Windows 2000 Updates not working- Windows Update Agent 3.0

Gateway / Solo p3c r0
March 30, 2013 at 17:44:42
Specs: Windows 2000, -
Windows Update no longer initiates on Windows 2000 unless the following 4 requirements are met:

1) Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 is installed here (alternate link)

2) Update Rollup 1 for Windows 2000 is installed here (alternate link)

3) Internet Explorer 6.0 Service Pack 1 is installed (here)

4) Windows Update Agent 3.0 is installed - most important! (alternate link)

Once these conditions are met, Windows Updates will operate normally (see here, here, and here)

New updates are no longer being released as support terminated in 2010. However, this should help those users that are having problems updating Windows 2000 with the existing patches and updates.

http://sdfox7.com


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#1
April 7, 2013 at 11:52:59
Good information for Win2000 users. I am simply responding because posts without any responses are deleted after 6 months.

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#2
April 20, 2013 at 00:21:48
Thanks for that.

I should also point out that the updated root certificates are also required for Windows Update to run under Windows 2000. Available here: http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/rootsupd_a153023b66d29034420aa227ccc2164cff75229e.exe (also can Google for rootsupd_a153023b66d29034420aa227ccc2164cff75229e.exe if the link ever goes down.)

http://sdfox7.com


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#3
September 3, 2013 at 12:59:41
I am following in "OtheHill's footsteps.
"Good information for W2k users. I am simply responding because posts without any responses are deleted after 6 months."

Let me also add that "WSUS Offline Update" (http://wsusoffline.net/) can be an option for some users in keeping their W2k up to date.


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#4
September 10, 2013 at 10:30:40
After some searching on the MS-TechNet site I found a link to a W2k Updated Root certificates from March2012 that appear newer than the one mentioned by “sdfox7” above. One can download it using the Microsoft Update Catalog (MUC) at: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com... and searching for “Root+certificates”. Although MUC clearly shows the MS-KB931125 article as a reference for more info no mention of W2k is made there now, probably due to an overzealous MS employee during a revision. Fortunatly MUC is very clear that the certificates are for W2k.

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