Windows could not search for new updates - Code 80072EF3

Hello

I can't find the answer to this anywhere on the net.

Can anyone help ?

thanks



Has a reboot of the server been performed? Have you confirmed that the server is connected to the network/internet fine?

Have you ever been able to search and install updates?

Could you check the Windows Update service is running correctly?



Has a reboot of the server been performed? Have you confirmed that the server is connected to the network/internet fine?

Have you ever been able to search and install updates?

Could you check the Windows Update service is running correctly?



Could you post your windowsupdate.log ??



could be many things
an app on your server blocking access to the update services svchost
try limiting all other extraneous apps and shut down as many as possible to see if you can trigger the update manually
this is a known problem listed in may places on MS websites
could even be firewall - internal - some folks have had issues
make sure these are whitelisted
http://*.update.microsoft.com
https://*.update.microsoft.com
http://download.windowsupdate.com

we would probably need to see the update log to narrow it down further without guessing on the general issues



I think this article explains the problem and gives the solution:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973559



Hello

I'll try the last one on Monday.
2012 server just built, validated internet connectivity (well, gets to bbc) .. in a workgroup, downloads windows update software but not updates .. firewall policies all disabled. haven't been able to search for updates once since built

Thanks!

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