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?