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Old 06-07-2007
HaleStones
 
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Update Error 80070246

Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes items
list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft
Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602

1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527

2. You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798

3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
associated with the download/install.

How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go to
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in left
pane > Solve problems on your own.
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
"

Need futher assistance! Help!

Mike aka HaleStones
--
Mike now Washington

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Old 06-07-2007
PA Bear
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Windows version? IE version? Which updates are failing to install?

Did you find "Error 0x80070246" (verbatim) listed in your Windows Update
log?
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org


HaleStones wrote:
> Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes items
> list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft
> Update, and Windows Server
> Update Services installation issues:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
>
> 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section
> of
> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
>
> 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
>
> 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
> associated with the download/install.
>
> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
>
> 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go to
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in
> left
> pane > Solve problems on your own.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> "
>
> Need futher assistance! Help!
>
> Mike aka HaleStones


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  #3  
Old 06-07-2007
HaleStones
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Windows: Vista Home Premium 32bit.
Failed Updates: Update for Windows Vista (KB931836)
Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista
(KB935652)
Update for .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB932471)

The error code come from the Windows Update window as follows:
"Code 80070246 Get help"
The get help does not lead to any fixes. Also, searching the error code
does not produce a solution (only the post from "fernando" that you replied
too).
WindowsUpdate log shows the following:
"2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc =========== Logging initialized
(build: 7.0.6000.374, tz: -0700) ===========
2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc = Process: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
2007-07-05 14:45:49:028 1876 210 Misc = Module:
C:\Windows\system32\wucltux.dll
2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 WUApp No EULA acceptance needed
2007-07-05 14:45:49:030 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
'Interactive Progress', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
return = 0
2007-07-05 14:47:19:932 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
'Install Complete Ux', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
return = 0
2007-07-05 14:47:19:959 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
'Shutdown', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D}, return = 0:

System Info:
===========
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
930GB RAID 0 boot drives
BFG 8800 GTX water cooled GPU
Thermaltake 850 Watt PSU
AMD 4400+ x2 socket 939 CPU
all the latest drivers installed
--
Mike in Alaska


"PA Bear" wrote:

> Windows version? IE version? Which updates are failing to install?
>
> Did you find "Error 0x80070246" (verbatim) listed in your Windows Update
> log?
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>
>
> HaleStones wrote:
> > Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes items
> > list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft
> > Update, and Windows Server
> > Update Services installation issues:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
> >
> > 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section
> > of
> > http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
> >
> > 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
> > http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
> >
> > 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
> > associated with the download/install.
> >
> > How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
> >
> > 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
> > http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go to
> > http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in
> > left
> > pane > Solve problems on your own.
> > --
> > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> > MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> > AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> > "
> >
> > Need futher assistance! Help!
> >
> > Mike aka HaleStones

>
>

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  #4  
Old 06-07-2007
PA Bear
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Post a few recent lines of the log that reference "Code 80070246 Get help",
please, Mike. Otherwise...

Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from
Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no-charge for
support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the
update's KB number (e.g., KB931678).
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org


HaleStones wrote:
> Windows: Vista Home Premium 32bit.
> Failed Updates: Update for Windows Vista (KB931836)
> Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista
> (KB935652)
> Update for .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB932471)
>
> The error code come from the Windows Update window as follows:
> "Code 80070246 Get help"
> The get help does not lead to any fixes. Also, searching the error code
> does not produce a solution (only the post from "fernando" that you
> replied
> too).
> WindowsUpdate log shows the following:
> "2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc =========== Logging initialized
> (build: 7.0.6000.374, tz: -0700) ===========
> 2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc = Process: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
> 2007-07-05 14:45:49:028 1876 210 Misc = Module:
> C:\Windows\system32\wucltux.dll
> 2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 WUApp No EULA acceptance needed
> 2007-07-05 14:45:49:030 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> 'Interactive Progress', serviceId =
> {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
> return = 0
> 2007-07-05 14:47:19:932 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> 'Install Complete Ux', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
> return = 0
> 2007-07-05 14:47:19:959 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> 'Shutdown', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D}, return =
> 0:
>
> System Info:
> ===========
> ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
> 930GB RAID 0 boot drives
> BFG 8800 GTX water cooled GPU
> Thermaltake 850 Watt PSU
> AMD 4400+ x2 socket 939 CPU
> all the latest drivers installed
>
>> Windows version? IE version? Which updates are failing to install?
>>
>> Did you find "Error 0x80070246" (verbatim) listed in your Windows Update
>> log?
>> --
>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>>
>>
>> HaleStones wrote:
>>> Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes
>>> items
>>> list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update,
>>> Microsoft
>>> Update, and Windows Server
>>> Update Services installation issues:
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
>>>
>>> 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section
>>> of
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
>>>
>>> 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
>>>
>>> 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
>>> associated with the download/install.
>>>
>>> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
>>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
>>>
>>> 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
>>> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go
>>> to
>>> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in
>>> left
>>> pane > Solve problems on your own.
>>> --
>>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
>>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
>>> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>>> "
>>>
>>> Need futher assistance! Help!
>>>
>>> Mike aka HaleStones


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  #5  
Old 06-07-2007
HaleStones
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Sorry for the delay. As for the log file (posted earlier) there is no
reference to the error code 80070246. That reference only comes from the
windows update screen after it attempts to do the updates. Unless your
talking aboput a different log other then WindowsUpdate.log . Cheers
--
Mike in Alaska


"PA Bear" wrote:

> Post a few recent lines of the log that reference "Code 80070246 Get help",
> please, Mike. Otherwise...
>
> Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from
> Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no-charge for
> support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
> clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the
> update's KB number (e.g., KB931678).
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
>
>
> HaleStones wrote:
> > Windows: Vista Home Premium 32bit.
> > Failed Updates: Update for Windows Vista (KB931836)
> > Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista
> > (KB935652)
> > Update for .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB932471)
> >
> > The error code come from the Windows Update window as follows:
> > "Code 80070246 Get help"
> > The get help does not lead to any fixes. Also, searching the error code
> > does not produce a solution (only the post from "fernando" that you
> > replied
> > too).
> > WindowsUpdate log shows the following:
> > "2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc =========== Logging initialized
> > (build: 7.0.6000.374, tz: -0700) ===========
> > 2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 Misc = Process: C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
> > 2007-07-05 14:45:49:028 1876 210 Misc = Module:
> > C:\Windows\system32\wucltux.dll
> > 2007-07-05 14:45:49:027 1876 210 WUApp No EULA acceptance needed
> > 2007-07-05 14:45:49:030 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> > 'Interactive Progress', serviceId =
> > {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
> > return = 0
> > 2007-07-05 14:47:19:932 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> > 'Install Complete Ux', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D},
> > return = 0
> > 2007-07-05 14:47:19:959 5392 15f0 CltUI AU client got new directive =
> > 'Shutdown', serviceId = {7971F918-A847-4430-9279-4A52D1EFE18D}, return =
> > 0:
> >
> > System Info:
> > ===========
> > ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
> > 930GB RAID 0 boot drives
> > BFG 8800 GTX water cooled GPU
> > Thermaltake 850 Watt PSU
> > AMD 4400+ x2 socket 939 CPU
> > all the latest drivers installed
> >
> >> Windows version? IE version? Which updates are failing to install?
> >>
> >> Did you find "Error 0x80070246" (verbatim) listed in your Windows Update
> >> log?
> >> --
> >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> >> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> >>
> >>
> >> HaleStones wrote:
> >>> Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes
> >>> items
> >>> list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update,
> >>> Microsoft
> >>> Update, and Windows Server
> >>> Update Services installation issues:
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
> >>>
> >>> 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section
> >>> of
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
> >>>
> >>> 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
> >>>
> >>> 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
> >>> associated with the download/install.
> >>>
> >>> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
> >>>
> >>> 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
> >>> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go
> >>> to
> >>> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in
> >>> left
> >>> pane > Solve problems on your own.
> >>> --
> >>> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> >>> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> >>> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> >>> "
> >>>
> >>> Need futher assistance! Help!
> >>>
> >>> Mike aka HaleStones

>
>

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  #6  
Old 07-07-2007
MowGreen [MVP]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Mike,

See if there's another windowsupdate.log located in

%userprofile%\appdata\local\Microsoft\windows\windowsupdate.log

Go to Start, in the Start Search line type in %userprofile%
Your UserProfile folder should now appear in the left frame
Open it and then drill down to the windowsupdate.log
Find the date where these updates are listed in the log:

Update for Windows Vista (KB931836)
Cumulative Update for Media Center for Windows Vista

(KB93565) Update for .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB932471)

Copy&paste that section including any error codes into your reply, please.

MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
===============
*-343-* FDNY
Never Forgotten
===============



HaleStones wrote:

> Sorry for the delay. As for the log file (posted earlier) there is no
> reference to the error code 80070246. That reference only comes from the
> windows update screen after it attempts to do the updates. Unless your
> talking aboput a different log other then WindowsUpdate.log . Cheers

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Old 17-07-2007
NightLight
 
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RE: Update Error 80070246

I to am having a similar problem in so much that when I start windows update
It tells me "windows could not search for new updates" error found 80070246,
get help.
I am running vista ultimate 64 bit with 4gig on an ausus M2N32-SLI deluxe
motherboard. I have had a look at the updater log and found these errors

2007-07-17 18:41:10:887 404 8a4 Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
required: Current version: 7.0.6000.374, required version: 7.0.6000.374
2007-07-17 18:41:10:887 404 8a4 Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.0.6000.374"
2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070246:
EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Setup WARNING: CBS EvaluateApplicability
returned error, error = 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
setup package
"WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.0.6000.374" failed,
error = 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err =
0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
self-update check returned 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 8a4 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 8a4 Agent *********
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 8a4 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 8a4 Agent *************
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 8a4 Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching
for update with error 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 898 AU >>## RESUMED ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {14D7167D-D8A3-4BEF-8BAF-42F2C10EF11D}]
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 898 AU # WARNING: Search callback failed,
result = 0x80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 898 AU # WARNING: Failed to find updates with
error code 80070246
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 898 AU #########
2007-07-17 18:41:16:737 404 898 AU ## END ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {14D7167D-D8A3-4BEF-8BAF-42F2C10EF11D}]
200

hope this extract shows some light on the problem

thanks in advance,

Tom



"HaleStones" wrote:

> Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes items
> list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft
> Update, and Windows Server
> Update Services installation issues:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
>
> 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
>
> 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
>
> 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
> associated with the download/install.
>
> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
>
> 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go to
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in left
> pane > Solve problems on your own.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
> AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.org
> "
>
> Need futher assistance! Help!
>
> Mike aka HaleStones
> --
> Mike now Washington

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  #8  
Old 20-07-2007
Robert Aldwinckle
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

"NightLight" <NightLight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4C17B99B-5214-4E54-A251-887E175DC499@microsoft.com...
> I to am having a similar problem in so much that when I start windows update
> It tells me "windows could not search for new updates" error found 80070246,



<cmd_output OS="XPsp2">
F:\>set /a c = 0x246
582
F:\>net helpmsg %c%
582 is not a valid Windows network message number.
</cmd_output>


What does Vista report with net helpmsg 582


Perhaps this?

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681388.aspx
(Live Search for
582 intitle:codes site:microsoft.com
)

<quote>
ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER
582 An illegal character was encountered. For a multi-byte character set this includes a lead byte without a succeeding trail
byte. For the Unicode character set this includes the characters 0xFFFF and 0xFFFE.

</quote>


If so, perhaps the download was corrupt.
Is there an alternate way of getting it?
Try getting the same thing from the Windows Update Catalog?


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
---


> get help.
> I am running vista ultimate 64 bit with 4gig on an ausus M2N32-SLI deluxe
> motherboard. I have had a look at the updater log and found these errors
>
> 2007-07-17 18:41:10:887 404 8a4 Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
> required: Current version: 7.0.6000.374, required version: 7.0.6000.374
> 2007-07-17 18:41:10:887 404 8a4 Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
> package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~7.0.6000.374"
> 2007-07-17 18:41:16:628 404 8a4 Handler FATAL: UH: 0x80070246:
> EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability


....


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  #9  
Old 18-12-2007
J
 
Posts: n/a
RE: Update Error 80070246

My problem is also similar but appeared after i tried to install Vista
Ultimate RC1.
My log reads like this:

2007-12-18 12:28:05:258 1184 1314 Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
required: Current version: 7.0.6000.381, required version: 7.0.6000.381
2007-12-18 12:28:05:259 1184 1314 Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381"
2007-12-18 12:28:18:760 1184 1314 Setup WARNING: Cbs StartSession, error =
0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:18:760 1184 1314 Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
setup package
"WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381" failed,
error = 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:18:760 1184 1314 Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err
= 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:18:760 1184 1314 Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
self-update check returned 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:19:214 1184 1314 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:19:214 1184 1314 Agent *********
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1314 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1314 Agent *************
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1314 Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching
for update with error 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1128 AU >>## RESUMED ## AU: Search for
updates [CallId = {448CAB2C-7551-4151-9F75-D3EA5303198B}]
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1128 AU # WARNING: Search callback failed,
result = 0x80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:19:215 1184 1128 AU # WARNING: Failed to find updates
with error code 80070246
2007-12-18 12:28:19:216 1184 1128 AU #########
2007-12-18 12:28:19:216 1184 1128 AU ## END ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {448CAB2C-7551-4151-9F75-D3EA5303198B}]

Hope you can help solve the problem

J

"HaleStones" wrote:

> Have tried several metods to solve "failed" updates. That includes items
> list by PA Bear as follows: "How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft
> Update, and Windows Server
> Update Services installation issues:
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906602
>
> 1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
> http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=ph;en-us;6527
>
> 2. You cannot install some updates or programs
> http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;822798
>
> 3a. Check Windowsupdate.log (%windir%\Windowsupdate.log) for errors
> associated with the download/install.
>
> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
>
> 3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
> http://inetexplorer.mvps.org/archive...date_codes.htm and/or go to
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support link in left
> pane > Solve problems on your own.
> --
> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
> MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
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Old 11-02-2008
Are Johansen
 
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RE: Update Error 80070246

After uninstalling Vista sp1 RC1 ,in preparation for installing R2, windows
update ceased working - generating the error code 80070246.
The windows version I currently have listed is 6.0.6000 . All the updates
from the uninstall updates page are gone. I'm informed that I have no updates
installed. Going to the download center and grabbing standalone update
packages simply results in Vista informing me that " This package does not
apply to your system" .

All in all, it's a tad frustrating at the moment. I have a PING 2.0 copy of
the system in question, so reinstalling is not really that much of a problem,
but I've tried to uninstall SP1 twice already, and it generated the same
problems both times.

I'm running Vista Ultimate 32 with 4 gigs of ram and an amd64x2 cpu on an
asus crosshair board. I have no problems connecting to anything, but vista
seems to be blind to that simple fact.
I'm not connecting through a proxy .
When running sfc /scannow, which is one of a few published solutions to the
80070246 problem, I get the following error message " Windows Resource
Protection could not perform the requested operation" .

Including a small bit of my windowsupdate.log :


2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU #############
2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU #########
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 31c AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent *************
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent *********
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
priority = No
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and
DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and
DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and
DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and
DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * ServiceID =
{9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
2008-02-11 10:18:46:894 1092 a5c Setup Client version: Core: 7.0.6000.381
Aux: 7.0.6000.381
2008-02-11 10:18:46:908 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:46:911 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:49:325 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:49:328 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:49:333 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:49:336 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:51:975 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:51:978 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:51:979 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:51:982 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:52:082 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
2008-02-11 10:18:52:085 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:52:098 1092 a5c Setup Determining whether a new setup
handler needs to be downloaded
2008-02-11 10:18:52:098 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\Handler\WuSetupV.exe:
2008-02-11 10:18:52:101 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-11 10:18:52:101 1092 a5c Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
required: Current version: 7.0.6000.381, required version: 7.0.6000.381
2008-02-11 10:18:52:102 1092 a5c Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381"
2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup WARNING: Cbs StartSession, error =
0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
setup package
"WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381" failed,
error = 0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err =
0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
self-update check returned 0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent *********
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent *************
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching
for update with error 0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU >>## RESUMED ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU # WARNING: Search callback failed,
result = 0x80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU # WARNING: Failed to find updates with
error code 80070246
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU #########
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU ## END ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU #############
2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU AU setting next detection timeout to
2008-02-11 14:19:24
2008-02-11 10:19:28:927 1092 a5c Report REPORT EVENT:
{C16DFF0C-79CA-4825-88F2-4A754D72AA82} 2008-02-11
10:19:23:927+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.




I sincerely hope someone can help me out here.
Thanks,
Are

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Old 11-02-2008
Are Johansen
 
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RE: Update Error 80070246

Found this in my reportingevents.log :

{75FE3391-CE1B-4109-B256-0A6C814F62A7} 2008-02-03
15:33:58:572+0100 1 198 101 {6EE3DCD2-895E-408A-8E58-DB5746D886C3} 100 800f022b AutomaticUpdates Failure Content
Install Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update
with error 0x800f022b: NVIDIA Corporation driver update for NVIDIA nForce
590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller.
{FDCF5FEE-5025-4DA9-9851-49C45EEF960D} 2008-02-03
15:41:23:076+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{20ECA40B-23C1-4B4D-8E6F-80123D601C0A} 2008-02-03
15:41:38:841+0100 1 188 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content
Install Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready
for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these
updates on ?Monday, ?February ?04, ?2008 at 3:00 AM: - NVIDIA Corporation
driver update for NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA Controller
{0624103D-23E1-428C-B222-9C77001D3826} 2008-02-03
15:41:54:391+0100 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 3 updates.
{47695EF4-0F85-4284-BD25-B5E5064E701E} 2008-02-03
15:42:08:850+0100 1 185 101 {6EE3DCD2-895E-408A-8E58-DB5746D886C3} 100 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Hide update: user hid one update.
{1A718F14-2928-4792-95A9-F7721C0B28D1} 2008-02-03
20:50:30:700+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{72E6FFB6-BAB3-4233-813E-8DB0BC594194} 2008-02-03
21:14:45:539+0100 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 CDM Success Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{FD779505-D9CE-4680-A1F1-B5A94F4E859D} 2008-02-05
12:10:25:486+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{C1105C26-5B5F-4B51-8A67-8C2C17A03552} 2008-02-05
12:15:44:964+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{66C45595-4EB9-40A8-B5DC-F554897D0B96} 2008-02-05
12:54:05:355+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{911541EA-F82A-4CC0-BA1B-8486AAA6D508} 2008-02-05
13:05:42:272+0100 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 1 updates.
{527BBC84-2695-4AA7-AE5A-78821D6FB0D0} 2008-02-08
08:59:26:008+0100 1 149 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Failure Software
Synchronization Unable to Connect: Windows is unable to connect to the
automatic updates service and therefore cannot download and install updates
according to the set schedule. Windows will continue to try to establish a
connection.
{36430217-BEFF-47EC-B1E1-BF57737FF282} 2008-02-08
10:41:33:825+0100 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 2 updates.
{262F9B2A-76CB-4B96-9279-BF2DA3750341} 2008-02-08
10:45:37:914+0100 1 162 101 {A1B8573A-E204-498A-B407-551971F68775} 100 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Download Download succeeded.
{4D6580C4-4C67-4674-A00C-A6A2258FAAE4} 2008-02-08
10:45:37:916+0100 1 188 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content
Install Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready
for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these
updates on ?Saturday, ?February ?09, ?2008 at 3:00 AM: - Definition Update
for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.27.6443.0)
{DB77A20A-E62F-410E-8516-AB4E659890D9} 2008-02-08
10:45:49:383+0100 1 183 101 {A1B8573A-E204-498A-B407-551971F68775} 100 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content
Install Installation Successful: Windows successfully installed the following
update: Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition
1.27.6443.0)
{2E08AAE9-4111-468B-9535-2291671438FE} 2008-02-08
23:14:23:894+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{1AE1ACEC-7C75-42EF-B135-49F032B63A97} 2008-02-09
13:01:33:940+0100 1 147 101 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client successfully detected 0 updates.
{245ACEEE-E114-4F4F-A1AB-F46063DAD8F5} 2008-02-10
19:20:55:295+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{FA124F73-4780-4EA9-BB75-8784F502A571} 2008-02-10
20:18:31:876+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{19A57729-604D-42A8-B032-0870CC53A87F} 2008-02-10
20:35:12:462+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{36449305-FA88-4A86-B24D-E96A44D0C70D} 2008-02-10
22:48:23:178+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{E4ED179A-D0B0-4325-AB22-F9C394B4E80E} 2008-02-10
23:08:02:998+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{27F03F53-4D46-49AE-A18A-67FB43F12707} 2008-02-10
23:09:57:542+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{DA30E4D4-8B8B-4B47-944E-9F7873929664} 2008-02-10
23:14:06:906+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{D7108575-D46C-42F8-BA0B-12312E499FB0} 2008-02-10
23:19:21:327+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{6B76A7C1-3020-494F-88AF-FBD36CF4603D} 2008-02-10
23:21:45:976+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{04A06966-E127-418E-A8DA-2CD51C05DCB8} 2008-02-10
23:32:53:799+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{AF7D0EB3-1B4C-4208-85C5-9C646BEF620F} 2008-02-10
23:41:19:374+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{283ADCB7-55E8-46E1-8A06-360C9DC539BD} 2008-02-10
23:53:36:616+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{9DCB3CF6-33E0-425B-B17D-2B111646F365} 2008-02-11
00:09:30:828+0100 1 202 102 {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} 0 0 AutomaticUpdates Success Content Install Reboot completed.
{D18AAAA0-788F-46CE-9D0C-821ABDC99092} 2008-02-11
10:07:21:399+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{CA785A9E-0B00-4E9C-99D0-6D1CB820D17C} 2008-02-11
10:07:45:762+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{E36C24E3-BF8E-4E12-9A4F-1A9FB22C8126} 2008-02-11
10:12:54:318+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{C16DFF0C-79CA-4825-88F2-4A754D72AA82} 2008-02-11
10:19:23:927+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{EA20FC87-F08E-4904-8CCA-F3F7F965BFC1} 2008-02-11
10:25:46:050+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{D02518C8-528B-48B3-9747-A4A2777F6FB7} 2008-02-11
10:45:12:380+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{5C3CB0AB-E42C-43AA-95C8-A87493DB7658} 2008-02-11
10:54:07:415+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{6C69F536-E698-4FE0-9F7A-F4C9E354C8EE} 2008-02-11
11:01:41:039+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
{CAFFA1AE-4CC3-45BF-B07A-45E831D3B704} 2008-02-11
11:03:45:956+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.


Hopefully it might help someone help help me:)
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Old 11-02-2008
Robert Aldwinckle
 
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Re: Update Error 80070246

(cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)
"Are Johansen" <Are Johansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:21E94E6D-F1A5-4590-9411-84AFBEDB8DE8@microsoft.com...
> After uninstalling Vista sp1 RC1 ,in preparation for installing R2, windows
> update ceased working - generating the error code 80070246.



<cmd_output OS="XPsp2">
F:\>set /a c= 0x246
582
F:\>net helpmsg %c%
582 is not a valid Windows network message number.
</cmd_ouput>

Does Vista show a valid message for: net helpmsg 582


Perhaps this?

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681388.aspx
(Live Search for
582 intitle:codes site:microsoft.com
)

<quote>
ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER
582 An illegal character was encountered. For a multi-byte character set
this includes a lead byte without a succeeding trail byte.
For the Unicode character set this includes the characters 0xFFFF and 0xFFFE.
</quote>


If so, perhaps the download was corrupt.
Is there an alternate way of getting it?
Try getting the same thing from the Windows Update Catalog?


Also, more complete diagnostics may be available in other log(s).
Do a search for all files modified by the update to find all possible clues.
If necessary you could supplement those by invoking verbose logging
(when available) and running ProcMon to capture all file and registry accesses
to assist in an interpretation of what log messages you do get.


> The windows version I currently have listed is 6.0.6000 . All the updates
> from the uninstall updates page are gone. I'm informed that I have no updates
> installed.



Depending on how you applied your maintenance that might make sense.
E.g. applying SP1 to base would supersede all other updates.


> Going to the download center and grabbing standalone update
> packages simply results in Vista informing me that " This package does not
> apply to your system" .



Need more details. That might only be a symptom of a bad User-Agent string.
In any case, "download center" is not the same thing as what I suggested:
Windows Update Catlog. You should be able to download an update for any OS
there... Is the update there? Oh. Is this still beta? You probably should not
even be posting about that here... There is probably a special newsgroup or
forum somewhere for you in that case.


>
> All in all, it's a tad frustrating at the moment. I have a PING 2.0 copy of
> the system in question, so reinstalling is not really that much of a problem,
> but I've tried to uninstall SP1 twice already, and it generated the same
> problems both times.



This sounds contradictory. Previously you said you had already uninstalled
it and it left no maintenance.



>
> I'm running Vista Ultimate 32 with 4 gigs of ram and an amd64x2 cpu on an
> asus crosshair board. I have no problems connecting to anything, but vista
> seems to be blind to that simple fact.
> I'm not connecting through a proxy .
> When running sfc /scannow, which is one of a few published solutions to the
> 80070246 problem, I get the following error message " Windows Resource
> Protection could not perform the requested operation" .
>
> Including a small bit of my windowsupdate.log :
>
>
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU #############
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:891 1092 31c AU #########
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 31c AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for updates
> [CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent *************
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
> [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent *********
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
> priority = No
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and
> DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and
> DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and
> DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and
> DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Agent * ServiceID =
> {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:893 1092 a5c Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:894 1092 a5c Setup Client version: Core: 7.0.6000.381
> Aux: 7.0.6000.381
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:908 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:46:911 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:49:325 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:49:328 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:49:333 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:49:336 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:51:975 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:51:978 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:51:979 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:51:982 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:082 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:085 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:098 1092 a5c Setup Determining whether a new setup
> handler needs to be downloaded
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:098 1092 a5c Misc Validating signature for
> C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\Handler\WuSetupV.exe:
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:101 1092 a5c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:101 1092 a5c Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
> required: Current version: 7.0.6000.381, required version: 7.0.6000.381
> 2008-02-11 10:18:52:102 1092 a5c Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
> package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381"
> 2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup WARNING: Cbs StartSession, error =
> 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
> setup package
> "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381" failed,
> error = 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err =
> 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:23:927 1092 a5c Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
> self-update check returned 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent *********
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
> [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent *************
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 a5c Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching
> for update with error 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU >>## RESUMED ## AU: Search for updates
> [CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU # WARNING: Search callback failed,
> result = 0x80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU # WARNING: Failed to find updates with
> error code 80070246
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU #########
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU ## END ## AU: Search for updates
> [CallId = {043704AF-F738-4A30-A40A-9ED63494F3CD}]
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU #############
> 2008-02-11 10:19:24:192 1092 76c AU AU setting next detection timeout to
> 2008-02-11 14:19:24
> 2008-02-11 10:19:28:927 1092 a5c Report REPORT EVENT:
> {C16DFF0C-79CA-4825-88F2-4A754D72AA82} 2008-02-11
> 10:19:23:927+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
> Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
>
>
>
>
> I sincerely hope someone can help me out here.
> Thanks,
> Are



As I said, more complete diagnostics may be available in other log(s).
E.g. above CBS is mentioned. I think that often Vista users have
found more details in CBS.log specifically but I don't know what the
context of that would have been...

FWIW here is the most helpful article I could find about that diagnostic

<title>How to use Package Manager to uninstall a package in Windows Vista</title>
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940410

(Live Search for
"cbs.log" site:support.microsoft.com
)


BTW I don't have your OS, so in case someone else has a correct
version of your log(s) which would help you understand what is wrong
with yours I'm cross-posting to a Vista NG.


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
---


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  #13  
Old 13-02-2008
Are Johansen
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Thanks for the reply.
I appreciate the help.
Seems as if I'm going to have to split this post into 2 parts as I'm
exceeding the 30000 character post limit on this board:)
So here goes part 1:


"Robert Aldwinckle" wrote:

> (cross-post added to Vista Perf & Maint)
> "Are Johansen" <Are Johansen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:21E94E6D-F1A5-4590-9411-84AFBEDB8DE8@microsoft.com...
> > After uninstalling Vista sp1 RC1 ,in preparation for installing R2, windows
> > update ceased working - generating the error code 80070246.



> <cmd_output OS="XPsp2">
> F:\>set /a c= 0x246
> 582
> F:\>net helpmsg %c%
> 582 is not a valid Windows network message number.
> </cmd_ouput>
>
> Does Vista show a valid message for: net helpmsg 582
>
>
> Perhaps this?
>
> http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681388.aspx
> (Live Search for
> 582 intitle:codes site:microsoft.com
> )
>
> <quote>
> ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER
> 582 An illegal character was encountered. For a multi-byte character set
> this includes a lead byte without a succeeding trail byte.
> For the Unicode character set this includes the characters 0xFFFF and 0xFFFE.
> </quote>
>
>
> If so, perhaps the download was corrupt.
> Is there an alternate way of getting it?
> Try getting the same thing from the Windows Update Catalog?
>



Yes - this is pretty much the message I get when running those commands
I have 2 copies of it already. both generate the same error message.
The important thing for me isn't so much installing the RC2 as properly
uninstalling the SP1RC1.
It's after uninstalling RC1 that windows update stops working - any attempt
to use WU generating error code 0x80070246.
Attempting to install RC2 from a standalone package generates error code
0x80070246
Attempting to install RC1 again (from a standalone package) generates error
code 0x80070246


> > The windows version I currently have listed is 6.0.6000 . All the updates
> > from the uninstall updates page are gone. I'm informed that I have no updates
> > installed.

>
>
> Depending on how you applied your maintenance that might make sense.
> E.g. applying SP1 to base would supersede all other updates.



I'm pretty sure I had some updates installed prior to installing SP1, but I
could be wrong.



>
> > Going to the download center and grabbing standalone update
> > packages simply results in Vista informing me that " This package does not
> > apply to your system" .

>
>
> Need more details. That might only be a symptom of a bad User-Agent string.
> In any case, "download center" is not the same thing as what I suggested:
> Windows Update Catlog. You should be able to download an update for any OS
> there... Is the update there? Oh. Is this still beta? You probably should not
> even be posting about that here... There is probably a special newsgroup or
> forum somewhere for you in that case.
>


Thanks for the tip about update catalog:)
Tried this, but packages downloaded from here simply state that "This update
does not apply to your system"
With regards to the beta status, SP1 RC1 is open, and I'm pretty sure the
problem lies with the uninstalling of that package.


> >
> > All in all, it's a tad frustrating at the moment. I have a PING 2.0 copy of
> > the system in question, so reinstalling is not really that much of a problem,
> > but I've tried to uninstall SP1 twice already, and it generated the same
> > problems both times.

>
>
> This sounds contradictory. Previously you said you had already uninstalled
> it and it left no maintenance.



Hmm, maybe I should clarify.

I have uninstalled the SP1 RC1. It has left no obvious maintenance (to me at
least :) )
However, after uninstalling said package, Windows update started generating
the error code 80070246.
Any attempt to install ANY standalone update generates "This update does not
apply to your system"
Attempting to install RC2 generates code 80070246
Attempting to reinstall RC1 generates code 80070246

I tried to uninstall SP1 RC1 a little while ago as well, but that generated
the same problems with windows update.
I then restored the vista installation (with the SP1 RC1 already installed)
through a PING 2.0 backup from my tftp server.


----snipped out the log from my earlier post----

> >
> > I sincerely hope someone can help me out here.
> > Thanks,
> > Are

>
>

---snip--
>
> Good luck
>
> Robert Aldwinckle
> ---
>



According to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928228
SFC should generate a log file accessible by the following command
findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.log >sfcdetails.txt
Running this command generates a 0 byte file in my case, but the cbs logs
are located at that adress
If I run sfc /scannow it generates an error message that is displayed in
the cbs logs as

[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack
v6.0.6001.18000 with Core:
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_095f6148c74a7a64\cbscore.dll
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000001@2008/2/12:20:31:43.426 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x6a508439 @0x6a4e62a3 @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000002@2008/2/12:20:31:43.432 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x6a53e615 @0x6a520dec @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000003@2008/2/12:20:31:43.432 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x716f1a0d @0x716f1794 @0x77360b @0x772be3
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CBS NonStart: Checking to
ensure startup processing was not required.
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000004@2008/2/12:20:31:43.992 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:31:48, Error CSI
00000005@2008/2/12:20:31:48.278 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:31:54, Info CSI
00000006@2008/2/12:20:31:54.396 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:31:58, Error CSI
00000007@2008/2/12:20:31:58.643 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]

And this is really odd, it's loading 6001.18000 servicing stack, but any
attempt I've made to install rc2 has generated an abort and the errorcode
80070246.
I'll be the first to admit that I'm utterly clueless as to wtf is going on.
Anyways, I pretty much just want windows update back up and running,
everything else is just a bonus:)
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Old 13-02-2008
Are Johansen
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Update Error 80070246

Part 2

As you can see from todays windowsupdate.log
windowsupdate reports the current os as OS Version = 6.0.6000.0.0.65792



2008-02-12 14:26:38:339 1052 11f0 Misc =========== Logging initialized
(build: 7.0.6000.381, tz: +0100) ===========
2008-02-12 14:26:38:429 1052 11f0 Misc = Process:
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
2008-02-12 14:26:38:479 1052 11f0 Misc = Module:
c:\windows\system32\wuaueng.dll
2008-02-12 14:26:38:339 1052 11f0 Service *************
2008-02-12 14:26:38:579 1052 11f0 Service ** START ** Service: Service
startup
2008-02-12 14:26:38:669 1052 11f0 Service *********
2008-02-12 14:26:39:969 1052 11f0 Agent * WU client version 7.0.6000.381
2008-02-12 14:26:40:004 1052 11f0 Agent * Base directory:
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution
2008-02-12 14:26:40:544 1052 11f0 Agent * Access type: No proxy
2008-02-12 14:26:40:664 1052 11f0 Agent * Network state: Disconnected
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent *********** Agent: Initializing
Windows Update Agent ***********
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent *********** Agent: Initializing
global settings cache ***********
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent * WSUS server: <NULL>
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent * WSUS status server: <NULL>
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent * Target group: (Unassigned
Computers)
2008-02-12 14:27:26:539 1052 11f0 Agent * Windows Update access disabled: No
2008-02-12 14:27:26:559 1052 11f0 DnldMgr Download manager restoring 0
downloads
2008-02-12 14:27:26:569 1052 11f0 AU ########### AU: Initializing Automatic
Updates ###########
2008-02-12 14:27:26:574 1052 11f0 AU # AU disabled through User preference
2008-02-12 14:27:26:574 1052 11f0 AU AU finished delayed initialization
2008-02-12 14:27:26:989 1052 11f0 Report *********** Report: Initializing
static reporting data ***********
2008-02-12 14:27:26:989 1052 11f0 Report * OS Version = 6.0.6000.0.0.65792
2008-02-12 14:27:26:989 1052 11f0 Report * OS Product Type = 0x00000001
2008-02-12 14:27:27:054 1052 11f0 Report * Computer Brand = System
manufacturer
2008-02-12 14:27:27:054 1052 11f0 Report * Computer Model = System Product
Name
2008-02-12 14:27:27:059 1052 11f0 Report * Bios Revision = ASUS CROSSHAIR
ACPI BIOS Revision 0905
2008-02-12 14:27:27:059 1052 11f0 Report * Bios Name = Phoenix - AwardBIOS
v6.00PG
2008-02-12 14:27:27:059 1052 11f0 Report * Bios Release Date =
2007-12-13T00:00:00
2008-02-12 14:27:27:059 1052 11f0 Report * Locale ID = 1033
2008-02-12 14:27:32:134 1052 165c Report WARNING: Reporter failed to upload
events with hr = 8024000c.
2008-02-12 14:27:32:134 1052 165c Report WARNING: Reporter failed to upload
events with hr = 8024000c.
2008-02-12 14:29:31:686 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 14:29:31:717 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:29:31:745 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 14:29:31:749 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:29:31:757 1052 165c Report Uploading 1 events using cached
cookie, reporting URL =
http://stats.update.microsoft.com/Re...ebService.asmx
2008-02-12 14:29:35:873 1052 165c Report Reporter successfully uploaded 1
events.
2008-02-12 14:30:15:594 1052 17b4 AU Triggering AU detection through
DetectNow API
2008-02-12 14:30:15:594 1052 17b4 AU Triggering Online detection (interactive)
2008-02-12 14:30:15:594 1052 11f0 AU #############
2008-02-12 14:30:15:594 1052 11f0 AU ## START ## AU: Search for updates
2008-02-12 14:30:15:594 1052 11f0 AU #########
2008-02-12 14:30:15:597 1052 11f0 AU <<## SUBMITTED ## AU: Search for
updates [CallId = {67533E8B-0FEB-4BFE-973F-F0AFE0FDBFF6}]
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent *************
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent *********
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
priority = No
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0 and
DeploymentAction='Installation' or IsPresent=1 and
DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' or IsInstalled=1 and
DeploymentAction='Installation' and RebootRequired=1 or IsInstalled=0 and
DeploymentAction='Uninstallation' and RebootRequired=1"
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Agent * ServiceID =
{9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
2008-02-12 14:30:15:598 1052 165c Setup Client version: Core: 7.0.6000.381
Aux: 7.0.6000.381
2008-02-12 14:30:15:631 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:15:634 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:16:168 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:16:171 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:16:180 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:16:184 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:16:976 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:16:980 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:16:984 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:17:063 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:17:183 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
2008-02-12 14:30:17:187 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:17:223 1052 165c Setup Determining whether a new setup
handler needs to be downloaded
2008-02-12 14:30:17:224 1052 165c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\Handler\WuSetupV.exe:
2008-02-12 14:30:17:230 1052 165c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:30:17:230 1052 165c Setup SelfUpdate handler update NOT
required: Current version: 7.0.6000.381, required version: 7.0.6000.381
2008-02-12 14:30:17:230 1052 165c Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381"
2008-02-12 14:30:42:902 1052 165c Setup WARNING: Cbs StartSession, error =
0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:42:902 1052 165c Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
setup package
"WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.381" failed,
error = 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:42:902 1052 165c Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err
= 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:42:902 1052 165c Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
self-update check returned 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:43:001 1052 165c Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 165c Agent *********
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 165c Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 165c Agent *************
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 165c Agent WARNING: WU client failed Searching
for update with error 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU >>## RESUMED ## AU: Search for
updates [CallId = {67533E8B-0FEB-4BFE-973F-F0AFE0FDBFF6}]
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU # WARNING: Search callback failed,
result = 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU # WARNING: Failed to find updates
with error code 80070246
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU #########
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU ## END ## AU: Search for updates
[CallId = {67533E8B-0FEB-4BFE-973F-F0AFE0FDBFF6}]
2008-02-12 14:30:43:002 1052 10d0 AU #############
2008-02-12 14:30:47:902 1052 165c Report REPORT EVENT:
{E83B72D1-B0FE-4E71-B5B2-EB04D30372D9} 2008-02-12
14:30:42:902+0100 1 148 101 {61CA813A-7585-442E-A66B-B0D15CE6BDC0} 1 80070246 SelfUpdate Failure Software
Synchronization Windows Update Client failed to detect with error 0x80070246.
2008-02-12 14:51:22:694 5696 1398 Misc =========== Logging initialized
(build: 7.0.6000.381, tz: +0100) ===========
2008-02-12 14:51:22:694 5696 1398 Misc = Process:
C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe
2008-02-12 14:51:22:694 5696 1398 Misc = Module:
C:\Windows\system32\wuapi.dll
2008-02-12 14:51:22:686 5696 1398 COMAPI ----------- COMAPI:
IUpdateServiceManager::AddScanPackageService -----------
2008-02-12 14:51:22:694 5696 1398 COMAPI - ServiceName = Windows Update
Standalone Installer
2008-02-12 14:51:22:694 5696 1398 COMAPI - ScanFileLocation =
C:\133004ae20c1a9a7fcf45427\wsusscan.cab
2008-02-12 14:51:22:701 1052 1344 Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\ScanFile\9660fe2c-e62c-40e8-a450-c295dc69f760\Source.cab:
2008-02-12 14:51:22:711 1052 1344 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 14:51:22:899 1052 1344 DtaStor Default service for AU is
{9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
2008-02-12 14:51:22:900 5696 1398 COMAPI - Added scan package service,
ServiceID = {9660FE2C-E62C-40E8-A450-C295DC69F760}
2008-02-12 14:51:22:900 5696 1398 COMAPI -------------
2008-02-12 14:51:22:900 5696 1398 COMAPI -- START -- COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:51:22:900 5696 1398 COMAPI ---------
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 5696 1398 COMAPI <<-- SUBMITTED -- COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent *************
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent *********
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
priority = No
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent * Criteria = "IsInstalled=0"
2008-02-12 14:51:22:904 1052 101c Agent * ServiceID =
{9660FE2C-E62C-40E8-A450-C295DC69F760}
2008-02-12 14:51:23:048 1052 101c PT +++++++++++ PT: Synchronizing server
updates +++++++++++
2008-02-12 14:51:23:048 1052 101c PT + Offline serviceId =
{9660FE2C-E62C-40E8-A450-C295DC69F760}
2008-02-12 14:51:23:048 1052 101c PT WARNING: Cached cookie has expired or
new PID is available
2008-02-12 14:51:47:953 1052 101c Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate
Installed rule, updateId = {43AF61BD-E212-4BA5-9D3B-8FA8962A9E2A}.501, hr =
80070246
2008-02-12 14:51:58:915 1052 101c Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate
Installable rule, updateId = {43AF61BD-E212-4BA5-9D3B-8FA8962A9E2A}.501, hr =
80070246
2008-02-12 14:52:21:223 1052 101c Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate
Installed rule, updateId = {079B9AB7-A35D-410E-B16B-7AFB37BCB9FD}.100, hr =
80070246
2008-02-12 14:52:21:610 1052 101c PT +++++++++++ PT: Synchronizing extended
update info +++++++++++
2008-02-12 14:52:21:610 1052 101c PT + Offline serviceId =
{9660FE2C-E62C-40E8-A450-C295DC69F760}
2008-02-12 14:52:21:832 1052 101c Agent * Found 0 updates and 36
categories in search; evaluated appl. rules of 297 out of 308 deployed
entities
2008-02-12 14:52:21:880 1052 101c Agent *********
2008-02-12 14:52:21:880 1052 101c Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
[CallerId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:52:21:880 1052 101c Agent *************
2008-02-12 14:52:21:881 5696 1588 COMAPI >>-- RESUMED -- COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:52:21:881 5696 1588 COMAPI - Updates found = 0
2008-02-12 14:52:21:881 5696 1588 COMAPI ---------
2008-02-12 14:52:21:881 5696 1588 COMAPI -- END -- COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = wusa]
2008-02-12 14:52:21:881 5696 1588 COMAPI -------------
2008-02-12 14:52:28:863 5696 1398 COMAPI ----------- COMAPI:
IUpdateServiceManager::RemoveService -----------
2008-02-12 14:52:28:863 5696 1398 COMAPI - ServiceId =
{9660fe2c-e62c-40e8-a450-c295dc69f760}
2008-02-12 14:52:29:002 5696 1398 COMAPI IUpdateService removing volatile
scan package service, serviceID = {9660FE2C-E62C-40E8-A450-C295DC69F760}
2008-02-12 14:52:29:003 1052 8b8 Agent WARNING: WU client fails
CClientCallRecorder::RemoveService with error 0x80248014
2008-02-12 14:52:29:004 5696 1398 COMAPI WARNING:
ISusInternal::RemoveService failed, hr=80248014
2008-02-12 19:26:01:902 1052 e78 Report WARNING: Reporter failed to upload
events with hr = 8024000c.
2008-02-12 19:42:35:834 1052 114c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 19:42:35:839 1052 114c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 19:42:35:841 1052 114c Misc Validating signature for
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
2008-02-12 19:42:35:845 1052 114c Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
2008-02-12 19:42:35:847 1052 114c Report Uploading 1 events using cached
cookie, reporting URL =
http://stats.update.microsoft.com/Re...ebService.asmx
2008-02-12 19:42:39:184 1052 114c Report Reporter successfully uploaded 1
events.



and this is the last bit of the CBS.log




008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: SPC version 6001.18000
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Starting SPInstall
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 detected
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 installation.
Sub-set of LPs supported.
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Passed
pre-prerequisite checks
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 installation.
Sub-set of LPs supported.
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: SQM is not opted in
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Error CBS Failed to initialize SQM
wrapper
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for system default LCID
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Disk space test
called with x86(1), wave0(1), installed LPs(0), pre-expanded(0), SPCLite(0)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: DiskFreeSpace for
volume \\?\C:\. Sectors per cluster: 8, Bytes per sector: 512, Free
clusters: 10486420
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Getting CopyFreeSpace
for volume: \\?\C:

2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: systemVolumeSize
(40962 MB 41945680 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: systemFreeSpace (4919
MB 5037916 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: copyFreeSpace (4919
MB 5037916 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Getting diff area for
volume \\?\C:
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: maxDiffArea (2707 MB
2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: allocatedDiffArea (0
MB 0 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: freeDiffArea (2707 MB
2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: vssMetaDataOverhead
(1536 MB 1572864 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: copyWriteMultiplier
1.500000L
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0PeakDiskNeutral (2395 MB 2452480 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: x86Wave0MaxLPPeakDisk
(197 MB 201728 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0WrittenBlocksNeutral (4790 MB 4904960 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0MaxLPWrittenBlocks (394 MB 403456 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
percentPeakDiskUsageBuffer 0.050000L
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
percentWrittenBlocksBuffer 0.050000L
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Peak Disk Usage (2514
MB 2575104 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Blocks Written (5029
MB 5150208 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Upper bound check for
SRPreserveMin
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) <
freeDiffArea(2707 MB 2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) <
copyFreeSpace(4919 MB 5037916 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) +
peakDiskUsage(2514 MB 2575104 KB) < systemFreeSpace(4919 MB 5037916 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: SRPreserveMin(10059
MB 10300416 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Lower bound check for
SRCleanMin
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: peakDiskUsage(2514 MB
2575104 KB) + vssMetaDataOverhead(1536 MB 1572864 KB) < systemFreeSpace(4919
MB 5037916 KB) + allocatedDiffArea(0 MB 0 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: SRCleanMin(4050 MB
4147968 KB)
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: System falls between
the SRCleanMin and SRPreserveMin bounds. All VSS snapshots will be deleted
2008-02-12 14:58:48, Info CBS SPI: Installing packages
2008-02-12 14:58:49, Info CSI
0000000e@2008/2/12:13:58:49.572 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 14:58:53, Error CSI
0000000f@2008/2/12:13:58:53.892 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 14:59:00, Info CSI
00000010@2008/2/12:13:59:00.982 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 14:59:07, Error CSI
00000011@2008/2/12:13:59:07.713 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 14:59:13, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for stage time
2008-02-12 14:59:13, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for build number
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Info CBS SPI: Failed to install SP
using ui. hr 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Info CBS SPI: SPInstall
terminating, return code 0x246
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for settings
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for exit code
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for SKU
2008-02-12 14:59:16, Error CBS Failed to set SQM value
for build number
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Starting SPInstall
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Failed to start etl
log. Continuing without. hr: 0x80070020
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 detected
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 installation.
Sub-set of LPs supported.
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Passed
pre-prerequisite checks
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 installation.
Sub-set of LPs supported.
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Disk space test
called with x86(1), wave0(1), installed LPs(0), pre-expanded(0), SPCLite(0)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: DiskFreeSpace for
volume \\?\C:\. Sectors per cluster: 8, Bytes per sector: 512, Free
clusters: 10486420
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Getting CopyFreeSpace
for volume: \\?\C:

2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: systemVolumeSize
(40962 MB 41945680 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: systemFreeSpace (4862
MB 4979260 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: copyFreeSpace (4862
MB 4979260 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Getting diff area for
volume \\?\C:
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: maxDiffArea (2707 MB
2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: allocatedDiffArea (0
MB 0 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: freeDiffArea (2707 MB
2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: vssMetaDataOverhead
(1536 MB 1572864 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: copyWriteMultiplier
1.500000L
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0PeakDiskNeutral (2395 MB 2452480 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: x86Wave0MaxLPPeakDisk
(197 MB 201728 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0WrittenBlocksNeutral (4790 MB 4904960 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
x86Wave0MaxLPWrittenBlocks (394 MB 403456 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
percentPeakDiskUsageBuffer 0.050000L
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
percentWrittenBlocksBuffer 0.050000L
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Peak Disk Usage (2514
MB 2575104 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Blocks Written (5029
MB 5150208 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Upper bound check for
SRPreserveMin
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) <
freeDiffArea(2707 MB 2771977 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) <
copyFreeSpace(4862 MB 4979260 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI:
copyWriteMultiplier(1.5L) * writtenBlocksTotal(5029 MB 5150208 KB) +
peakDiskUsage(2514 MB 2575104 KB) < systemFreeSpace(4862 MB 4979260 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: SRPreserveMin(10059
MB 10300416 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: Lower bound check for
SRCleanMin
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: peakDiskUsage(2514 MB
2575104 KB) + vssMetaDataOverhead(1536 MB 1572864 KB) < systemFreeSpace(4862
MB 4979260 KB) + allocatedDiffArea(0 MB 0 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: SRCleanMin(4050 MB
4147968 KB)
2008-02-12 14:59:20, Info CBS SPI: System falls between
the SRCleanMin and SRPreserveMin bounds. All VSS snapshots will be deleted
2008-02-12 14:59:25, Info CBS SPI: Installing packages
2008-02-12 14:59:26, Info CSI
00000012@2008/2/12:13:59:26.103 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 14:59:30, Error CSI
00000013@2008/2/12:13:59:30.354 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 14:59:36, Info CSI
00000014@2008/2/12:13:59:36.824 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 14:59:40, Error CSI
00000015@2008/2/12:13:59:40.825 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 14:59:48, Info CBS SPI: Failed to install SP
using ui. hr 0x80070246
2008-02-12 14:59:48, Info CBS SPI: SPInstall
terminating, return code 0x246
2008-02-12 14:59:48, Error CBS Failed uploading SQM file:
f:\tmp32\SPISqmData.dat
2008-02-12 14:59:48, Error CBS Failed to upload SQM data
2008-02-12 15:01:37, Info CBS Scavenge: Starts
2008-02-12 15:01:37, Info CSI
00000016@2008/2/12:14:01:37.607 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 15:01:42, Error CSI
00000017@2008/2/12:14:01:42.026 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack
v6.0.6001.18000 with Core:
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_095f6148c74a7a64\cbscore.dll
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CSI
00000001@2008/2/12:20:08:49.303 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x650a8504 @0x69d48439 @0x69d262a3 @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CSI
00000002@2008/2/12:20:08:49.310 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x650a8504 @0x69d7e615 @0x69d60dec @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CSI
00000003@2008/2/12:20:08:49.310 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x650a8504 @0x6dcd1a0d @0x6dcd1794 @0x77360b @0x772be3
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CBS NonStart: Checking to
ensure startup processing was not required.
2008-02-12 21:08:49, Info CSI
00000004@2008/2/12:20:08:49.884 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:08:54, Error CSI
00000005@2008/2/12:20:08:54.170 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:09:00, Info CSI
00000006@2008/2/12:20:09:00.529 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:09:04, Error CSI
00000007@2008/2/12:20:09:04.946 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:18:59, Info CBS Scavenge: Starts
2008-02-12 21:19:00, Info CSI
00000008@2008/2/12:20:19:00.543 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:19:04, Error CSI
00000009@2008/2/12:20:19:04.832 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CBS Loaded Servicing Stack
v6.0.6001.18000 with Core:
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-servicingstack_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6001.18000_none_095f6148c74a7a64\cbscore.dll
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000001@2008/2/12:20:31:43.426 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x6a508439 @0x6a4e62a3 @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000002@2008/2/12:20:31:43.432 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x6a53e615 @0x6a520dec @0x771392 @0x771ed4
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000003@2008/2/12:20:31:43.432 WcpInitialize (wcp.dll version 0.0.0.5)
called (stack @0x65a68504 @0x716f1a0d @0x716f1794 @0x77360b @0x772be3
@0x7717cb)
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CBS NonStart: Checking to
ensure startup processing was not required.
2008-02-12 21:31:43, Info CSI
00000004@2008/2/12:20:31:43.992 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:31:48, Error CSI
00000005@2008/2/12:20:31:48.278 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]
2008-02-12 21:31:54, Info CSI
00000006@2008/2/12:20:31:54.396 PopulateComponentFamiliesKey - Begin
2008-02-12 21:31:58, Error CSI
00000007@2008/2/12:20:31:58.643 (F) d:\rtm\base\lstring\lblob.cpp(2217):
Error STATUS_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER originated in function RtlTranscodeLBlobs
expression: __rv.UcsCharacter != (0xffffffff)
[gle=0x80004005]



Does the wave 0 here
2008-02-12 14:58:43, Info CBS SPI: Wave 0 detected
imply that it's detecting an sp1 wave0 installation in place after I've
uninstalled SP1 ?


Thanks again for any help.
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