Vista Windows Update – proxy problem solved

Posted on February 21, 2008. Filed under: Fixes, Woes |

Proxy servers in our company are pretty old. Windows Update on Vista gives 0x80072eef and other related errors and it was just not working. My previous post explains how to solve this. Basically the lmCompatabilityLevel setting in Vista is higher than what old proxy server support (authentication schemes). Setting this value appropriately makes Windows Update work (you must restart). (Before doing update you must clean update directories: Stop Windows Update Service –delete WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution folder and WindowsUpdate.log file — start Windows Update Service.)

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