Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Microsoft Update Error: Files required to use Microsoft Update

Just received an error on a client machine that I have never seen before: Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:
  • Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended)
  • Let me read about more steps that might be required to solve the problem.

The first option, when I ran it a couple of times, once after a reboot did not work. The second option took me to a non-descript search page with no indication as to what I was to search for!

So, after some searching, I came up with this:

To do this firstly click on the “Start” button then “Run” and enter the following command into the “Run” dialog box

· regsvr32 wuapi.dll

You should then receive a message to say it was successful.

The above process then needs to be done for each of the following commands:
· regsvr32 wups.dll
· regsvr32 wuaueng.dll
· regsvr32 wucltui.dll
· regsvr32 atl.dll
· regsvr32 msxml3.dll

After running these commands, reboot the system, head back to the Microsoft Update site and you should be good to go.

Hats off to Daniel Petri's Forums for this information!

Happy SBSing!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists.

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