(cross-post added to Server Networking)
"Jeff" <Jeff@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:95EF78F9-C2B7-4E9F-AA75-B072C70D2A39@microsoft.com...
> [Subject: Windows Server 2008 updates error 80072EFD]
> First off, I have uninstalled all anti-malware and firewal software, enable
> windows firewall,
> checked proxy settings,
> entered the windows update sites to
> the trusted sites. We have 3 2008 servers all experiencing this same
> problem. Our client systems (Vista and XP) can update fine. We do not use
> WSUS and have verified Group Policies. Have verified that the neccessary
> ports are enabled on our router and firewall.
> So basicly I have done what every article on the internet says to do about
> this error code while using windows updates and none work. I am on edge
> about this.
Time to do some diagnosis? You could try using an HTTP tracer
such as Fiddler2 but that will cause some new symptoms about
certificates due to its proxy.
You already imply that there are portions of your network path
where a blockage may occur, e.g. in your router and firewall.
So, what diagnostics can you use in them to help refine your
(Live Search for
0x80072EFD server update proxy firewall site:support.microsoft.com language:en
This behavior occurs because the Automatic Update service runs under
the Local System account. The Local System account is not a member of
the BackOffice Internet Users group and does not have permissions to use
the Internet through ISA Server.
Otherwise do a full packet trace and protocol analysis.
FWIW I would use netcap and Ethereal for that.