Windows update problem?

  Thurrafork 21:50 09 Apr 09
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Hello all
Recently I noticed that everytime I shut down, updates wanted to be installed. I went to the Microsoft Updates page to see what it thought my system needed - and to check the update history: various Net framework patches and other bits and pieces were patching ok, but patches for Office 2003 were failing. This was because I don't have Office 2003, but I had downloaded a Office 2003 compatibility pack and this was obviously prompting the download. I uninstalled everything connected to Office 2003 and the prompts to update at shutdown stopped. And the Microsoft Update site says that I am all up to date.
But now wuauclt.exe seems to run for a long time at every startup and intermittently after that. I check the Updatelog in my Windows folder and it seemes to be trying to do something, but I dont really understand what!

Here's a little snippet of the logfile:

2009-04-09 21:14:38:343 932 ad0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2009-04-09 21:14:38:406 932 ad0 DnldMgr Regulation server path: click here.
2009-04-09 21:14:42:890 932 ad0 DnldMgr Per-Update: 74c5384c-88c4-4502-9ff1-ce3fc242abef at rate 0
2009-04-09 21:14:42:890 932 ad0 DnldMgr Per-Update: d5100858-9cd1-40ee-8041-fc9778767e3e at rate 0
2009-04-09 21:14:42:890 932 ad0 DnldMgr Per-Update: 3b26c788-fdb1-48b8-8632-5e37f60e29b3 at rate 0
2009-04-09 21:14:42:890 932 ad0 DnldMgr Per-Update: 3336d3c1-57cc-44f2-b0b0-08aa487a7e33 at rate 0
2009-04-09 21:14:42:890 932 ad0 DnldMgr * Regulation call complete. 0x00000000
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {3336D3C1-57CC-44F2-B0B0-08AA487A7E33}.100] ***********
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr Regulation: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77} - Update 3336D3C1-57CC-44F2-B0B0-08AA487A7E33 is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 479 vs AcceptRate 0.
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr * Update is not allowed to download due to regulation.
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {3B26C788-FDB1-48B8-8632-5E37F60E29B3}.100] ***********
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr Regulation: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77} - Update 3B26C788-FDB1-48B8-8632-5E37F60E29B3 is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 479 vs AcceptRate 0.
2009-04-09 21:14:42:937 932 ad0 DnldMgr * Update is not allowed to download due to regulation.
2009-04-09 21:14:42:968 932 ad0 DnldMgr *********** DnldMgr: New download job [UpdateId = {74C5384C-88C4-4502-9FF1-CE3FC242ABEF}.100] ***********
2009-04-09 21:14:42:968 932 ad0 DnldMgr Regulation: {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77} - Update 74C5384C-88C4-4502-9FF1-CE3FC242ABEF is "PerUpdate" regulated and can NOT download. Sequence 479 vs AcceptRate 0.

Any ideas anyone?

  brundle 22:20 09 Apr 09
  brundle 22:20 09 Apr 09

See the post by "TaurArian" - 03 Feb 2009 07:23 GMT

  Thurrafork 22:42 09 Apr 09

Thanks for the quick response brundle.
So the 'not downloaded due to regulation' hijinks is some kind of rescheduling - ok then. But the resolution for this given on the support.microsoft page is to go to Windows/Microsoft update site, and install the updates from there. I've already visited the update site and it tells me I'm all up to date - there are no updates/patches I need to apply. So what could be going on? Why is wuauclt.exe so frequent?

  brundle 22:43 09 Apr 09

"But now wuauclt.exe seems to run for a long time at every startup " - are you looking in task manager ? Is it actually affecting your use of the PC?

  Thurrafork 23:20 09 Apr 09

No, it's not affecting my PC muchly, task manager shows it using around 7mb - I'm just being silly and fastidious :)
It's just that wuauclt.exe only used to appear occasionally - now it's hanging around on every startup; and considering that I'm up to date, what can it be doing?

  birdface 23:40 09 Apr 09

In task manager.processes.And under CPU what % is wuauclt.exe running at.If nothing running System Idle process should be showing about 97%.That is normal

Maybe turn Automatic Updates off and see if that it is any better in task manager.

  Thurrafork 01:50 10 Apr 09

It's certainly not hogging - it's using around 7mb of ram and 1%cpu. But this is new behaviour, it shouldn't be popping up as regularly as this. The update log shows its repeatedly attempting to do something - not sure what. Just wanting to break this unnecessary cycle of attempted update tomfoolery - especially as I'm all up to date anyway.
Yes, I can certainly turn automatic updates off - but it would just niggle me that that wouldn't be tackling the underlying cause of the problem.

  birdface 06:40 10 Apr 09

1% of CPU is nothing to worry about so I would just ignore it.
Just remove Automatic update and update manually.Usually the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

To remove a continuous update.Update manually the update you want to stop just click the little + sign beside it and it will open another box.Just tick do not show this update again and that will sort it.

  Thurrafork 07:55 12 Apr 09

Well, I turned off Automatic Updates... but wuauclt.exe still appears. Isn't that a bit odd?
I know that the resources it's using are negligible, but it just bugs me that something is not really working correctly.
Anyone got any other ideas?

  provider 2 10:26 12 Apr 09

Could it be that Ms Office 2003 has not been completely uninstalled?

It might be an idea to check in Event Viewer particularly for Error 80070643.

Admin Tools> Event Viewer> Application (and/or System)> highlight error or warning> Action Tab> Properties for any clue as to what`s been going on.

click here

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