Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by MMurphy, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. MMurphy

    MMurphy Guest

    Running Windows XP SP3 attempting Windows Update.
    Attempted to use the information in the below thread, however, I am not
    having any success. I have attempted reinstalling the Update agent,
    restarting computer and still receiving the same error. Part of the tread
    was a little too technical and I was getting lost.
     
    MMurphy, Dec 11, 2009
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    paperbender Guest

    I am having the same problem.
    I will wait, because it's not on my end.
     
    paperbender, Dec 11, 2009
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  3. Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
    It sure is on Microsoft's side this time.

    peter
     
    Peter Gründler, Dec 11, 2009
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  4. MMurphy

    Jeff Guest

    I'm encouintering the same problem as well. I haven't changed my system so I
    don't know what's causing this.
     
    Jeff, Dec 11, 2009
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  5. MMurphy

    Grinch Guest

    This has been going on for about two hours. It is connected with the ActiveX
    MUWebControl.
     
    Grinch, Dec 11, 2009
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    JStagno Guest

    I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all experiencing
    the issue...
     
    JStagno, Dec 11, 2009
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  7. MMurphy

    Huse Guest

    Logon to Windows with username:Administrator
    Then go to update website, it should work
     
    Huse, Dec 11, 2009
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    Joel K. Guest

    You suggested solution didn't work for me.

     
    Joel K., Dec 11, 2009
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  9. Thomas Heikkila, Dec 11, 2009
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    Ron Hinds Guest

    Ron Hinds, Dec 11, 2009
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    Ian M Guest

    Ian M, Dec 11, 2009
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    Dippy Guest

    Ian - Some of us can't install IE8 to begin with. If it was related to IE8
    only, that would be great and your post would be helpful. Unfortunately it's
    plaguing IE6, 7 and 8. We're glad it worked for you, congrats, but that's
    not a solution that can be applied to all scenarios.

    Thomas - Thank you. I haven't tested the downloads out yet, but at least
    it's a step in the right direction. Do you have a URL where Microsoft says
    what the problem is? It would be nice if they put word out about it, until
    then I can spread the word to my peers via email.
     
    Dippy, Dec 11, 2009
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  13. This was caused by a bad DNS record that prevented older clients from being
    able to resolve to the correct address to SelfUpdate ( Upgrade to the
    latest Update client. )
    This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS
    servers.
    The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is
    why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
    The links to the latest clients are at:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

    -Eddie
     
    Eddie Bowers [MSFT], Dec 12, 2009
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    FoundAnswer Guest

    I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install. I
    turned off my firewall and antivirus temporary and the update worked.
     
    FoundAnswer, Dec 12, 2009
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    David Stever Guest

    Thanks a ton! I got the error this afternoon, and yours is the first advise I've seen that actually worked, and fixed the problem.



    Thomas Heikkila wrote:

    This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with
    11-Dec-09

    This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with the
    problem. The work around for now is to download one of the following updates
    and run it.

    32-Bit
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/w...one/7.4.7600.226/windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe

    64-Bit
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/w...one/7.4.7600.226/windowsupdateagent30-x64.exe


    :

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied
    Running Windows XP SP3 attempting Windows Update.
    Attempted to use the information in the below thread, however, I am not
    having any success. I have attempted reinstalling the Update agent,
    restarting computer and still receiving the same error. Part of the tread
    was a little too technical and I was getting lost.

    :I am having the same problem.
    :


    I am having the same problem.
    I will wait, because it is not on my end.

    paperbender schrieb:Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
    paperbender schrieb:

    Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
    It sure is on Microsoft's side this time.

    peter

    I am encouintering the same problem as well.
    I am encouintering the same problem as well. I have not changed my system so I
    do not know what is causing this.

    This has been going on for about two hours.
    This has been going on for about two hours. It is connected with the ActiveX
    MUWebControl.

    I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all
    I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all experiencing
    the issue...

    :

    Logon to Windows with username:AdministratorThen go to update website, it
    Logon to Windows with username:Administrator
    Then go to update website, it should work

    :

    You suggested solution did not work for me."Huse" wrote:
    You suggested solution did not work for me.

    :

    This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with
    This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with the
    problem. The work around for now is to download one of the following updates
    and run it.

    32-Bit
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/w...one/7.4.7600.226/windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe

    64-Bit
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/w...one/7.4.7600.226/windowsupdateagent30-x64.exe


    :

    That worked! Thanks!
    That worked! Thanks!

    Just reloaded IE8, all now OK--Ian M"Thomas Heikkila" wrote:
    Just reloaded IE8, all now OK
    --
    Ian M


    :

    Ian - Some of us cannot install IE8 to begin with.
    Ian - Some of us cannot install IE8 to begin with. If it was related to IE8
    only, that would be great and your post would be helpful. Unfortunately it is
    plaguing IE6, 7 and 8. We're glad it worked for you, congrats, but that is
    not a solution that can be applied to all scenarios.

    Thomas - Thank you. I have not tested the downloads out yet, but at least
    it is a step in the right direction. Do you have a URL where Microsoft says
    what the problem is? It would be nice if they put word out about it, until
    then I can spread the word to my peers via email.

    :

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    This was caused by a bad DNS record that prevented older clients from being
    able to resolve to the correct address to SelfUpdate ( Upgrade to the
    latest Update client. )
    This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS
    servers.
    The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is
    why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
    The links to the latest clients are at:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

    -Eddie
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    \viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 This was caused by a bad DNS record that prevented older clients from being able to resolve to the correct address to SelfUpdate ( Upgrade to the latest Update client. )
    \par This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS servers.
    \par The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
    \par The links to the latest clients are at:
    \par http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
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    \par -Eddie
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    I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install.
    I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install. I
    turned off my firewall and antivirus temporary and the update worked.

    :


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    David Stever, Jan 20, 2010
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    I know this is an old thread but I wanted to chime in because the solution here did not help me.


    I had this error on SBS 2003. When installing the Windows Update 3.0 Client it would fail with install failed 0x80070020 error. This is also the error code I would receive at the Windows Updates site when trying to scan for updates. Examining the WindowsUpdate.log file in C:\WINDOWS showed this recent error- Error 0x80070020 preparing file C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll



    I renamed C:\Windows\System32\wups2.dll to wups2.dll.old then copied wups2.dll from a different 2003 server to C:\Windows\System32 and went back to Windows Update site and everything was working.



    I hope this can be of use to someone in the future!


    Mike
     
    techmi27, Aug 26, 2011
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