Is Office 2007 installed on either machine?
What's the AU setting on the machines-in-question: Automatic, Download but
Notify, or Notify Only?
How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
Open windowsupdate.log on one or both of the machines and go to the end
(bottom) of the log, then start scrolling upwards: Do you find a lot of
recent "Update is not allowed to download due to regulation" entries?
Updates are not downloaded or the "Automatic Updates" icon does not display
the status of downloads when you enable the Automatic Updates service:
You can install the updates via Windows/Microsoft Update website (WinXP) or
by running Windows Update manually (Vista) instead: Understand that by doing
so, you're pushing all other Automatic Updates users further back in the
queue (which may explain, at least in part, why Automatic Updates hasn't
brought them in for you yet).
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
> On my desktop (WinXP Home), when there are updates they are downloaded and
> little yellow shield appears in the icon tray telling me this. This is the
> behavior that I want.
> On my wife's desktop (WinXP Home TR) and on my laptop (Vista Home Premium)
> the updates are downloaded but there's no notification--no shield etc. The
> result is that I don't know that there are updates on these machines until
> they're powered down, which doesn't happen very much. This is the behavior
> that I don't want.
> How do I make the "misbehaving" machines act like the "behaving" one?