Fix - Updates fail to install on XPHome > Pro Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Les Connor [SBS MVP], Aug 3, 2007.

  1. I have just installed a new SBS J.

    But the workstations had to be either bananna'd or upgraded from home to
    pro. They were all fairly current with SP2, and updates, but the upgrade
    even with XPP SP2 media trashed that of course.

    The upgraded workstations wouldn't update - they detected, downloaded,but
    installation failed. Same behavior with both WSUS and MU.

    The fix was to:

    download WindowsXP-kb827891-v3-x86-enu.exe and windowsupdateagent30-86.exe

    Run the first file, restart.

    Run the second file with the /wuforce switch (otherwise it will say no need
    to install).

    Hope it helps someone else not spend hours on this.
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Aug 3, 2007
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  2. typo (thanks Susan).

    I tossed the KB's, and only have the file names.

    WindowsXP-KB927891-v3-x86-ENU.exe (and restart)

    WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe /force
    Les Connor [SBS MVP], Aug 3, 2007
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