Girls se xsy - Updating the windows update agent
I wrote a Powershell script that uses the Windows Update Agent API (IUpdate Searcher, IUpdate Downloader, IUpdate Installer etc.). Apart from the fact that I'm using vbscript instead of Powershell, the only difference is that I say Huh.Everything works fine, the script finds avaiable updates, downloads and installs them. The update is installed by script and the PC is rebooted afterwards. As it happens we skipped IE10, went directly from IE9 to IE11.The Fix Windows Update was resuscitated with the oldest trick in the book, re-installing the software.
In my case, this debugging information proved critical.
A Microsoft technician responded to my plea for help well within their 24 hour goal.
If you've had problems with Windows Update after installing Windows XP SP3 leave a comment below.
I don't use Automatic Updates, but if you do, and find the yellow shield never goes away, you may be experiencing this problem.
Update: A reader named Joseph pointed out that this is from an older version of Windows Update.(July 27, 2008) But the other log file, "Windows Update.log" is a gold mine of information (this file has no spaces in the name).