WSUS 3.0 Reporting Failed Update on Vista Client Repeatedly in SBS

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Pete, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Pete

    Pete Guest

    My SBS Update Service is reporting a failed update installation on a Vista
    client repeatedly. The client workstation installed the update successfully
    after rebooting, is indicating so in the update history on the client, but
    Update Service keeps reporting a failed installation for the “originalâ€
    failed first attempt. I uninstalled the update and allowed the client to
    install the update again to no avail. I then uninstalled the update again,
    downloaded it manually, and installed it manually to no avail either. The
    update is KB927978.
    Pete, Jun 18, 2007
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  2. KB927978 is the "MS06-017 Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services

    So, my first reaction is skepticism that Vista even has MSXML4 installed,
    given that the latest version is MSXML6 and it's been out for a year and a

    You should confirm that MSXML 4.0 is installed on your Vista machine. My
    Vista Ultimate install has only MSXML3 and MSXML6 installed. No MSXML4.

    However, you should review the KB article
    and attempt to install the update interactively, as you may be experiencing
    one of the known issues.

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)

    Everything you need for WSUS is at

    And, almost everything else is at
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jun 19, 2007
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