[sysconfig1] Windows Update stalls

  • From: Burt Philp <bphilp@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Sysconfig1 list <sysconfig1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2003 08:17:58 -0500

Recently somebody asked me if I knew why when using XP, the Windows 
Update scan would stall at 0%. From my experience I thought this 
behaviour was an XP "feature", but I have since observed it with Windows 
98 as well. So I did a little research and this is what I discovered.

It is unclear what the precise problem is, but it seems to be related to 
the use of a secure https connection. The workaround to get the service 
to work is to make a change to the client-side configuration of Internet 

In Tools, Internet Options, Security tab, select "Trusted Sites", and 
then select the "Sites..." button. Uncheck the checkbox labelled 
"Require server verification (https) for all sites in this zone", then 
Add http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com to the list of sites. Finish 
by confirming the dialog boxes selecting "OK".


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