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My word what a wonderful program. I've just finished a 3 week email exchange w/MS regarding update problems...haven't been able to download, much less install updates for the past 2 months. I say finished because their final answer was to "just reinstall Windows." Argh.

I just downloaded and ran dial-a-fix (suggested on the IOBit forum) and then sucessfully downloaded and installed 12 WinXP updates. I'm still erroring on Office 2003 and dot-Net updates, (I need to email the log) but that's for tomorrow.

I sent a small offering your way...wish it could have been more, but not right now. You can believe that I'll be I'll be referring folk to your site.


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OK. Running Dial-a-fix resulted in me now being able to download all updates, and successfully install OS updates. Office 2003 and dot Net installs still fail.

I initially ran MSI and WU/WUAU fixes, then after a little more reading, did Flush SoftwareDIstribution both Yes and No. I also ran Repair permissions. That still leaves one error, unregistering qmgrprxy.dll, and the Office and dot Net updates which fail installation. See log portion below...

DAF version: v0.60.0.24

--- System info ---

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

IE version: 7.0.5730.11

MPC: 55276-013

CPU: Dual Core AMD Opteron Processor 165 (~2700MHz)

CPU: CPU is 64-bit or has 64-bit extensions

CPU: 2 CPU cores present

BIOS: 6/9/2006

Memory (approx): 1023MB

Uptime: 0 hour(s)

Current directory: J:\MY PROGRAMS\~Misc Other\Dial-a-fix-v0.60.0.24


6/21/2007 10:39:19 PM -- Dial-a-fix : [v0.60.0.24] -- started

10:39:20 PM | Policy scan started

10:39:20 PM | Policy scan ended - no restrictive policies were found

--- Windows Update ---

--- Registration: Windows Update/Automatic Update DLLs ---

10:40:42 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml.dll

10:40:42 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml.dll

10:40:43 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml2.dll

10:40:43 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml2.dll

10:40:44 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml3.dll

10:40:45 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml3.dll

10:40:45 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml4.dll

10:40:45 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msxml4.dll

10:40:46 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmgr.dll

10:40:46 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmgr.dll

10:40:54 PM | Error during unregistration of C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmgrprxy.dll - version: 6.6.2600.2180. The error returned is: Access is denied.


10:40:54 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\qmgrprxy.dll

10:40:54 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\muweb.dll

10:40:54 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\muweb.dll

10:40:54 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winhttp.dll

10:40:55 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\winhttp.dll

10:40:55 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuapi.dll

10:40:55 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll

10:40:55 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng.dll

10:40:55 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng1.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaueng1.dll

10:40:56 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wucltui.dll

10:40:56 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups.dll

10:40:56 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wups2.dll

10:40:56 PM | Unregistered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll

10:40:56 PM | Registered: C:\WINDOWS\system32\ole32.dll

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Same results. In troubleshooting the Office 2003 update install error I stopped, started, then replaced ose.exe. No change. In troubleshooting the .NET update install error I reinstalled .NET 2.0. No change. The qmgrprxy.dll access denied error is the only DAF error. Same results run in safe mode as administrator.

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Did you try the Repair Permissions tool? Clicking the hammer icon brings up the "Tools" menu.

This is the correct answer :hello:

Thanks for your contribution!

You may also need to remove all versions of .NET Framework (especially 1.1 which is the buggiest) and let it download them all from Windows Update.

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Hi ho. Subsequent monkeying resulted in da sam ting.

Uninstalled .NET 1.1 & 2.0.


Cleaned registry w/JV16PowerTools.

Ran DAF...repair permissions...flush SoftwareDist (I even jiggled the handle)...reinstall bits (just for grins)...green arrow go.

Still get error unregistering qmgrprxy.dll.

Microsoft update - Office updates downloaded but but failed install with a 0x80070643 error. (OSE service is running)

Reinstalled .NET 2.0.

Microsoft update - Office updates fail as above. .NET updates fail with a 0x643 error.

I'm starting to think "Updates? We don' need no stinkin' updates!" (sorry)

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  • 2 months later...

Well, I've played with this off and on for the past 2 1/2 months (research involving rather larger than usual volumes of tequila and Barbecued Fritos and a never say die attitude) and I finally found the answer. Check out MS KB article #884298.

Not exactly the same issue definition as mine, but when I created the Path key and typed in the string "I:\", Windows Update found, downloaded and installed all previously faulted Office 2003 updates. Freakin' magic.

Done and done.

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