Windows 7 - WU on Win 2003 fails with 0x800706b5

Asked By James W Troy on 16-Dec-09 01:09 PM
I attempt to run Windows Update on a Win 2003 SP2 server.  The home page
displays successfully.  At that point, whether I click on "Express" or

trying to view.  [Error number: 0x800706b5]"


I have searched the Internet for cases where this particular error is returned
by WU, but none of them resolve the problem in our situation.

Reviewing "WindowsUpdate.log" confirms that all WU components have the most
current version (7.4.7600.226).

Below, I have pasted in an excerpt of the "WindowsUpdate.log" entries that
report the error we encounter -

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2009-12-16	12:42:47:565	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	-------------
2009-12-16	12:42:47:565	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	-- START --  COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = WindowsUpdate]
2009-12-16	12:42:47:565	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	---------
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	 856	5f4	Service	WARNING: GetUserTokenFromSessionId
failed with error 800706b5 for session 0
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	WARNING: Unable to listen to
self-update/shutdown event (hr=0X800706B5)
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	WARNING: Unable to establish
connection to the service. (hr=800706B5)
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	  - WARNING: Exit code = 0x800706B5
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	---------
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	--  END  --  COMAPI: Search
[ClientId = <NULL>]
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	-------------
2009-12-16	12:42:47:581	3232	1c3c	COMAPI	FATAL: Unable to initiate
asynchronous search, hr=800706B5

=====================================================

If you have any information that might help resolve the problem, please let
me know.

Thank you.

James Troy




Robert Aldwinckle replied to James W Troy on 16-Dec-09 11:07 PM
E:\>set /a c = 0x6B5
1717
E:\>net helpmsg %c%

The interface is unknown.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&mid=21c2389c-18ef-4721-b2dd-09fc9cc395dd&sloc=en-us

(Alt-7 search in this newsgroup for
1717
)


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James W Troy replied to Robert Aldwinckle on 17-Dec-09 12:00 PM
Thank you for your reply, Robert.

Per your suggestion, I reviewed the discussion thread at -

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windowsupdate&mid=21c2389c-18ef-4721-b2dd-09fc9cc395dd&sloc=en-us

Ultimately, that discussion recommends downloading and running a utility
called  "AU Check"  (or "AU Reset") from Codeplex.   The discussion even
includes this URL for the utility -

http://www.codeplex.com/aureset/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=17263

However, that URL does not work - it simply puts you on the Codeplex
homepage.  Searching Codeplex for "au check" or "au reset" or for the actual
executable  (au_check_v78a_codeplex.exe)  does not yield anything of value.

Using Google to search for the executable only yields references to download
from Codeplex.  It appears that the utility has been withdrawn, perhaps due
to some problems.

Apparently that utility does something similar to the procedure Microsoft
describes here -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931852

I tried that procedure but it did not resolve the issue I reported.

James Troy
James W Troy replied to Robert Aldwinckle on 17-Dec-09 12:59 PM
I downloaded the latest version of the Windows Update agent from -

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104/

The executable is called "windowsupdateagent30-x86.exe".

I ran it with the  "/wuforce"  command-line option to force the
reinstallation of Windows Update.

This solved the 0x800706b5 problem and WU was able to download and attempt
to install updates.

Unfortunately, the attempted installations of updates all fail.  That was
the original problem we had (prior to getting 0x800706b5).

So we resolved one problem and now face a different one.   )-:

James Troy
PA Bear [MS MVP] replied to James W Troy on 17-Dec-09 02:55 PM
To keep track of things, it helps immensely if you quote all of the previous
message(s) in your replies to the newsgroup.  Thank you.

Thread history:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_frm/thread/94e44b5046cc0589

What error are the failures throwing now, James?

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How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

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

2. You cannot install some updates or programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

3a. Check your 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://www.bleepingcomputer.com/blogs/mowgreen/index.php?showentry=1122
and/or go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com > click on Help and Support
link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.

Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

Support for Windows Update:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport
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MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
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