Workaround: KB938194 appears to install properly and is reoffered

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by MowGreen [MVP], Sep 6, 2007.

  1. An update is available that improves the compatibility and reliability
    of Windows Vista

    Working with another MVP we have discovered that the update appears to
    install properly and is repeatedly reoffered after installing it.
    The issue is that one of the Packages containing a Component update, in
    this case, WindowsCalendar, fails to install due to there being no
    Windows Calendar folder being present in Scheduled Tasks.
    The Windows Calendar folder had been deleted.

    The result is the Package fails to install, thus the Components listed
    on the KB page are rolled back.
    The other Packages of the update do install, thus, the update is reoffered.


    Open Task Scheduler, and in the Windows folder
    add a WindowsCalendar folder.
    No task has to be assigned, just create the WindowsCalendar folder.
    Install KB938194 now.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Sep 6, 2007
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  2. Thank you SOO much for posting this! I've been trying to fix this for
    about a week now. Your fix worked perfectly. Thanks!
    jared.schwager, Sep 8, 2007
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  3. MowGreen [MVP]

    Barnaby-R Guest

    I tried this fix but still can't seem to get it to install. has this
    worked for anyone?
    Barnaby-R, Sep 8, 2007
  4. Yes, I have also had the same problem. I created that folder
    described by MowGreen, and the update finally installed.

    mikeandmelthompson, Sep 9, 2007
  5. I may be missing something because this fix is not working for me. Within
    Windows Calendar I have created an empty task called "Windows Calendar". I
    assume this is the same as creating a folder, but when I try to install the
    update it still fails. If this is not the same could you please give me the
    exact path to create this empty folder? This update reminder is driving me

    Thank you.
    Frustrated_Vista_user, Sep 12, 2007
  6. MowGreen [MVP]

    NexusAnarchy Guest

    I resolved this issue by checking the cbs.log file - relevant in this
    situation as the update involves Component Based Servicing:


    and discovering that the install procedure was throwing up PATH_NOT_FOUND
    errors for the following folder:


    I created an empty folder in that location, re-applied KB938194, rebooted,
    and it now reports a succesful installation. I re-checked the cbs.log file
    there are no new errors, and all exit conditions report OK.

    That folder seems to be related to the Microsoft RAS service, for storage of
    Public Keys. Nothing was created in the folder after my successful install -
    so it would appear that the test to see if that path exists is falling over.

    NexusAnarchy, Sep 15, 2007
  7. MowGreen [MVP]

    Jacky Guest

    This work and great!!!

    Jacky, Sep 15, 2007
  8. Thank you so much. That fixed it.

    Frustrated_Vista_user, Sep 15, 2007
  9. There are other issues with KB938194 than the Windows Calendar folder.
    Search the cbs.log for ERROR.
    *Hopefully* that will point you to what the issue is.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen [MVP], Sep 17, 2007
  10. MowGreen [MVP]

    visssta Guest

    i try to access the cbs.log file, but it says access denied. what should i do?

    visssta, Sep 18, 2007
  11. MowGreen [MVP]

    visssta Guest

    sorry, im just so angry and confused right now. may i have a step by step
    solution so i can get this off my shoulders already?

    visssta, Sep 19, 2007
  12. MowGreen [MVP]

    SamSmiks Guest

    SamSmiks, Oct 7, 2007
  13. MowGreen [MVP]

    MarkVlaar Guest

    Thank you very much, i was getting desperate after a dozen times
    restarting my pc.
    tried just about every 'solution'on the windows help site but this was
    the only way to go.

    MarkVlaar, Oct 29, 2007
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