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    Not getting Windows 7 Updates?

    Right, this is a bit of a random one.
    Currently running a few 7 test machines on our staff and student networks everything seems to be going ok apart from good old Windows Updates?
    All we seem to be getting is update failures. Already been down the usual route, checked proxy and nothing appears to be getting blocked. Added all the url's and other bits it seems to be using to the bypass list.

    Anyone else had problems with this? any routes to updates 7 seems to be taking that are different than XP?

    Alternatively, I'm being rather stupid and missing something obvious

    Jon

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    same here.

    you can get it, but you need to jump through a rather strange hoop 1st!

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    Whats the hoop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon88 View Post
    Right, this is a bit of a random one.
    Currently running a few 7 test machines on our staff and student networks everything seems to be going ok apart from good old Windows Updates?
    All we seem to be getting is update failures. Already been down the usual route, checked proxy and nothing appears to be getting blocked. Added all the url's and other bits it seems to be using to the bypass list.

    Anyone else had problems with this? any routes to updates 7 seems to be taking that are different than XP?

    Alternatively, I'm being rather stupid and missing something obvious

    Jon
    Jon - What method are you using to deploy updates? I ask because, I had the same issue deploying updates via WSUS 3.0. It wasn't until I manually added the Group containing the Windows 7 workstations to WSUS that they started receiving updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight View Post
    same here.

    you can get it, but you need to jump through a rather strange hoop 1st!

    Hi Stewart,

    Whats the hoop????

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    Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere or isn't the issue. Have been experimenting with my first Windows 7 install today and had the same problem with Windows Update along with the network notification icon showing "no internet". I wasn't attempting to use our update server at this point and had already configured the proxy settings in IE (not on the domain at this point).

    After a little research the following did the trick for me.

    Open up a command prompt as administrator then run
    netsh
    winhttp
    set proxy proxyname.myschool:Port
    exit

    Obviously proxyname.myschool:Port needs to reflect your network.

    After a reboot the "no internet" notification disappeared and Windows Update displayed some important updates pretty much immediately.

    Don't know if this is the same problem as you're facing but hope this helps.

    Tim.
    Last edited by notlob; 5th February 2010 at 09:33 AM.

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    @ timg this also solved my windows 7 certificates error. but i couldn't get your way to work. so i did open cmd type "netsh" then "winhttp" then " set proxy "insert proxy address"

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    Smile

    This seems to have solved the problem for my machine thanks!

    I also found you need to use winhttp 'set proxy' not just 'proxy'

    Although having added this fix to some of the other test machines they still dont want to update?
    will keep trying.

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    andy_nic and Jon88

    Sorry for the missing "set" which I hope didn't cause you too much hassle .

    I've edited the post and added the correct command for future reference.

    Tim.

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    Smile Workes Here

    Yeah I found that problem out the other day. Make sure the computer is rebooted first though otherwise it wont work.

    Good luck with windows 7 seems like its going to be an interesting OS.

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