Windows Update File Remains no matter how many times I run installation

2015 pts.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows XP
Windows Update Management
Windows Updates
Windows XP Professional
This "problem" has been going on for a while. On one of my machines (Windows XP Professional, 32-bit), there will be the indication that updates are waiting to be applied. Looking, one update is shown, one that has already been installed. I'll say go ahead and install it, and the process will appear to work, and the event viewer states that the update has been successfully installed. The next time the machine checks updates, bingo, same update needs to be installed. Cool, huh? Not really. After the next general monthly update, the update that has been sticking is gone, replaced by another one. I am using WSUS installed on one of our servers (2003 Server, 32-bit). No other machine is exhibiting this behavior.

Software/Hardware used:
WSUS, Windows XP Pro, Windows Server 2003

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

What does WSUS say the stauts of the update is for that machine? I would then remove the client from WSUS and readd them. Reboot the workstation and let it grab its updates again. It should be fine from there. Unless there is a reason that the update is not really being installed. But I havent seen an issue like this that removing the client didnt solve. Has the microsft genuine update been sucessfully run on it?

Discuss This Question: 2  Replies

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.
  • Stevesz
    Thanks for the answer. After looking at WSUS, and finding a number of problems, including missing machines, I have come to the conclusion that it is time to retire this old creaky server and moving the two applications we have on it--WSUS and our A/V console--to another server. I'll need to look at how to move WSUS and then decide if I am going to move the DB as is, or if I am going to just start fresh on the newer server.
    2,015 pointsBadges:
  • valmsmith
    I think in the future, (I saw no evidence this had been done), I would pull the unit out of service and connect it singly to the WSUS, and when it had finished APPARENTLY doing the upgrades, I would reboot and go to the list of installed updates, and to see if it actually did the install of the recent updates, stirctly as a precaution to make sure it had happened.
    870 pointsBadges:

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.


Share this item with your network: