"Administrator only" on Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Holy, Sep 11, 2003.

  1. Holy

    Holy Guest

    can't download any updates or patches because i get
    the "administrator only" error message. i'm running
    Windows 2000. anyone got a clue, short of re-installing
    the whole system?
     
    Holy, Sep 11, 2003
    #1
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  2. Holy

    Nicholas Guest

    This issue indicates a problem accessing a resource and may not indicate a lack of administrative privileges. One of the resolutions below may help.

    To resolve this issue, follow these steps:

    1. Click "Start," and then click "Run."
    2. In the Open box, type regedit and then click "OK."
    3. Locate and select the following registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate
    4. click "Edit," and then click "Permissions."
    5. Click "Add," and then type "Everyone" in the
    dialog box that appears.
    6. Click "Check Names," and then click "OK."
    7. Select "Everyone" in the "Group or user names" list.
    8. Under Permissions for "Everyone," select the "Full Control" check box
    in the "Allow" column. Note that the "Read" check box in the "Allow" column is now also selected.
    9. Select each user, in turn, in the "Group or user names" list, and then verify
    that no check boxes are selected in the "Deny" column. Clear any check boxes that are selected in the "Deny" column.
    10. Click "Advanced," and then select the "Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects" check
    box, and then click "OK."
    11. Click "Yes" if you are prompted for confirmation.

    NOTE: You should also check the firewall and the proxy server settings and
    configurations, or ask the appropriate administrator to do so.

    You can work around this issue by adding the following to the exceptions list in the Internet

    Options Proxy Settings:

    Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    V4.Windowsupdate.microsoft.com
    Download.Windowsupdate.com

    To access the Exceptions settings.
    1. Open Internet Explorer
    2. Click "Tools," and then click "Internet Options."
    3. Click "Connections," and then click "LAN Settings."
    4. Click "Advanced" and add windowsupdate.microsoft.com to the exceptions list.

    .. Open Internet Explorer, click "Tools" and then click "Internet Options."
    2. Click "Advanced".
    3. Scroll down until you see "Use HTTP 1.1 through Proxy Connections," and then select the
    check box.
    4. Click "OK."
    5. Close and restart Internet Explorer. You should now be able to connect to Windows Update.

    Rename the subdirectory C:Windows\System32\Catroot2 to C:Windows\System32\Catroot2temp\.
    Restart the computer and then try to run Windows Update.


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    Nicholas

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    | can't download any updates or patches because i get
    | the "administrator only" error message. i'm running
    | Windows 2000. anyone got a clue, short of re-installing
    | the whole system?
     
    Nicholas, Sep 11, 2003
    #2
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