"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> [[ Forwarded to WSUS newsgroup
> (microsoft.public.windows.server.update_services) via crosspost as a
> convenience to OP ]]
>> I have a Windows XP SP 2 system. Automatic Updates service will not
>> In the WindowsUpdate Log file, here is the error:
>> WU client version 7.2.6001.788
>> FATAL: Failed to initialize with error 0x80070032 from component Proxy
>> When I try to manually download the updates at
>> Http://update.microsoft.com, I get the same problem. The website tries
>> download a new client, but fails to start the service.
This is a =WUA= issue, if not just a general client networking issue, but
certainly not a WSUS issue, and it's unfortunate that the message is being
forwarded to the WSUS group rather than being handled as the
agent/networking issue that it is.
I found several instances of the error code 0x80070032 via a Google search,
but none related to the WUA (except clones of this thread on other webforums
sites). What I did notice, though, was a general theme running through all
of the threads, and that was that the issue related to either service issues
(services disabled/not started) or winsock issues.
Taking from one thread at
which actually has a WUA demonstrating this issue (though the thread is
about other service startup issues), the resolution was to reset winsock.
NETSH WINSOCK RESET
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP(x2), MCTS(x5), MCP(x7), MCBMSP
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
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