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On decommissioning of update servers for 2000, XP, (and Vista?) as of July 2019


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On 11/10/2020 at 8:09 AM, max-h said:

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


/!\ 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.


This server is seem down

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On 2/28/2021 at 8:19 AM, i430VX said:

I made a video guide detailing another way to update 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista, it may be useful to you guys.


Apparently, his Wsus server is only configured for English updates. I tested it on my french XP iso, no updates displayed, excepted  .net framewok which is not language dependent.

It would be good to mention it

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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 I had to extended the partitions when i started to download the updates of office 2010, more than 5 GB (superseded and SP2 excluded) !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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Just an update on my experience with my netbook using the WSUS update system.

On my main machine I was offered KB969084, and then after that subsequently KB2813347.

On my netbook I was also offered KB969084, but not KB2813347, at least not yet!

I was however offered no less than three versions of KB4500331!


KB969084 installed fine, as did the other three apparently, but as soon as they had installed, all three version of KB4500331 said they needed to be installed again!
I installed them several times with the same result, including just trying the first version by itself, but no difference.

KB4500331 replaces a file called termdd.sys in the Windows\System32\Drivers folder.
When I looked, the new version was on the system in the DLLCache, but the old version was still in the Drivers folder.
I deleted it, Windows File Protection immediately put the newer version in place of it from the DLLCache, and everything was then fine.
It looks as if the update, despite numerous attempts, had not managed to replace the file in the Drivers folder!
Strange, as it wasn't even locked, I could just delete it with no problem.

Just thought I'd mention this in case anyone else runs into the same issue.

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So, this WSUS update system can be set up, perhaps as a VM on a server or other primary system, properly connect to and download updates from the WU servers, and then "feed" those updates to any appropriately configured 2000, XP and Vista machines?

I'll have to give it a try!  Is it free?


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Frankly, I'm not familiar with the backend. I beleive the WSUS server component is readily availible to install on Windows Server OSes, but I wouldn't know how to set it up. But just to be clear theres no need to host your own, though you certainly could. :)


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Just another heads up!

Later today the yellow shield popped up again in the system tray of my main machine, rather unexpectedly.
It was offering an update to Excel 2010, KB4493222, which is fine but a bit strange as there were five Office 2010 updates this month, and that was not one of them!
In fact I found that update (alone) was rolled out in February, and I installed it then manually from the Update Catalogue, so it should have already been on the system.
Anyway, it apparently installed fine, but when I checked my update record, I found that the record of all my previous over a thousand updates had been wiped, and only KB4493222 was there! :o

I had to restore the updates record from a backup, which doesn't of course include the latest one.
So, do watch out for this, that is the first time that's happened.

I'm also having a problem with the Windows Update MiniTool on my main machine, although it's working fine on the netbook.
The two machines are apparently set up identically, but on the main machine WUMT just scans for a while and then fails with error 0x8024402B all the time.
Also after that, there is an error in my Application event log again -


This error appears five times in quick succession.
Has anyone else seen this?

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