The project server here at work hasn’t been connecting to our internal WSUS server, and I noticed that it was missing a few security patches. Since WSUS wasn’t working, I decided to visit Windows Update. HA, well that doesn’t work either. So I open up the %systemroot%WindowsUpdate.log and find the following error.
WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestToServerForFileInformation failed with 0x80190191
WARNING: WinHttp: ShouldFileBeDownloaded failed with 0x80190191
WARNING: DownloadFileInternal failed for http://download.microsoft.com/v6/windowsupdate/redir/wuredir.cab: error 0x80190191
* WARNING: Failed to synchronize, error = 0x80244017
WARNING: WU client failed Searching for update with error 0x80244017
>>— RESUMED —COMAPI: Search [ClientId = WindowsUpdate]
– Updates found = 0
– WARNING: Exit code = 0x00000000, Result code = 0x80244017
— END — COMAPI: Search [ClientId = WindowsUpdate]
WARNING: Operation failed due to earlier error, hr=80244017
FATAL: Unable to complete asynchronous search. (hr=80244017)
Doing a quick search on the error code on Google brings me to a lot of pages about proxy settings. However, I’m not running a proxy server anywhere, and I’m not running ICF on the project server either. What is going on?!
Then I see a link about project server with this error.
I now know that project server uses a proxy server with WSS. How stupid can that be? Well, basically, I added our local WSUS server to the bypass list. I also did it for *.microsoft.com, but that still doesn’t seem to be allowing me to hit Windows Update. Oh well, at least it can update from someplace.