Re: 0x8DDD0018 error, Yet Required Services ARE Enabled



Robert Aldwinckle
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
"dougjp" <dougjp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:05C82E76-C74B-4FDB-8DED-CD2A5E56B4C0@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Charles, however it didn't work. Same as the solution for this error
> as recommended by MS didn't work.
>
> Oli, what DID work for me was THIS:
>
> Open services.msc Go to " Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator". If you
> have disabled it as I had (because it is said to be a potential security risk
> as mentioned in numerous places on the web), right click on it, go to
> 'Properties', change to 'manual' and Apply that.
>
> Now Update works again. Microsoft should amend its help screens as it isn't
> just those services it mentions!!


Thanks for posting your solution, dougjp.

It's true that RPC is a dependency of BITS.
And normally BITS is started manually so that having its dependency
missing might be harder to notice.

Were there at least some messages in the WindowsUpdate.log
to clue you in about the reason for the failure?


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> "Charles" wrote:
>
>> Have you check the following KB?
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;883614
>>
>> Charles
>> MCP 2003
>>
>> "dougjp" wrote:
>>
>> > The error states:
>> >
>> > Windows Update cannot continue because a required service application is
>> > disabled. Windows Update requires the following services:
>> > Automatic Updates enables detection, downloading, and installation of
>> > critical updates for your computer.
>> > Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) enables faster, restartable
>> > downloading of updates.
>> > Event Log logs Windows Update events for troubleshooting.
>> >
>> > All three of these services are showing as "Started". I have been using
>> > Update without problems before, and this is new today. Any ideas?
>> >
>> >


Re: 0x8DDD0018 error, Yet Required Services ARE Enabled