resets the Authorization Cookie
Echo 7.    More information on
@echo on
net stop wuauserv
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v AccountDomainSid /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v PingID /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate" /v SusClientId /f
net start wuauserv
wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow

2nd batch script below re-registers .DLLs

%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\atl.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\jscript.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\msxml3.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\softpub.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wuapi.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wuaueng.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wuaueng1.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wucltui.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wups.dll
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wups2.dll  
%windir%\system32\regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\wuweb.dll
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:

0x80244019  is not a Duplicate SID issue or files registered problem.

It's either the URL that the client is pointing to is wrong or the files are missing/corrupt on the WSUS server itself.
Also, did you try the Microsoft Fix It Now of the affected machine(s)?
afro4cbossAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the input everyone
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