Microsoft update sites blocked

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by CW_Techie, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. CW_Techie

    CW_Techie Guest

    I have several computer that cannot get to any Microsoft sites, but can surf
    the internet fine. I don't know where to start, so any help is appreciated.
     
    CW_Techie, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. It *sounds* as if there's an issue with the hosts file. Since you're are
    tech, then you know where to locate it and what to look for in it,
    right ? <w>


    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 28, 2007
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  3. CW_Techie

    CW_Techie Guest

    Been there done that. Checked every file in that folder. Compared them to a
    machine that works.

    Here is where it gets weird. If I take the computer offsite, I can get to
    the MS sites.

    Thanks for the reply.

     
    CW_Techie, Mar 28, 2007
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  4. If I take the computer offsite, I can get to
    Sounds like a router issue. Is one involved ?


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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 29, 2007
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  5. CW_Techie

    CW_Techie Guest

    There is a Cisco Pix between us and the internet. Only 30% of my computers
    have this issue.

    I just formatted one of them and the problem came right back.



     
    CW_Techie, Mar 29, 2007
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  6. Would you please post the contents of the WindowsUpdate.log from the
    recently formatted system ? It's in %windir%
    Thanks

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    MowGreen [MVP], Mar 30, 2007
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  7. CW_Techie

    natalie L. Guest

    I have been given a computer recently and cannot get to any Microsoft sites, but can surf the internet fine. I try to download microsoft security essential. please help.thanks

     
    natalie L., May 1, 2011
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  8. CW_Techie

    MowGreen Guest


    You are tacking on to a thread that started in March of *2007* ?

    If the computer was on a business network then it may have updated
    internally from a WSUS server. Check this registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

    If there is a WindowsUpdate subkey of Windows, then BACK UP the entire
    Policies key and then delete all Value Data of WindowsUpdate *only* .

    There should be no Windows subkey present under Policies for a Windows
    system that updates from the Microsoft update servers.

    If that key does not exist then there is either an entry in the hosts
    file (Windows\system32\drivers\etc) or malware present that is
    preventing the computer from establishing contact with the update servers.


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    MowGreen, May 2, 2011
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