Windows Update on Server 2008...i'm beat! Any ideas?
I have a server which has been freshly installed with Server 2008 Standard. I was unable to connect to Windows Update, error code 80072f78.
I have tried it both joined to the domain and standalone. It is not a DC.
Tried downloading and installing SP2, still didn't work.
Trawled through usual Microsoft suggestions of installing Windows Management Framework Core package, installed Framework 3.5. Tried setting the proxy using netsh winhttp command. Added every possible Microsoft Update site as in exception in both IE and the netsh settings. I even tried a different proxy server which is on an ADSL which has no filtering or authentication....still doesn't work!
The only other thing I can think of is taking the server to our ADSL and plugging it in directly to the router to eliminate the proxy.
I think I’m missing something that should be installed but I have Framework 3.5 and the latest version of BITS. What else is needed?
The crazy thing is, this server was originally running Server 2003 and I upgarded to 2008 and had this exact problem. Not being able to fix it I thought a fresh install surely would resolve, I was wrong!
Does anyone have any ideas whatsoever?....if not I’m getting the trolley jack or making up a 50 metre network cable, lol!
Thanks very much in advance for any help that can be offered.