BITS will not start cannot download updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by tina, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. tina

    tina Guest

    new xp sp2 imaged pc's fail to update, bits will not start get following error

    windows could not start the bits on local computer. service-specific error
    code -2147467243

    event log
    the bits service terminated with service-specific error 2147500053
    tina, Oct 2, 2008
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  2. The errors you posted are "hybrids" of the errors listed in an MSKB
    article. Which leads one to believe that 3rd party software is the most
    likely cause of the issue.
    Is a Norton 'product' installed on the PCs ?

    Suggest you start with the KB article on BITS issues:

    You may receive an error message that contains the "0x8DDD0018" code or
    the "0x80246008" code when you try to download updates from the
    Microsoft Windows Update Web site or from the Microsoft Update Web site

    Start with the steps listed for
    If that doesn't resolve the BITS startup failure, then try the steps for
    XP listed for

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Oct 2, 2008
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  3. tina

    tina Guest

    error 5 solution worked, thank you

    tina, Oct 2, 2008
  4. tina

    tina Guest

    any idea what is casuing the bits problem? no antivirus software installed.
    we run a script for wsus console - AU_Clean_SID.cmd then after that it runs
    an sms client.msi install. we have other pc's that are running the same
    scripts but the problem is not happening on them. thanks.

    tina, Oct 2, 2008
  5. Usually, BITS corruption/errors are caused by security
    software[AVs/firewall-proxy/etc.] It may also occur with security
    configurations that change required access perms. For some PCs to have
    the issue and others not, is odd, Tina.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Oct 3, 2008
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