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Thread: Windows Update fails error code 0x8000FFFF

  1. #1
    altiod Guest

    Windows Update fails error code 0x8000FFFF

    Have error code 0x8000FFFF

    Most recent Vista updates I was able to grab were on 6/17.

    I have tried updating in Safe Mode, same error occurs.

    Trying to uninstall the installed updates seems to fail without indicated
    error, the machine reboots with everything still installed.

    Everytime the machine reboots I get the "configuring updates" message.

    I also tried using Windows Update Server Update Services 3.0 and that yields
    the same error.

    Have disabled all non-ms services in MSconfig, and disabled most startup
    applications, does not help either.

    Tried getting rid of SoftwareDistribution folder

    Also tried net stop / start WuAuServ

    Any help would be really really appreciated. I'd hate to have to flatten
    this machine!

    Snippet from log is below:

    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent *************
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
    [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent *********
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
    priority = No
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 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"
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent * ServiceID =
    {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Setup Client version: Core: 7.0.6000.374
    Aux: 7.0.6000.374
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:641 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:672 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:781 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:844 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:844 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:891 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:891 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:906 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
    2007-08-20 15:19:33:922 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup Determining whether a new setup
    handler needs to be downloaded
    2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup SelfUpdate handler is not found. It
    will be downloaded
    2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
    package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.374"
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Handler FATAL: UH: 0x8000ffff:
    EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup WARNING: CBS EvaluateApplicability
    returned error, error = 0x8000FFFF
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
    setup package
    "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.374" failed,
    error = 0x8000FFFF
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err =
    0x8000FFFF
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
    self-update check returned 0x8000FFFF
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x8000FFFF
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent *********
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
    [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent *************


  2. #2
    joan Guest

    RE: Windows Update fails error code 0x8000FFFF

    were is the answer for this problem

    "altiod" wrote:

    > Have error code 0x8000FFFF
    >
    > Most recent Vista updates I was able to grab were on 6/17.
    >
    > I have tried updating in Safe Mode, same error occurs.
    >
    > Trying to uninstall the installed updates seems to fail without indicated
    > error, the machine reboots with everything still installed.
    >
    > Everytime the machine reboots I get the "configuring updates" message.
    >
    > I also tried using Windows Update Server Update Services 3.0 and that yields
    > the same error.
    >
    > Have disabled all non-ms services in MSconfig, and disabled most startup
    > applications, does not help either.
    >
    > Tried getting rid of SoftwareDistribution folder
    >
    > Also tried net stop / start WuAuServ
    >
    > Any help would be really really appreciated. I'd hate to have to flatten
    > this machine!
    >
    > Snippet from log is below:
    >
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent *************
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent ** START ** Agent: Finding updates
    > [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent *********
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent * Online = Yes; Ignore download
    > priority = No
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 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"
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Agent * ServiceID =
    > {9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77}
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:485 1120 4b0 Setup Client version: Core: 7.0.6000.374
    > Aux: 7.0.6000.374
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:641 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:672 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\WuRedir\9482F4B4-E343-43B6-B170-9A65BC822C77\wuredir.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:766 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:781 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:844 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wuident.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:844 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:891 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:891 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:906 1120 4b0 Misc Validating signature for
    > C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\SelfUpdate\wsus3setup.cab:
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:33:922 1120 4b0 Misc Microsoft signed: Yes
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup Determining whether a new setup
    > handler needs to be downloaded
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup SelfUpdate handler is not found. It
    > will be downloaded
    > 2007-08-20 15:19:34:249 1120 4b0 Setup Evaluating applicability of setup
    > package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.374"
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Handler FATAL: UH: 0x8000ffff:
    > EvaluateApplicability failed in CCbs::EvaluateApplicability
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup WARNING: CBS EvaluateApplicability
    > returned error, error = 0x8000FFFF
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup FATAL: Applicability evaluation for
    > setup package
    > "WUClient-SelfUpdate-ActiveX~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.0.6000.374" failed,
    > error = 0x8000FFFF
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Setup FATAL: SelfUpdate check failed, err =
    > 0x8000FFFF
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:097 1120 4b0 Agent * WARNING: Skipping scan,
    > self-update check returned 0x8000FFFF
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent * WARNING: Exit code = 0x8000FFFF
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent *********
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent ** END ** Agent: Finding updates
    > [CallerId = AutomaticUpdates]
    > 2007-08-20 15:20:01:144 1120 4b0 Agent *************
    >


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