I have a client with several desktops (All Windows 7 Pro running in a domain), all displaying the same symptom: Windows update will not run.
When I run it, it tells me to check for updates. When I check for updates, I get an error saying Windows cannot update because the service is not running, and that I may need to restart the computer. I checked the Windows Update Service and it says it is running. After a restart I get the same results. I tried a system restore, but that made no difference. I also tried stopping the service and restarting a machine. Still the same results.
I'm attaching a screen shot of the error message after I have checked for updates.
Anyone have an idea how to resolve this?