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WSUS Event 364: Content file download failed. Reason: The server does not support the necessary HTTP protocol. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) requires that the server support the Range protocol header.

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My WSUS server, which became a WSUS client yesterday, reported the following error this morning: Event 364  Source: Windows Server Update  Category:  Synchronization Content file download failed. Reason: The server does not support the necessary HTTP protocol. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) requires that the server support the Range protocol header. Source File: /msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/visio2002-kb917150-fullfile-glb_c086ab10bda5e695d8ea26d91a690e225fc239d6.cab Destination […]

Fix: Failed to populate ServiceStartup entries in Cache: error 0×80070002 in WSUS

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Today I configured my new Windows Server 2003 R2 machine to use our internal Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 box as a local repository for Microsoft patches and updates.  The server didn’t appear in the WSUS console, so I checked out the C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log file on the new server and found the following error: EEHndlr WARNING: […]

Howto: Block Windows 2003 SP2 from Automatic Updates

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Starting June 12, 2007, Windows 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) will be automatically installed on Windows 2003 servers that have Automatic Update (AU) setup to download and install critical updates without administrator approval.  This service pack is also installed when visiting Microsoft Update or Windows Update and automatically updating your system. A toolkit is available […]

WSUS diagnostic tools

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I’ve had a hellish upgrade experience from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 2.0 to 3.0, which I’ll write about when (if?) I ever resolve it. I suspect my issues are due to an incompatibility with an existing application on the WSUS server that uses MSDE, but supposedly this problem shouldn’t happen. In the meantime, if […]

dealing with the svchost/msi problem

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Many people have been experiencing Windows lockups and 100% CPU utilization due to the infamous svchost/msi problem. The apparent culprit is the Automatic Updates/Windows Update client – check out the sequence of updates that Microsoft has released to address this issue. KB92781 was first released February 20, 2007. Thanks for finally getting this fixed Microsoft, […]