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Old 28-07-2008
Larry
 
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DCOM Error 10005 as shown in Event Viewer

I get the following error every few hours:

"DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is
disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. "
attempting to start the service wuauserv with arguments "" in order to
run the server:
{E60687F7-01A1-40AA-86AC-DB1CBF673334}"

I don't understand why winxp would want to start the service wuauserv
when I've stopped "auto updates" under control panel/administrative
tools/services.

I have also checked "Turn off automatic updates" under Control Panel/
System/Autoupdates.

Other than the annoying DCOM error messages, my pc seems to be okay in
terms of speed. I'm using winxp SP3. But I'm not sure whether I should
just ignore the DCOM errors or try to get rid of them.

Any help would be much appreciated. I've googled for several days
without success.

Thank you.

Larry

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Old 28-07-2008
Gerry
 
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Re: DCOM Error 10005 as shown in Event Viewer

Larry

You cannot manually start the Automatic Updates service and you receive
an "Error 1058" error message on a computer that is running Windows XP
or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896224

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Larry wrote:
> I get the following error every few hours:
>
> "DCOM got error "The service cannot be started, either because it is
> disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it. "
> attempting to start the service wuauserv with arguments "" in order to
> run the server:
> {E60687F7-01A1-40AA-86AC-DB1CBF673334}"
>
> I don't understand why winxp would want to start the service wuauserv
> when I've stopped "auto updates" under control panel/administrative
> tools/services.
>
> I have also checked "Turn off automatic updates" under Control Panel/
> System/Autoupdates.
>
> Other than the annoying DCOM error messages, my pc seems to be okay in
> terms of speed. I'm using winxp SP3. But I'm not sure whether I should
> just ignore the DCOM errors or try to get rid of them.
>
> Any help would be much appreciated. I've googled for several days
> without success.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Larry



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Old 28-07-2008
Larry
 
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Re: DCOM Error 10005 as shown in Event Viewer

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:12:12 +0100, "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote:

>Larry
>
>You cannot manually start the Automatic Updates service and you receive
>an "Error 1058" error message on a computer that is running Windows XP
>or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
>http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896224


Thanks, gerry, but the thing is that I do not want the autoupdate
feature in my winxp SP3 to function. I've been doing all my updates
manually by using autopatcher provided at www.autopatcher.com

Larry
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Old 28-07-2008
Gerry
 
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Re: DCOM Error 10005 as shown in Event Viewer

Larry

You do not need autopatcher.

Select Start, Control Panel, Automatic Updates uncheck Automatic and
check "Notify me but don't automatically download or install". When
notified commence the process by selecting Start, Help and Support, Keep
your computer up-to-date with Windows Update and opt for a Custom
install.


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Larry wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:12:12 +0100, "Gerry" <gerry@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>> Larry
>>
>> You cannot manually start the Automatic Updates service and you
>> receive an "Error 1058" error message on a computer that is running
>> Windows XP or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896224

>
> Thanks, gerry, but the thing is that I do not want the autoupdate
> feature in my winxp SP3 to function. I've been doing all my updates
> manually by using autopatcher provided at www.autopatcher.com
>
> Larry



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Old 09-08-2008
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DCOM Error 10005 as shown in Event Viewer

I am having this exact same issue on Windows 2003 Server. I do not want to enable Automatic Windows Updates service either. I have it stopped and disabled now. What can I do to prevent this service from trying to start? Or what can I do to stop this error from being generated without starting the Windows Update service?
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Old 10-08-2008
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Perhaps Microsoft's response needs to be stated more clearly. You cannot disable Automatic Updates without logging regular error messages when Windows tries to use the service. You remove the error messages by enabling Windows Update.

As Gerry pointed out, Windows update does not have to (in most cases) install anything, just notify you.

There are a number of reasons Microsoft does not want you to disable this service, some more political than others. Some but not all are DRM, Genuine Windows, clueless owners of botnetted machines, updates that put Microsoft at legal risk if they are NOT installed, and critical updates that require a whole series of previous updates to be in place.

If previous news of Microsoft updates that were pushed on machines while not being publicized makes you uncomfortable for any reason, you will just have to weigh that versus the discomfort of having the error message appear in the system log and make your own decision.
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