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XPSP3 - Automatic Updates service permissions say DENY - how can I get back to allow?

Posted on 2013-10-29
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Earlier today, I set the permissions for the Automatic Updates service (wuauserv) to DENY. I've tried:

regsvc32.dll command lines in safe mode
Multiple user accounts

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Question by:triphen
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by:triphen
ID: 39610204
Thinking about using SubInACL to grant full permissions to admin.
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by:Davis McCarn
ID: 39611348
How did you set the permissions to deny, exactly?
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by:Lionel MM
Lionel MM earned 500 total points
ID: 39611380
try this--I use it from time to time when windows updates fail--copy to a batch file and run

@echo off
Net Send * You are about to permissions
pause

secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

secedit.exe /analyze /db C:\WINDOWS\sectest.db /cfg C:\WINDOWS\inf\defltwk.inf /log C:\WINDOWS\security\logs\secanalyze.log

secedit.exe /configure /db C:\WINDOWS\sectest.db /cfg C:\WINDOWS\inf\defltwk.inf /log C:\WINDOWS\security\logs\secrepair.log

cipher /A /D c:\windows\system32\catroot\*.*

cipher /A /D C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\*.*

Subinacl /service wuauserv /sddl=D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

Sc sdset wuauserv D:(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;SY)(A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;BA)(A;;CCLCSWLOCRRC;;;AU)(A;;CCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRRC;;;PU)

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f

subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f

 subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f

subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f

@Echo =========================
@Echo Finished.
@Echo =========================
@pause
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by:triphen
ID: 39612441
To Davis: Process explorer>svchost process properties>services>permissions>deny
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by:triphen
ID: 39612444
Lionel: your script ran and now I am waiting for Microsoft Update to check for updates.
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by:triphen
ID: 39614618
Unfortunately, MS Update hung at Checking for Updates... overnight. Tried to restart it this morning, got the same error.
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Lionel MM earned 500 total points
ID: 39616389
Try this--I have had some success but not always
http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/
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by:triphen
ID: 39628529
Ended up unregistering the windows update .dll.
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