Re: 2000 Pro - Updates Download but wont install

"Tbenson81" <Tbenson81@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Thanks for your help Robert - If I install FileMon - What exactly should I be
> looking for?

Clues. <eg>

> Isnt there any easy way to just reset all permissions? Thanks

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> "Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:
>> "Tbenson81" <Tbenson81@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> news:1F70EAFF-0078-4E19-8C8F-0B220B677F33@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> > Everything works fine on V4 as I just had to revert to this last night in
>> > order to install some critical updates. Everything works perfectly. With V6 -
>> > the downloads download and then immediately say fail. If I go back to windows
>> > updates , the file is still downloaded but again just wont install.
>> >
>> > Can an MVP tell me what the differences are in the install process between
>> > V4 and V6.
>> The difference is that multiple processes are involved with multiple accounts
>> and hence multiple permission lists.
>> As others were trying to show you your problem has to do with permissions.
>> However, I don't know how to identify which process, account or permission
>> will be your problem.
>> What I often do is use FileMon to supplement the diagnostics provided
>> by AU and WU. E.g. filtering on SoftwareDistribution;Update;CatRoot
>> seems to fill in some of the holes that just WindowsUpdate.log or the
>> various install logs leave for us (given that we don't have any other
>> internals documentation which would make it easier to infer what the log
>> messages tell us.) FileMon would show you which account was involved,
>> and possibly give you some clues about permissions if the problem is file
>> permissions. Unfortunately because the BITS service (e.g.) does not run
>> under its own svchost.exe process it won't be clear if that service's
>> account is the problem. E.g. which service is this referring to?
>> > 2005-08-05 22:04:27 1188 378 Service WARNING: GetUserTokenFromSessionId
>> > failed with hr 0x800706d3
>> Using the filter I suggested FileMon would show you the PID which wrote
>> that message to WindowsUpdate.log and the account. Unfortunately,
>> the PID will likely be the shared svchost.exe so you can't tell which
>> service was doing it.
>> ....
>> > have tried everything. I have 2000 pro with all updates and patches and have
>> > removed the softdistr folder, played around with services, re-registered
>> > dlls, even reinstall the 2000 rollup. There is only 1 account on my PC and it
>> > is the admin account.
>> That may be your problem then. Look at the Log On tab of BITS
>> properties (for example). I see selected the radio button:
>> Log on as: Local System account
>> That would be the account whose permissions would be the problem.
>> If it didn't exist that would be the same as having no rights.
>> HTH
>> Robert Aldwinckle
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