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New 2003 R2 server can't run microsoft update, stuck in refresh loop

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I have to rebuild a legacy 2003 R2 x64 server.  I quickly realized that when you install and run microsoft update it gets stuck in a refresh loop on the microsoft update page checking for updates.  

Lots of other people have run in to this but I can't seem to get any of the proposed solutions to work.  I have tried copying wuweb.dll from a working 2003 R2 box to this one as well as installing IE8 first before doing anything else and the result is the same.  How do I fix this so I can use microsoft update on 2003 R2?
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do you have the service packs installed?  Maybe you could download them manually and install.
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I used 2003 R2 x64 with SP2 media.  There is no SP3 for 2003 R2.  I also tried performing all windows update first and updating Internet Explorer to version 8 however even after that if I click on install microsoft update it installs the plugin but the microsoft update site gets stuck in a refresh loop.
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since this is a rebuild, if you don't have a lot installed, maybe you can start over with the install.  That might be a last resort.

I have had similar issues that resolved themselves by turning on auto updates and waiting for the auto updates to start working.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/ac5602df-8944-49cd-ad47-f821a57d3e03/windows-server-2003-updates-are-not-working?forum=winservergen

also i have used the info on the link above to fix some issues with updates.  I don't know exactly what fixed it for me as i tried multiple things numerous times.  Good luck!!

Something relatively easy to try first would be install the update agent 3.0 (the link above has some info in it about the update agent).
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Just try installing latest windows update agent on server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946928

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Unable to find a solution.  Microsoft updates will not work even after reinstalling windows multiple times.
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unable to find solution.
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