0x80072EE2 but no 3rd party firewall and no proxy

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by purefct, Jan 2, 2005.

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    purefct Guest

    I have the 0x80072EE2 when attempting Windows updates and have applied the
    fixes in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;836941 - I
    also disabled the Windows firewall (I don't have anything else on my laptop)
    but I still can't get the updates. I don 't have a proxy server. My problem
    started about two weeks ago and I can't identify a cause from that period. I
    use McAfee 7.0 and keep my DAT current, as well as Lavasoft Adaware which I
    also disabled to see if there was a silent blocking - no help.
    purefct, Jan 2, 2005
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    Taurarian Guest

    Taurarian, Jan 2, 2005
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    purefct Guest

    Thanks for the info, it was very helpful. Ultimately I discovered that since
    I setup Surf control Web Filter on the server and had blocked a suspicious
    site named watson.microsoft.com and two variants such as
    watson296.watson.microsoft.com, and possibly some domains at
    207.46.xxx.xxx, I was blocking the updates. By unblocking them I could
    obtain Win Updates - but I find it odd that these sites are not listed by
    microsoft as part of the Win Updates.
    purefct, Jan 4, 2005
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    Taurarian Guest

    Thanks for posting back, this may assist someone else.
    Taurarian, Jan 5, 2005
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