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Posts posted by max-h

  1. 21 hours ago, i430VX said:

    Harry said when he moves the server, he will have more storage... and that he will consider updates for other languages then.

    I see. I have the same problem on mine. I had to extended the partitions when i started to download the updates of office 2010, more than 5 GB (superseded and SP2 excluded) !

    I think this is because a lot of updates include other languages (seen in file information) even though I only configured it to download English and French...


    4 hours ago, i430VX said:

    I have received word that some other languages are now approved on the WSUS server.

    Good news :)

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  2. Did you insist? For me when I installed it in one of my VMs it fails many time too (maybe ten before displaying updates...) I know it's annoying but I can't do much more... HTTP implementation is buggy.

    You can try to install it on your PC directly (or on an another machine of your LAN) maybe you will be luckier.

    I also suspect it of not liking the connection through the whole internet. For me, the server is on another internet access but with the same provider.

  3. New method found ! Thanks to abbodi1406 :thumbup https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/restore-windows-update-for-windows-xp-server-2003.82538/page-3#post-1628508


    # Requirements

    -Windows update agent : http://download.windowsupdate.com/windowsupdate/redist/standalone/7.4.7600.226/windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe

    - VC++ 11 (2012)
    for XP/2003 x64, you need both vcredist_x64.exe/vcredist_x86.exe

    - Internet Explorer 8
    or the lost Microsoft Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) Mitigation APIs

    - Patched PHP 5.6 for Windows XP/2003

    (non thread safe, for IIS)

    needed files: 

    - Optional, latest OpenSSL 1.0.2u (libeay32.dll and ssleay32.dll)

    - Windows Update MiniTool to scan against WSUS
    WU/MU via IE scan against windowsupdate servers directly and fail

    - WSUS Proxy mod by @mspaintmsi (AFAIK, not published before)


    # How To

    - Install WUA agent
    - Extract WSUS_Proxy_XP.7z to proper simple path
    - Execute Add_wsus.cmd
    - Execute run_wsus.cmd and approve Firewall Unblock for PHP
    - Run wumt_x86.exe (it should point to Windows Server Update Service) and scan
    - PHP cmd window should log the requests (to client.asmx)
    - When finished, close PHP cmd window

    # Caveats

    - Slow (specially for first scan)
    and PHP will consume some RAM/CPU
    - Might fail with 0x8024400A, due race condition in http.sys
    just rescan again and it will work


    /!\ Restricted to french IPs

    Or if your're lazy, you can use my proxy that I have made available to everyone : http://wsus.update-old-wins.fr.nf

    It should be specified in gpedit.msc  :

    Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Windows components > Windows update > Specify intranet Microsoft update service location, and enter in the two fields : http://wsus.update-old-wins.fr.nf/?

    In this case a simple update of WUA to 7.4.7600.226 or 7.6.7600.256 is required.


    This proxy also restore the updates for Windows 2000! It just need two requirements :

    -double update of WUA :



    -Root certificates : http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3-19990518/cabpool/rootsupd_a153023b66d29034420aa227ccc2164cff75229e.exe

    You should also add the Specify intranet Microsoft update service location GPO in gpedit, for this : right click on Adminisitrative template : Add/remove template > add wuau.adm The Windows update section should be appear in the list.

    Finally, scan with WUMT.

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    2 hours ago, cc333 said:

    My understanding is that as long as it isn't ECC-based, there exists the possibility of somehow implementing it.  Right?

    I don't know.

    2 hours ago, cc333 said:

    This will ultimately have to be the proper solution, I suspect, because it doesn't involve (I assume) direct hacking of system files.

    Yep, no need to hack something.

    2 hours ago, Vistapocalypse said:

    I guess you meant to write “Friday October 30,” since September 30 was a Wednesday. I didn’t realize that WU was up in October.

    Oops... october, yes.

    2 hours ago, Vistapocalypse said:

    It sounds like M$ detected suspicious activity and took preventative action. Wonder how long it will be before M$ takes down all updates for XP?

    Probably. For the deletion of updates, impossible to say. But download them quickly as possible, or use WSUS Server like me.

    Tutorial for windows server 2019 : https://www.prajwaldesai.com/install-configure-wsus-on-windows-server-2019/

    But it works also on 2008R2 2012 and 2016 of course.

  5. I see no one mentioned it, but WU is down again (since friday november 30) and for good this time.

    MS restricted to TLS 1.2 and cipher TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 which is not supported by XP SP3.

    Abbodi on MDL finded an ultime solution with a proxy to upgrade TLS connection (the proxy connect to WU with TLS 1.2 and responding to XP with TLS1) but for me (and other members), it's not working... I get error 0x80072EFE like a direct connection.


  6. 56 minutes ago, digbick said:

    I have the 0x800b0003 error with online and offline update in wumt. I'm using the latest wsusscn2.cab with sha-1 signature from july 13th, but I don't think this has something with the error since the only vector that causes the error is the presence of IE8.

    I need IE8 just to read some html reports generated from a legacy software that runs only in windows xp due to the hardlock.

    It's normal (See here). Use an old wsusscn2.cab and it will work ;) : https://web.archive.org/web/20191209214827/http://download.windowsupdate.com/microsoftupdate/v6/wsusscan/wsusscn2.cab

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