windowsupdate.microsoft.com not forwarding to update.microsoft.com

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by GwinXP_news, May 10, 2006.

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    GwinXP_news Guest

    When I click on the link to Windows Update, via Start button or via the
    Windows Update in Tools in Internet Explorer it winds up on a blank page.

    I can manually goto update.microsoft.com and everything works well.
    Automatic updates also seem to be not working, I think it is linked somehow.

    Running Windows XP
     
    GwinXP_news, May 10, 2006
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    Robin Walker Guest

    It is possible that your installation of IE6 is damaged. You might try the
    repair script at:
    http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=artikel&cat=24&id=31&artlang=en

    It is possible that a third-party firewall or anti-malware product might be
    obstructing Windows Update: disable all such applications before trying
    Windows Update.
     
    Robin Walker, May 12, 2006
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    GwinXP_news Guest

    Thank you for the reply, I have tried this and sadly, no luck. I am running
    SP2 and everything was working fine with forwarding before installing SP2 and
    recent hotfixes. Might it of had something to do with doing unattended type
    installs of all of them? using /q /n /z

    Firefox forwards just fine, course it can't update though.
     
    GwinXP_news, May 15, 2006
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    GwinXP_news Guest

    UPDATE:
    Automatic updates seem to be working correctly, not linked. IE6 isn't
    forwarding to update.windows.com with IP addresses 207.46.18.94 or
    207.46.225.221.

    When loading windowsupdate.microsoft.com, I have seen it try to connect to
    one of the above IP addresses then instead of loading update.microsoft.com,
    its still windowsupdate.microsoft.com and then says done.
     
    GwinXP_news, May 18, 2006
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