[windows2000] Re: How to fix a WUP-refusal connections

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 11:06:21 +0100

I had some WUP-settings set before the crash. Those only preset the time and 
how to run the update checks and installs (I don't want WUP installing 
automatically on my servers). I have the same settings set now though. In fact 
I tried disabling all those WUP-policies so that the clients would allow 
everything WUP, and then tried connecting manually to WUP. Didn't work.

Furthermore, on a test machine, I uninstalled IE8 and got back to the standard 
IE6 you get with WinXP when doing a standard install. Afterwards the automatic 
install immediately found updates to IE6, which I installed. Upon reboot I ran 
WUP manually, and this worked!

I then installed IE8, and got the error message in the previously attached 
screen dump. Uninstalling IE8 again and having IE6, WUP worked again. 
Reinstalling IE8 yet again, gave me the error again. Feels like IE8 is doing 
something, don't you think?

FWIW, more info: I do have a *transparent* squid-proxy, but the 
Windows-machines doesn’t know anything about it, ie nothing is set in Windows 
so as to let it know it should use a proxy at all. The transparent proxy’s been 
enabled for years now, and the Windows clients, and WUP, has been working like 
a charm, using it until the AD-crash. The only thing the Windows machines know 
about this firewall-appliance is that it is the default gateway. As for the 
services the firewall provides, they are ignorant as far as I know.

Surfing the rest of the internet works fine; mail, surf, P2P, Spotify, even 
Voddler runs fine.

As seen from the screen dump I’ve changed the IE window title somewhat (”... 
provided by Skynet-TNG”), but that shouldn’t make any difference should it? 
It’s not a user agent string per se, right?

I also have a 1ry caching AD-DNS internally and a 2ry, ditto caching, DNS as a 
backup. All entries there are listed ok for all internal clients. The two 
AD-DNS machines know about my ISP’s external DNS’s so they can forward 
resolution requests properly. Other than that it's a pretty plain-vanilla setup 
AD. There are few GPO's set and active.

Insights and hints are welcome! Thanks.

From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Berny Stapleton
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 10:00 AM
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: How to fix a WUP-refusal connections

So, if your not running squid, ISA or any other proxy software and you are 
connecting straight out to the internet without going through anything then 
that throws that idea out the window.
Did you have anything set before on your previous AD?

On Jan 11, 2010 8:52 AM, "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
In Default Domain Policy GPO User Configuration/Windows Settings/Internet 
Explorer Maintenance/Connection, the User Agent String is unset. The same goes 
for all other IE-related GPO’s I have; in fact it’s only one other, and that 
one is set to IE Preference Mode, where the User Agent String is not settable.
Any other ideas? And thanks so far. 8-)
From: Sorin Srbu [mailto:sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2010 9:48 AM
To: 'windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: RE: [windows2000] Re: How to fix a WUP-refusal connections
  I might. Let me check. BRB.   -- /Sorin  
From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bern...
Do you have a proxy or anything else that might be changing something around? 
(such as the useragent string)
> > On Jan 11, 2010 8:25 AM, "Sorin Srbu" <sorin.srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 
> > Hi all, > >   > > D...

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