I had several Server Win2K3 machines with the same error. On all but one, the reset.cmd fixed the issue. The one it failed on is a DC and the primary. Any ideas on how to get around this failure? I'm guessing it's because it's a DC. Thanks, Joe
That error number is often a permission denied error. Disable all anti-virus on the server before updating again. If the problem persists, you may have to turn security auditing on and then parse the security logs for any failure audits that apply to when you try and retrieve updates.
Another possibility is to run the Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool and then retry the update service. It's within the realm of possibility that there is some kind of genuineness issue that is causing the update service to malfunction.
Some more tricks: