Reset Windows Update Agent

This Script allow reset the Windows Update Agent resolving issues with Windows Update.

ResetWUEng.zip
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Download was interrupted
    4 Posts | Last post June 05, 2017
    • Running Windows 7 Home 64 bit + 32 bit with IE 11 and WebRoot SecureAnywhere. Unable to complete download of ResetWUEng.zip even after disabling Webroot.  Message appears at apx 1 minute shy of completion that "Download was interrupted".  Could you suggest what might cause the interruption and how to fix?  
      As to Windows Update, have been able to install a few files but many fail.
      Thanks, Manuel.
    • Hi Cyber,
      
      Try download this in https://github.com/ManuelGil/Script-Reset-Windows-Update-Tool
      
      Thanks!
    • So we use this on Power Shell, right?
    • Hi Nguyen,
      
      This tool is the command-line script. You have run as administrator.
      
      Seen this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT9NEXYOSBI
      
      Thaks.
  • Upgrade
    4 Posts | Last post April 14, 2017
    • Can you upgrade the script to support Windows 10 Creators Update?
      Will be useful for the Community support.
      Thank You!
      
      Franco Leuzzi - Microsoft® MVP 9th Year - Windows and Devices for IT - System Administration - Hardware\Software. 
      
      FrancoLeuzzi @ alice.it
      
      
    • The Windows 10 Creators Update Will be officially published on April 11 and some testing is required before an update this script to this release.
      
      At the moment I am performing the necessary tests to publish a new version.
      
      I am grateful to include this version in your publications on answers.microsoft.com and include the credits the development.
      
      Grazie mille.
      
    • All Done!!
    • Perfect:
      Pubblicato:
      https://answers.microsoft.com/it-it/windows/wiki/windows8_1-update/ripristino-di-windows-update-windows-vista-7-81-e/880067ce-cb1b-428d-8021-ecbe04dd6393
      
       Thank you !   :-)
  • RebootRequired
    2 Posts | Last post April 11, 2017
    • My problem was the continual reboot required loop. As fixed by reading https://appuals.com/restart-your-computer-to-install-important-updates-loop/
      
      i.e. delete key: 
       HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\RebootRequired
      
      It wasn't fixed by your great tool.
    • Hi Alan,
      
      This script isn't a definitive tool for Windows Update troubleshooting, it is a support tool for restore Windows Update components.
      
      In the same way already included this change in the registry for a new version of this tool
      
      For more information check the file: Help.chm
      
      Thanks!
  • Server usage?
    4 Posts | Last post April 11, 2017
    • Has anyone tried this script on a 2012 or 2012 R2 server?
      
    • Getting ready to try it tonight on a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition, 64-bit (build 9200)
      
      Will report back.
    • It worked for us on Server 2012 Standard!
      
      THANKS FOR THIS!
    • Hi Carl and Xcreed,
      
      The Windows Server and Windows for Home share some builds.
      
      |--------------------------------------------
      | Windows 8
      | Windows Server 2012	||	6.2.9200
      |--------------------------------------------
      | Windows 8.1
      | Windows Server 2012 R2	||	6.3.9600
      |--------------------------------------------
      | Windows 10
      | Windows Server 2016	||	10.0.14393
      |--------------------------------------------
      
      This tool is compatible with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. Also compatible with Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016, however, it is not recommended to use in Windows Server since it can eliminate some configurations of Firewall, Domain and others...
      
  • In the script - a path and a file do not exist
    2 Posts | Last post October 21, 2016
    • 1 In the script, the path to the qmgr files does not exist [KB971058 has not been changed, it also still points to this path]
       "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat"
       but this one does
       "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\qmgr*.dat"
      
       2 Similarly, I cannot find this file anywhere [I included checking on a computer that had items listed in its download queue at Settings, Update]
       "%SYSTEMROOT%\winsxs\pending.xml
      
       Any ideas?
      
       Denis 
    • Hi Denis,
      
      I updated this files today 10/21/2016 and I have added the new location in this tool.
      
      Thanks for your collaboration.
  • Another AV blocking
    2 Posts | Last post October 17, 2016
    • Hi,
      
      When downloading ResetWUEng.zip Trend Micro is blocking the file as Trojan. http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/threat-encyclopedia/malware/troj_gen
      
      Not sure why your .zip is triggering this, I'm not having this issue with other scripts.
    • Hi Kunzite_,
      
      The file "Info.txt" described with more detail the issue.
      
      Also, you can see in the comments information regarding this file.
      
      Thanks.
  • 0kb
    2 Posts | Last post October 17, 2016
    • Hi, 
      same problem here... 
      IE, EDGE, Firefox. 0kb .zip archive. 
    • Hi Tomáš Kalabis,
      
      I updated this files today 10/17/2016.
      
      For a little more detail the file:
      
      MD5:    34b58b743493bd908f10152c05ef7a42
      SHA1:    2cb0bc4ec499d143cecbfb484f9734ce6d53bd2d
      File size:    626.0 KB ( 641066 bytes )
      File type:    ZIP
      
      Please, try again.
      
      Thanks.
  • Eng file is broken
    4 Posts | Last post October 12, 2016
    • Hi,
      
      It looks like the Eng version is a 0Kb file, the spanish version is ok though.
      
      Thanks
      Mark
    • Hi Mark.
      
      I updated this files today 09/22/2016. The size of the file is:
      
      English version.
      +----------------+---------------+
      | Name           | Size          |
      +----------------+---------------+
      | Help.chm       | 636.687 bytes |
      | Icon.ico       |  32.038 bytes |
      | Info.txt       |     910 bytes |
      | Integrity.txt  |   1.310 bytes |
      | Launcher.exe   | 127.912 bytes |
      | License.pdf    |   6.062 bytes |
      | Readme.txt     |     631 bytes |
      | ResetWUEng.cmd |  28.128 bytes |
      +----------------+---------------+
      | ResetWUEng.zip | 696.491 bytes |
      +----------------+---------------+
      
      Spanish version.
      +----------------+---------------+
      | Name           | Size          |
      +----------------+---------------+
      | Ayuda.chm      | 637.607 bytes |
      | Icon.ico       |  32.038 bytes |
      | Info.txt       |     763 bytes |
      | Integrity.txt  |   1.332 bytes |
      | Launcher.exe   | 127.924 bytes |
      | License.pdf    |   6.062 bytes |
      | Readme.txt     |     655 bytes |
      | ResetWUSpa.cmd |  29.991 bytes |
      +----------------+---------------+
      | ResetWUSpa.zip | 697.777 bytes |
      +----------------+---------------+
      
      Enjoy!.
    • Dear Manuel,
      It looks the zip file of ENG version is still 0kb after download.
      
      Thanks
      
    • Hi,
      Problem solved. It looks IE can download the right file, but chrome cannot.
      
      Thanks
  • Caution
    2 Posts | Last post October 01, 2016
    • I'm hesitant to run your script since AVG identify Launcher.exe as http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/ww-en/virus-and-malware-information/pu/free/?utm_source=TDPU&utm_medium=RS&CTRY=dk&LNG=da&PRTYPE=AVF&V=2015&AI=0&BE=21198549&IDNT=QEVJRF9JZF90cmp8JW5hbWUlPUdlbmVyaWNfcy5HWkg&IDN=YzpcVXNlcnNcSmFjb2IgSGF1Z2FhcmRcRG93bmxvYWRzXFJlc2V0V1VcTGF1bmNoZXIuZXhl&utm_expid=34410884-35.CS_WEkTPR3ybFVKTDsXCHQ.0
      
      Especially since your script requires elevated privileges (running as administrator).
      
      Can you describe Launcher.exe in a bit more detail, like who wrote is (is it you or 3th party), what does it do and why would AVG identify it as a trojan?
    • Hi dotnetCarpenter2,
      
      In the file "Info.txt" is described with a little more detail the file "Launcher.exe".
      
      Also, you can see in the comments information regarding this file.
      
      Thanks.
  • Brilliant!
    2 Posts | Last post September 15, 2016
    • also works on 2008 R2 server -even though it detects as Win 7 :-)
      thanks for a great little tool.
    • Thank you!!
      
      It's correct, Windows Server and Home versions share some builds e.g.:
      
      Build 	5.2.3790
      =================
      Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
      Windows Server 2003
      Windows Home Server
      
      Build	6.0.6001
      =================
      Windows Vista SP1
      Windows Server 2008 SP1
      
      Build	6.0.6002
      =================
      Windows Vista SP2
      Windows Server 2008 SP2
      
      Build	6.1.7600
      =================
      Windows 7
      Windows Server 2008 R2
      
      Build	6.1.7601
      =================
      Windows 7 SP1
      Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
      
      Build	6.3.9600
      =================
      Windows 8.1 Update 1
      Windows Server 2012 R2
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