Windows Update error Codes, Description & Solutions

Follow me Being a junior in the company I was given  the most painful task of updating over a 1000 servers recently. While updating these servers ranging from Windows 2003 to Windows 2012 R2 I encountered almost all the windows update errors one could get ( or at least I felt like that…LOL), so I decided to document all the error events for the benefit of others.  The list below consist of  various Error codes with their meanings and possible solution.  I hope this will be able to help others. I followed the steps listed in this article to resolve most of the errors below. Error Code Dec Error Code Error String Description 0x00000641 -4294965695 Error_Install_Service_failure The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. 0x00000652 -4294965678 ERROR_INSTALL_ALREADY_RUNNING Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install. 0x00240001 -4292607999 WU_S_SERVICE_STOP Service stopped 0x00240005 -4292607995 WU_S_REBOOT_REQUIRED The system needs to be rebooted to complete installation. 0x80004004 -2147467260 E_ABORT Operation Aborted 0x80004015 -2147467243 CO_E_WRONG_SERVER_IDENTITY The security descriptor on the BITS service was changed by a security template such that Network Service account doesn’t have READ access to BITS service. 0x80070070 -2147024784 ERROR_DISK_FULL There is not enough space on the disk 0x80070422 -2147023838 ERROR_SERVICE_DISABLED The service cannot be started. If BITS service is disabled by the Administrator, then this error will be seen. 0x80070424 -2147023836 ERROR_SERVICE_DOES_NOT_EXIST Due to a bug in BITS 1.5 OOB setup, after BITS 1.5 install, the BITS service is deleted, but the 1.5 install...

Unable to Change IE Zone Security Settings

Follow me Recently experienced an issue where the IE Zone Security settings for Internet zone were set to High, and are unable to modify it. The Default Level button is grayed out, and when we click on Custom Level, it only showing High (default) as an option. You may have noticed that the High is set to default, and we have no other options to choose from. In order to fix the issue, you can simply reset the IE settings to default. Follow the steps to do so. 1. Open Internet Options. (Window key + R – Type: inetcpl.cpl and press OK) 2. Click on Advanced then click on Reset Button. 3. Press OK on the next screen, and than close the Internet Options window. Now, launch the Internet Options again, and go to Sites, you have all the default options available. Please feel free to reply with your comment if any questions. You can also visit Pledge Technologies for paid technical support. Follow...