Can't get into the WindowsUpdate Chat -- MVP please ask!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Steve Maser, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest

    If anybody is reading this who *can* get into the Chat (I've been
    trying for 15 minutes starting at 1:00 p.m. EST), please ask:


    We have a Windows XP load set. We had it previously set to "download
    and notify" the updates. Said load set had *all* Windows updates
    (including the "optional" updates) from "Windows Update". This worked
    fine.

    We updated this to SP2 when it was available and left the new
    "automatically update at 3:00 a.m." setting on.


    Last week, when the two .NET updates were visible in the "high
    priority" section of Windows Update, we assumed they would
    automatically download and install at 3:00 a.m.


    They have not.

    We *can* manually download and install them. So WinUpdate v.5 *is*
    working.

    But the "automatic" seems not to be working.

    Nobody in the University of Michigan community seems to have these
    updates automatically installing so...

    1) Why are these updates not installing "automatically"

    2) Were they put in the wrong category and should be "optional" -- and
    that's what's going on here?

    3) Something else? (IE, SP2/WinUpdate v.5 is "broken"?)


    If somebody could ask this who *can* get into the Chat, it would be
    appreciated!

    - Steve
     
    Steve Maser, Sep 10, 2004
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  2. Hi

    Take a look in %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\ReportingEvents.log for a
    history listing (note that the text goes pretty far out to the right).

    (%windir% is typically C:\Windows)


    Do you have any activity in that log file?
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Sep 11, 2004
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  3. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest


    Lots of activity.

    But nothing indicating that the .NET updates should be installed.


    but rather than ask me this question, answer one for me...


    Did *YOU* get the two .NET updates to automatically install after you
    installed SP2?

    - Steve
     
    Steve Maser, Sep 13, 2004
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  4. Hi

    No, because I don't use Automatic Updates.
     
    Torgeir Bakken \(MVP\), Sep 13, 2004
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  5. Steve Maser

    Steve Maser Guest

    Hi

    Well -- and I'm not meaning to be rude -- then your response wasn't
    terribly helpful here.


    *Should* everything in the "high priority" section of Windows Update
    automatically update?

    If not, then why are the .NET updates listed in "high priority"?

    (This is -- by no means -- limited to one computer. I've checked
    across campus and it's the exact same behavior all around...)

    - Steve
     
    Steve Maser, Sep 13, 2004
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