Re: Windows Update Problems



Either you or whomever at MS that was assisting you, obviously deleted or renamed the SoftwareDistribution subfolder. That's why it only goes back to January 12th. If it was just renamed, then you can open SoftwareDistribution.old and find the older ReportingEvents.log.
The one on my system shows successful updates from August of 2008.

Unless Windows Defender is installed, there were no updates until today and there's nothing to go on in that log.
Suggest you download and run the Microsoft Security Baseline Analyzer:

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f32921af-9dbe-4dce-889e-ecf997eb18e9&DisplayLang=en

That tool will tell you what updates are needed, Paul. Then we'll be able to tell if AU has been 'secretly' working or not. <w>
Please post back with a list of missing updates.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2009]
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Paul D UK wrote:

Sorry this log does not appear to be of much use, pasted below is the entire log.

{FDEE7C1F-CD51-489B-B39C-B5ADFE35C141} 2009-01-12 16:09:34:546-0000 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{E5D6DF23-2EAA-469B-BA7E-75B71FA66EF1} 2009-01-12 16:12:55:609-0000 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{A4B22276-BD50-4506-BA32-BBC412995E36} 2009-01-12 16:15:04:000-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 WindowsUpdate Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{2E3DABA3-3F7E-49E4-88D6-BB31FED298FA} 2009-01-12 21:44:59:843-0000 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{F0784050-173C-4A3E-BDF9-7A695825E783} 2009-01-12 21:49:08:453-0000 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{F0A1FCE0-9956-4A25-9C57-3FD3ABE17D10} 2009-01-12 21:51:16:734-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 WindowsUpdate Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{1FF00149-0B43-4C60-9C0A-91D58BC1D582} 2009-01-12 21:52:16:906-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 WindowsUpdate Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{BE0F6CFC-2418-4EF1-8735-53A4A7BD0F78} 2009-01-12 21:52:27:609-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 WindowsUpdate Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{0A88CC10-65FE-4FFF-9B48-32B6B0070BB8} 2009-01-12 23:06:14:859-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 WindowsUpdate Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{321A433E-DF3F-48A4-9848-F433C0B02C5C} 2009-01-13 14:15:37:531-0000 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.

I'm seeing the word Success a lot in this log, but there must have been an update at some point in the last 3 months.
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