Windows Update Trouble, Error Code : 0x80072F78



Tristan
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
Hi, Tristan here running Windows xp pro
i live on a university campus, using a proxy server and cannot download
utilize
the windows update tool, when i try to i am prompted with an Error code of
0x80072F78, after using the windows troubleshooting center and a specific
article on such an error code the problem still persists. I have meticulously
followed the instructions to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated,
is this problem related to the fact that i use a proxy server and that it may
be blocking access to windows update?
Cheers
Tristan

TaurArian
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=836985
You receive Initialization error 0x80072F78 while the Windows Update Web site is
loading
Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. In the
upper right on the page, you will see the following:
[Error number: 0x80072F78

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/support/updateauthen.mspx
Troubleshooting Windows Update v.5 Authentication Issue
See: Issue 1 symptoms
This issue may occur when you first connect to the Windows Update site, when the
Windows Update component is checking for the latest version of the Windows Update
software. A message similar to the following will be displayed, with the error number
specified:• Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested
page. In the upper right on the page, you will see the following: [Error number:
0x80072F78].


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;885819
You experience problems when you access the Windows Update Version 5 Web site through
a server that is running ISA Server




Tristan wrote:
> Hi, Tristan here running Windows xp pro
> i live on a university campus, using a proxy server and cannot
> download utilize
> the windows update tool, when i try to i am prompted with an Error
> code of 0x80072F78, after using the windows troubleshooting center
> and a specific article on such an error code the problem still
> persists. I have meticulously followed the instructions to no avail.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated, is this problem related to the
> fact that i use a proxy server and that it may be blocking access to
> windows update?
> Cheers
> Tristan


Windows Update Trouble, Error Code : 0x80072F78