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Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Max Burke, Aug 29, 2003.

  1. Max Burke

    Max Burke Guest

    Has the Windows Update site software been updated and if so does it
    REALLY requires users to spend *AT LEAST* 1 -2 hours clicking on and
    allowing the download of dozens (I've had to allow well over 40 now) cab
    files ALL with different file numbers?

    The cab files are named like this: Cab?37862.xxxxxxxx (xxxxxx = file
    number)

    Surely if the update software is being updated it should be downloaded
    as ONE FILE and then install once DOWNLOADED....

    Running XP Home with all updates previously installed without any
    problems at all.

    I dont think it's looping because the cab files are different....
     
    Max Burke, Aug 29, 2003
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    Max Burke scribbled:
    PS I given up downloading them for the time being, I've got BETTER
    things to do with my time than just sit here 'authorising' the Windows
    Update site to download and install dozens of cab files....
     
    Max Burke, Aug 29, 2003
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    Max Burke Guest

    Marc Liron scribbled:
    Heres what the Windows Update log shows:

    2003-08-29 22:20:49 10:20:49 Success IUCTL Downloaded
    iuident.cab from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v4/ to C:\Program
    Files\WindowsUpdate\V4
    2003-08-29 22:20:49 10:20:49 Success IUCTL Current
    iuengine.dll version: 5.4.3790.14
    2003-08-29 22:20:49 10:20:49 Success IUCTL Current
    iuctl.dll version: 5.4.3630.2550
    2003-08-29 22:20:49 10:20:49 Success IUCTL IUCtl needs
    update to 5.4.3790.14
    2003-08-29 22:20:49 10:20:49 Success IUENGINE Starting
    2003-08-29 22:20:50 10:20:50 Success IUENGINE Shutting down
    2003-08-29 22:22:31 10:22:31 Success IUCTL Starting
    2003-08-29 22:22:31 10:22:31 Success IUCTL Shutting down

    There are over one hundred entries like this every 30 seconds or so, so
    it would appear it's looping even thought it says it's succesful....
    There's the problem and the solution to this looping.

    I tried approaching it from a different angle:

    Instead of just using
    http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp, I made it
    https://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/en/default.asp and this time
    update said that the certificate for akamai a248.e. was invalid or out
    of date. So I installed that and the update completed and asked to
    reboot as it usually does.
    That fixed it, but doesn't explain why the 'unsecured' http was trying
    to install the cab files.

    The windows update log file shows the *real* succesful install as:

    2003-08-29 22:24:39 10:24:39 Success IUCTL Starting
    2003-08-29 22:24:41 10:24:41 Success IUCTL Downloaded
    iuident.cab from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v4/ to C:\Program
    Files\WindowsUpdate\V4
    2003-08-29 22:24:41 10:24:41 Success IUCTL Current
    iuengine.dll version: 5.4.3790.14
    2003-08-29 22:24:41 10:24:41 Success IUCTL Current
    iuctl.dll version: 5.4.3790.14
    2003-08-29 22:24:41 10:24:41 Success IUENGINE Starting
    2003-08-29 22:24:42 10:24:42 Success IUENGINE Determining
    machine configuration
    2003-08-29 22:24:43 10:24:43 Success IUENGINE Determining
    machine configuration
    2003-08-29 22:25:17 10:25:17 Success IUENGINE Querying
    software update catalog from
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
    2003-08-29 22:25:21 10:25:21 Success IUENGINE Querying
    software update catalog from
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
    2003-08-29 22:25:23 10:25:23 Success IUENGINE Querying
    software update catalog from
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
    2003-08-29 22:26:07 10:26:07 Success IUENGINE Querying
    software update catalog from
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/getmanifest.asp
    2003-08-29 22:26:12 10:26:12 Success IUENGINE Determining
    machine configuration
    2003-08-29 22:26:17 10:26:17 Success IUENGINE Querying
    software update catalog from
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/consumerdrivers/getmanifest.asp


    iuctl.dll and iuengine.dll are now versions 5.4.3790.14 dated 25/08/2003
    And in the above log entry it shows that the https:// url just redirects
    to the http:// url.....
    But anyway it's fixed and updated now, and the scan for updates works as
    it's supposed to do.....
    They had this format:
    CAB?37862.xxxxxx where xxxxxx was a string of numbers that changed for
    each cab file in the install request/certificate popup window....

    Thanks for your prompt response.....

     
    Max Burke, Aug 29, 2003
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    Lucy [MS] Guest

    Hi Max,

    Thanks for posting. We did post new controls yesterday.

    New controls: IUCTL.DLL and IUENGINE.DLL



    XP/2K - From 5.4.3630.2550 to 5.4.3790.14

    98/ME - From 5.4.3630.11 to 5.3.3790.13



    It sounds like you may have been stuck in a loop updating the controls.

    I'm currently investigating why we offered numerous cab files with all
    different file numbers.





    Sorry for the inconvenience.


    Thanks,
    Lucy [MS]


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Lucy [MS], Aug 29, 2003
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    Max Burke Guest

    Lucy [MS] scribbled:
    What made me try using the https 'option' was that these cab files were
    being listed in a popup window that was saying the security certificate
    couldn't be verified or was unsigned, and asked if I wanted to install
    it anyway.
    If I replied no the popup window closed, and the update now button
    appeared for the next 'security certificate' with another popup window
    for the next cab file.
    If I replied yes it then tried to install it but I noticed on the status
    bar that the cab file install failed with an error in the url....
     
    Max Burke, Aug 29, 2003
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