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Old 11-12-2009
MMurphy
 
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Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied

Running Windows XP SP3 attempting Windows Update.
Attempted to use the information in the below thread, however, I am not
having any success. I have attempted reinstalling the Update agent,
restarting computer and still receiving the same error. Part of the tread
was a little too technical and I was getting lost.

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Old 11-12-2009
paperbender
 
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I am having the same problem.
I will wait, because it's not on my end.

Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
It sure is on Microsoft's side this time.
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Old 11-12-2009
Jeff
 
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I'm encouintering the same problem as well. I haven't changed my system so I
don't know what's causing this.

This has been going on for about two hours. It is connected with the ActiveX
MUWebControl.
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Old 12-12-2009
JStagno
 
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I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all experiencing
the issue...

Logon to Windows with username:Administrator
Then go to update website, it should work

You suggested solution didn't work for me.
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Old 12-12-2009
Thomas Heikkila
 
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This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with the
problem. The work around for now is to download one of the following updates
and run it.

32-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x86.exe

64-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x64.exe
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Old 12-12-2009
Dippy
 
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RE: Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied

Ian - Some of us can't install IE8 to begin with. If it was related to IE8
only, that would be great and your post would be helpful. Unfortunately it's
plaguing IE6, 7 and 8. We're glad it worked for you, congrats, but that's
not a solution that can be applied to all scenarios.

Thomas - Thank you. I haven't tested the downloads out yet, but at least
it's a step in the right direction. Do you have a URL where Microsoft says
what the problem is? It would be nice if they put word out about it, until
then I can spread the word to my peers via email.
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Old 12-12-2009
Eddie Bowers [MSFT]
 
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RE: Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied

This was caused by a bad DNS record that prevented older clients from being
able to resolve to the correct address to SelfUpdate ( Upgrade to the
latest Update client. )
This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS
servers.
The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is
why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
The links to the latest clients are at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104
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Old 13-12-2009
FoundAnswer
 
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RE: Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied

I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install. I
turned off my firewall and antivirus temporary and the update worked.

"MMurphy" wrote:

> Running Windows XP SP3 attempting Windows Update.
> Attempted to use the information in the below thread, however, I am not
> having any success. I have attempted reinstalling the Update agent,
> restarting computer and still receiving the same error. Part of the tread
> was a little too technical and I was getting lost.

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Old 21-01-2010
David Stever
 
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microsoft update 403 fbidden access is denied

Thanks a ton! I got the error this afternoon, and yours is the first advise I've seen that actually worked, and fixed the problem.



Thomas Heikkila wrote:

This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with
11-Dec-09

This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with the
problem. The work around for now is to download one of the following updates
and run it.

32-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x86.exe

64-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x64.exe


"MMurphy" wrote:

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 10:21 AM
MMurphy wrote:

Server Error 403 Forbidden: Access is denied
Running Windows XP SP3 attempting Windows Update.
Attempted to use the information in the below thread, however, I am not
having any success. I have attempted reinstalling the Update agent,
restarting computer and still receiving the same error. Part of the tread
was a little too technical and I was getting lost.

On Friday, December 11, 2009 11:03 AM
paperbender wrote:

"MMurphy" wrote:I am having the same problem.
"MMurphy" wrote:


I am having the same problem.
I will wait, because it is not on my end.

On Friday, December 11, 2009 11:22 AM
Peter_Gr?ndler wrote:

paperbender schrieb:Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
paperbender schrieb:

Same here on several XP SP3 machines. German Version.
It sure is on Microsoft's side this time.

peter

On Friday, December 11, 2009 11:44 AM
Jeff wrote:

I am encouintering the same problem as well.
I am encouintering the same problem as well. I have not changed my system so I
do not know what is causing this.

On Friday, December 11, 2009 11:53 AM
Grinch wrote:

This has been going on for about two hours.
This has been going on for about two hours. It is connected with the ActiveX
MUWebControl.

On Friday, December 11, 2009 1:32 PM
JStagno wrote:

I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all
I am seeing this on both server and xp - also, IE6 IE7, IE8 all experiencing
the issue...

"Peter Gr??ndler" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 2:06 PM
Huse wrote:

Logon to Windows with username:AdministratorThen go to update website, it
Logon to Windows with username:Administrator
Then go to update website, it should work

"MMurphy" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 4:01 PM
Joel K. wrote:

You suggested solution did not work for me."Huse" wrote:
You suggested solution did not work for me.

"Huse" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 4:08 PM
Thomas Heikkila wrote:

This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with
This is really a Microsoft problem based on the number of people with the
problem. The work around for now is to download one of the following updates
and run it.

32-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x86.exe

64-Bit
http://download.windowsupdate.com/wi...gent30-x64.exe


"MMurphy" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 5:00 PM
Ron Hinds wrote:

That worked! Thanks!
That worked! Thanks!

On Friday, December 11, 2009 5:30 PM
Ian M wrote:

Just reloaded IE8, all now OK--Ian M"Thomas Heikkila" wrote:
Just reloaded IE8, all now OK
--
Ian M


"Thomas Heikkila" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 6:05 PM
Dippy wrote:

Ian - Some of us cannot install IE8 to begin with.
Ian - Some of us cannot install IE8 to begin with. If it was related to IE8
only, that would be great and your post would be helpful. Unfortunately it is
plaguing IE6, 7 and 8. We're glad it worked for you, congrats, but that is
not a solution that can be applied to all scenarios.

Thomas - Thank you. I have not tested the downloads out yet, but at least
it is a step in the right direction. Do you have a URL where Microsoft says
what the problem is? It would be nice if they put word out about it, until
then I can spread the word to my peers via email.

"Ian M" wrote:

On Friday, December 11, 2009 8:02 PM
eddie wrote:

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This was caused by a bad DNS record that prevented older clients from being
able to resolve to the correct address to SelfUpdate ( Upgrade to the
latest Update client. )
This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS
servers.
The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is
why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
The links to the latest clients are at:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104

-Eddie
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\par This has been fixed, but it will take a while to propagate to all DNS servers.
\par The newer clients use a different url, so they are not affected. This is why updating the client manually avoids the problem.
\par The links to the latest clients are at:
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On Saturday, December 12, 2009 3:54 PM
FoundAnswer wrote:

I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install.
I had the same problem and it was somehow connected to ActiveX install. I
turned off my firewall and antivirus temporary and the update worked.

"MMurphy" wrote:


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