error 0x8007F0F4 when installing update KB944338

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by shawnr, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. shawnr

    Cj,,,,,+ Guest

    to : shawnr,,, and others,,,, if resolving this issue is important,,,,
    and then MS update has problems,,,, because the prior versions of JScript
    and VBScript are not what is expected,,, then downloading and installing
    JScript version 5.7 will resolve the MSupdate issuses,,,

    I know,,,, that MSupdate is now happy,,,, (no problems, with MS update),,

    so,,,, system is working,,,, error condition gone,,,

    thank you,,,, Cj.....+
     
    Cj,,,,,+, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. shawnr

    CurtisGuy Guest

    I am running Windows XP with all the latest updates.

    The reply from Cj,,,,,+ seems to fit the bill. I am going to follow those
    steps tonight when I get home.

    Thanks.
     
    CurtisGuy, Apr 9, 2008
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  3. Thanks Cj.....+ I did as you suggested and now this update does not appear
    when checking updates
     
    HappySmokerUK, Apr 9, 2008
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  4. The point is that you should already have Vbscript.dll and Jscript.dll v5.7
    if IE7 is installed. We're trying to figure out why you all still have/had
    v5.6.
    --
    ~PA Bear

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 9, 2008
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  5. shawnr

    Cj,,,,,+ Guest

    to : PA Bear [MS MVP] and others,,,, back when IE7 was released for
    distribution, the JScript and VBScript were included,,,

    is it possible that when people downloaded and installed other software,,
    eg: VisualBasic that the mods were overlaid,,????,,, I have been using IE7
    and installing all update as released,,,, and until yesterday (04-08-2008)
    had not noticed JScript or VBScript issues,,,, however,,, after downloading
    the JScript v 5.7 release date(08/24/2007) the underlying issues go away,
    with MSupdate,,,

    so,, give some thought, to the workaround,,,,

    again,,,, Thank you,,,, Cj,,,,,+



     
    Cj,,,,,+, Apr 9, 2008
    #25
  6. Hopefully, Eric [MSFT] will be able to make sense of this from the
    windowsupdate.log that you and others sent him.
    --
    ~PA Bear

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 9, 2008
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  7. shawnr

    DAWKCoDave Guest

    I have WinXP SP2 w/ IE7. Vbscript.dll is v 5.6.0.8825 and jscript.dll is v
    5.6.0.8831 (in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32).

    Now what?!

    Dave Kelly
     
    DAWKCoDave, Apr 9, 2008
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  8. shawnr

    DAWKCoDave Guest

    Thanks Cj.....+!

    Downloading JScript v5.7 from the Windows Downloads site worked here too.

    Now, why couldn't that have been the update provided through the Windows
    Update site? (just a rhetorical question)

    Dave Kelly
     
    DAWKCoDave, Apr 9, 2008
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  9. shawnr

    Julea Bell Guest

    I'm unable to download and install KB944338. I go to Windows Update and when viewing my history it shows this update failed.

    I get this when research the update site, but am unable to find anything about it -- error 0x8007F0F4 when installing update KB944338.

    How does one get this update accomplished?

    Thanks
     
    Julea Bell, Apr 10, 2008
    #29
  10. Windows version? IE version?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 10, 2008
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  11. shawnr

    libit Guest

    this update is failing for me too. I've IE 7.0.5730.11 and
    vbscript 5.6.0.8825.
    So it seems that the ie7 update didn't always update vbscript, or something
    else overwrote that with vbscript 5.6 thereafter (visualStudio? )

    What's the mircosoft recommend solution for this issue?
     
    libit, Apr 12, 2008
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  12. shawnr

    Bill S Guest

    I am having the same problem.
     
    Bill S, Apr 12, 2008
    #32
  13. They're still investigating, but at the moment it seems that installing Windows
    Script 5.7 (which you can get at the download center) is the recommendation.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Apr 12, 2008
    #33
  14. Try the same recommended fixes.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 12, 2008
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  15. PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 12, 2008
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  16. shawnr

    libit Guest

    Updating to VBscript 5.7 "solved" for me, in the sense that now the patch is
    not shown as a required anymore.

    However this brings up the following question:
    If this fix doesn't work for people with vbscript 5.6 and is not necessary
    for people with vbscript 5.7, what's its reason to exist, if any at all ????
     
    libit, Apr 13, 2008
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  17. shawnr

    Bravo 3-1 Guest

    PA Bear, I'm having the same problems with IE 7.0.5730.13, and
    vbscript.dll/Jscript.dll 5.6.0.8820. All other updates have been applied. I
    will try the suggested fix after I send the appropriate file to Eric as you
    asked.
     
    Bravo 3-1, Apr 13, 2008
    #37
  18. The patch is intended for systems with neither Internet Explorer 7 nor Windows
    Script 5.7 installed. If neither of these are present, the patch works.

    (The problem occurs when IE7 is present but the Windows Script 5.7 components it
    includes are not; this situation shouldn't happen, and seems to have been
    unanticipated.)

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Apr 13, 2008
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  19. shawnr

    graft Guest

    Wi have the same Problem with over 100 computers in our company.
    Installing Script 5.7 is no solution.. it's only a workaround for a single
    computer.

    MS must fix this Patch!

    Thx
     
    graft, Apr 14, 2008
    #39
  20. shawnr

    Raillon Guest

    While I agree that it would be best for MS to fix its fix, and that
    installing Windows Script 5.7 is a workaround, deploying Windows Script can
    be done through automated deployment tools. An example for SMS 2003, without
    sms_def.mof extended to allow IE version detection through registry key:

    1. Make sure that Software Inventory is set to gather exe details in at
    least C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer.

    2. Make sure that Software Inventory is set to gather dll details in at
    least C:\Windows\System32.

    3. Set up a query-based collection to detect for iexplore.exe (at C:\Program
    Files\Internet Explorer) >= version 7, with jscript.dll or vbscript.dll (at
    C:\Windows\System32) with version < 5.6.0.8355. Here's the Query Language
    code: select distinct SMS_R_System.Name from SMS_R_System inner join
    SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile on SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.ResourceID =
    SMS_R_System.ResourceId where (SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName =
    "jscript.dll" or SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName = "vbscript.dll") and
    SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileVersion < "5.6.0.8835" and
    SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FilePath = "C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\" and
    SMS_R_System.Name in (select SMS_R_System.Name from SMS_R_System inner join
    SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile on SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.ResourceID =
    SMS_R_System.ResourceId where SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileName =
    "iexplore.exe" and SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FileVersion >= "7" and
    SMS_G_System_SoftwareFile.FilePath = "C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\")

    That will show which computers fall into the IE7 vs KB944338 hole. You may
    want to use a separate collection for each affected OS. Then use Software
    Distribution to apply Windows Script 5.7 to all the affected computers by OS.

    One of our techs also has a theory that some 3rd party installs may actually
    downgrade jscript.dll and/or vbscript.dll from 5.7 to 5.6 after an IE7
    install. I haven't yet been able to prove nor disprove this theory. If it's
    true, then I especially would like for MS to fix KB944338's
    detection/deployment logic so I don't have to leave a Windows Script 5.7
    advertisement active in our SMS to cover this hole.
     
    Raillon, Apr 14, 2008
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