You're going to be in a real pickle 6 months from now: Computers running
WinXP SP2 will NOT be offered any further critical security updates,
Automatic Updates will cease to function, and Windows Update website will
not be available after 12 April 2010 until and unless SP3 is installed.
The Moderator in Steady State forum no doubt assumed that you had either a
Pro Support Contract or a Software Assurance licence with MS, since you
cited updating via WSUS. Since you ended up posting here, I'll assume you
do not have such a contract or licence.
Since you are attempting to update via WSUS, let me point you to the
WSUS-specific newsgroup and recommend that you repost there:
> We don't install SP3 because some of a our proprietary software is not
> covered if we do so.
> I've already posted on the Steady State forum and was told to post here -
> Any other thoughts? I really need some direction to go. Updates works just
> fine until Steady state is installed and in control of updates. If I turn
> off control updates works again. Seems to me to be a problem with Steady
> State talking to Windows Updates.
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
>> [Why isn't SP3 instlled yet?]
>> Post here instead:
>> Windows SteadyState Support Forum
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
>> cgoodwin wrote:
>>> I have a Windows XP SP2 machine. Windows Updates is set under group
>>> to pull down updates once a week at a set time from or WSUS server. It
>>> just fine.
>>> Problem: When I install Steady State and have it take control of the
>>> I get the following message in the Event Viewer - "Automatic updates
>>> while trying to run Microsoft Updates." The updates don't get applied.
>>> How does Steady State take control of the updates and how do I fix it?