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Windows Updates - Administrator receives Access violation error

By LocoLobo ·
Hi,

I have 4 Windows Server 2003 machines, 2 are Domain Controllers (DC) and 2 are "member servers(?)". The DCs have no problem with windows updates, but when I try to update the member servers I get an Access Violation message telling me to see my system administrator. Unfortunately that is me!

After googling I added the following rights for my administrators;
1. Back up files and directories
2. Debug programs
3. Restore files and directories
4. Manage auditing and security log
5. Take ownership of files or other objects

The administrator account still cannot perform windows updates. I also logged in as the local administrator which didn't work either.

After reading this page on Technet,

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/927891.mspx

I went here and download the file suggested.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891

When I tried to run the file I got the same "Access Violation" message. Has anybody else run across this? Can anybody tell me how to fix it?

I really don't want to promote the 2 remaining Servers to domain controllers just to do the updates.

Thanks

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It works!

by LocoLobo In reply to Windows Updates - Adminis ...

Even though the gp showed correctly on all servers I forced the gpupdate.

Even though I rebooted the member servers when I changed the policy I did it again after forcing the update. Then I was able to run the download from KB927891.

Note to self: force the update, THEN reboot servers.

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