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Windows Update Error Number 0x800a0046


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#1 Tricnic

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:44 PM

I have a new system I am going to set up as the domain controller in our shop, but I cannot do that until I get Windows to update. When I go to the update site, windowsupdate.microsoft.com, it checks for the latest version of the update software, then I get the option of doing an Express or Custom update.

Regardless of which option I choose, I am taken to an error page telling me to enable Userdata Persistence in IE with [Error Number 0x800A0046] in the upper right. This is already enabled in all but the Restricted sites and I have added the microsoft update domains to the trusted sites list.

I have IIS v6.0 installed as well as the Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration.

When searching the net for this particular error, the results point at either a VBScript error or problems with IIS, but I have not been able to find a problem explanation close enough to this issue to trust the solutions suggested.

I can install patches manually, using MBSA to find out what patches I need, but it is too time consuming to run that, then install the patch manually every time I need to update. I need to find a resolution for this.
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#2 Tricnic

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 12:56 PM

Tried everything in http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=883822 as well as the steps in http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/39739/cant-install-updates/ to no avail.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 06:48 PM

Ok, looks like I got it fixed using the info in http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=883822
Had to restart, then run the commands, but I am no longer getting the error when attempting to update windows. Thanks to Enthusiast for that helpful link.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:31 PM

And the probelm has popped up again. Same error message when trying to update Windows.
The fix found in the link above seems to have been just a temporary fix, and is not working on this second try.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 14 January 2006 - 07:43 AM

Try this:

You may receive an error message when you search for available updates on the Windows Update Web site or on the Microsoft Update Web site

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;883821




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