Windows Update on workstation failing with error 80244023

We have several workstations (we are not using a WSUS server) that get an error code 80244023 when we try to manually check for updates out to the microsoft server. The local firewall settings are all turned off and the Network team states they are not blocking anything, yet the workstations continue to get these errors when checking for updates. I noticed the following entry's in the local WindowsUpdate.log file.

WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:092 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:123 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:123 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:170 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:170 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Misc WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Misc WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://ds.download.windowsupdate.com/v11/3/windowsupdate/selfupdate/WSUS3/x64/Win7SP1/wsus3setup.cab: error 0x801901f8
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Setup WARNING: SelfUpdate check failed to download package information, error = 0x80244023
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err = 0x80244023
2015-02-19 12:31:00:186 380 11fc Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan, self-update check returned 0x80244023
2015-02-19 12:31:00:201 380 11fc Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80244023

Can anyone give me some ideas and point me the the right direction.

Thanks



I discovered the problem. For some reason wuauclt.exe was missing from the system32 directory on the problem workstations. These were provisioned by someone who has since left. After the exe was copied to the workstations, everything started working.

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are you using wsus?
if so, can the server name be resolved and pingable?
is the wsus server working properly?



Are your workstations on a Domain or Workgroup? I have seen issues when the time is off from the workstations to a Domain Controller...



WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://ds.download.windowsupdate.com/v11/3/windowsupdate/selfupdate/WSUS3/x64/Win7SP1/wsus3setup.cab: error 0x801901f8

Where you ever using WSUS?



Any GPO's linked to those workstations OU's that are enabled for updates to a WSUS server?



On the workstation try this:1. Stop the BITS and Windows Update services.
2. Go to C:WindowsSoftwareDistributionDownload
3. Empty the folder.
4. Start the services again and check for new updates.

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