Re: Windows update problems - 0x80072EE2



TaurArian
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Thanks for posting back, this may assist others with this error code.
Kaylene

"tinman" wrote:

> I stumbled on the solution this morning. The problem is with the AOL
> connection. Basically you need to amend the MTU settings of the WAN down to
> 1400. You can experiment and see if it works going up to 1460 but it doesn't
> work past that.
>
> Typical I spend days reading the same troubleshooting methods then get the
> answer to the problem from 3 sources all at the same time, just when I was
> giving up hope!. Still it all works fine now.
>
> Thanks
>
> "TaurArian" wrote:
>
> > You may be interested in the last one about the Router.
> >
> > http://www.updatexp.com/0x80072ee2.html
> > Finding a solution for the 0x80072EE2 error
> >
> > See also:
> > When searching for available updates on the Windows Update site, you
> > receive the 0x8024502d error.
> > http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/showarticle.aspx?articleid=26&ln=en
> >
> > also another user’s solution: "GK" wrote:
> >
> > Here is how I was able to work around the problem.
> > Using command prompt
> > 1. proxycfg -d (to clear proxy cache)
> > 2. net stop wuauserv (to stop Automatic updates service)
> >
> > Using Windows Explorer
> > 3. Delete all files and folders in
> > C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution (your windows folder may vary)
> >
> > Again using command prompt
> > 4. net start wuauserv (to start Automatic updates service)
> >
> > Try now going back to Windows Update web page.
> >
> > It worked for me. YMMV
> >
> > GK
> >
> > Posted by =Mac=
> >
> > <snip of relevant part> I was getting the 0x80072EE2 message on a machine this
> > evening. I never had a problem with it.
> >
> > I tried all of your suggestions to no avail. However, in a post from several months
> > ago, someone mentioned an MTU seating on a router. I had upgraded the firmware on my
> > home router several days ago and left the MTU set at the default of 1500. Come to
> > think of it, my Internet connection seemed a little sluggish since I upgraded the
> > firmware.
> >
> > I reset the MTU to 1492, and voila! Windows Update works again.
> >
> > I write this post so that someone else doesn't overlook a simple solution to a very
> > frustrating problem.
> >
> > Router / Firewall / Wireless Router MTU ==> 1492 or less <snip>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > tinman wrote:
> > > I currently use internet provider - AOL broadband. I have 1 pc and 1
> > > laptop both working on Windows XP. Both are now controlled through a
> > > wireless router - Netgear D834G.
> > >
> > > I have no problems accessing the web for any other sites but when I
> > > try to download windows updates I get as far as choosing - Express or
> > > Custom Install and then I get the 0x80072EE2 error.
> > >
> > > I have gone through the suggested troubleshooting list and still
> > > can't get the updates to work.
> > >
> > > Can anyone help?
> >
> >


Re: Windows update problems - 0x80072EE2