Thanks for all of your help. You were at least able to point me in the right
Post by Lawrence Garvin (MVP)
Well.. *SHUCKS*... I skipped over that possible reason because you told me
that *most* files were downloading, which made me think filesystem
permissions were a non-issue.
Yep.. this is a *known* issue. It's a 'bug' in the .NET Framework v1.1
installer, that doesn't properly set that permission.
It only manifests when the content store is on a non-system drive.
Well, I'm glad I helped somehow, but golly gee, I've known about that
'Network Service' account on the drive permission since the dawn of time,
and didn't think it applied in this case.
I apologize for the complications in getting you the right 'fix' in the
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
Independent WSUS Evangelist
MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
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Post by Luc Van der Veken
I'm getting the same error on a new WSUS 3.2, 104 security and 10 critical updates I can't approve because the license terms faiuled to download.
One of the updates I can't approve is the September 2010 malicious software removal tool x64 (the x86 version came through OK).
In my case, my WSUS is downstream of another server, as full server, not as a replica.
After searching and trying everything I could imagine on the downstream server, I though it might be a good idea to take a look at the upstream one.
Content file download failed. Reason: The requested URL does not exist on the server.
Source File: /msdownload/v7/driver/drvs/2007/12/driver_c98a5e24caeee8c5f1d1501e494ba30cd94d4046.cab Destination File: E:\WSUS\WsusContent\46\C98A5E24CAEEE8C5F1D1501E494BA30CD94D4046.cab.
That's on the upstream server, i.e. the files don't exist at the windows update website.
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