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By SamLowrey ·
Greetings.

I installed MOM 2005 on a test server and installed the agents on a workstation and a server. These also happen to be the ones I can no longer run critical updates on via windows updates (run manually). I can't help thinking there is a connection. Maybe installing the agent changes the persmissions? When I run windowsupdates they download and look like they install, but in the summary they show up in red and have failed. Uninstalling the MOM agent does not cure the problem. Any ideas?

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by BFilmFan In reply to MOM and windowsupdates

Unrelated to MOM 2005 issue.

Have you installed Software Update Service or some other patch application program in the environment?

Is auto update turned on?

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Nothing else has been changed. Auto updates are off. So far, this hasn't helped, either - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798

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by SamLowrey In reply to MOM and windowsupdates

Well, FYI I figured it out.

As I suspected, it was a permissions problem. I had to go over it with a fine-toothed comb. Reviewing this article - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888791 - I discovered that the EFFECTIVE policy setting for "Back up files and directories" did not contain any Admin group or my username. I had actually checked the default GP long ago, but that setting was undefined. I went back to see what other policies were set and there was a custom one used to give special permissions. Well, it had the "Back up files and directories" set to only one user and that was where my local machine was getting the setting from. I didn't set it that way, fwiw.

Anyway, though I used secedit to refresh the policy and I saw the changes replicate, they didn't fully take effect until after I rebooted - FYI. After that, updates ran!

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