Windows Update V5, 0x80072EE2 error and .pac files

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jean R, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. Jean R

    Jean R Guest

    On my site, Windows update stopped to work starting with
    Reason was the .pac file was hosted on an FTP Server.
    Moving it to an http server solved the 0x80072EE2 error.

    So be sure you're using an http://xxx/proxy.pac and not
    an ftp://xxx/proxy.pac link for IE proxy script

    Hope it helps,
    I've wasted some hours before finding this issue with
    WindowsUpdate V5.
    Jean R, Oct 1, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    As I understand you are getting error 0x80072EE2 when you try to run latest
    windows updates from windows update site. To resolve this issue follow the
    knowledge base article given below.

    I am attaching the link.
    You receive an "Error 0x80072EE2" or "Error 0x80072EFD" error message when
    you try to use Windows Update

    Please let me know if the workaround given in this knowledge base article

    Thank You,


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Harish.G [MSFT], Nov 4, 2004
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  3. Jean R

    BB Guest

    I had the same problem with a file url (eg: file://somedir/proxy.pac). Again,
    changing to a http url 'fixed' the problem.

    It does seem that Microsoft can't quite get there heads around this one. I
    tried logging this problem with MS, only to be told exactly the same as below.

    Rather than continually tell us the same workaround, why not fix the problem?

    BB, Jan 5, 2005
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