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Service 'Windows Installer' is missing on my Windows Server 2008 R2 When i tried to execute msi file it shows 'The windows installer service could not be accessed'. The service is not listed in on services.msc.

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The Windows Update screen comes up and I click on Download Updates. I then get the bar scrolling across the screen and it says Downloading Updates but the counts never increase (0 KB total, 0% complete). I've tried several things found via Google to resolve this but so far nothing has worked.

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Quoted from https://serverfault.com/questions/166318/windows-update-not-working-on-windows-2008-r2-standard-x64, except I don't have an unlicensed SQL Server 2008 running. I have also tried several things from Google, including WUInstall and setting up a separate WSUS server and nothing has worked so far.

I've re-registered and sfc'd about every DLL I can think of that might be at all related (a little over 150), I'm not using any proxy servers.

I've downloaded the updates manually, but Windows stalls with a 'Searching for updates' that never finishes searching.

Only errors I can find in my log are as follows:

Upon googling the first error, I came across some resolution steps:

  1. Click on Start and type services.msc into the search box, then click on services as it appears above. Scroll down the list to Windows Update, right click on it and select stop.

  2. Type this into the search box %windir%SoftwareDistribution click on 'Software Distribution' in the box above and delete the entire contents of the 'Download' folder.

  3. Go back and turn the Windows Update service back on.

Which, I've already tried, and no luck.

Later on, it says to download Microsoft's MicrosoftFixit.wu.Run.exe and try that, which I have and no luck. I've also tried Microsoft patch Windows6.1-KB947821-v14-x64.msu which stalls with the ever so annoying 'Searching for updates on this computer' forever.

I've tried downloading the third-party FixWU and nothing.

I've tried forcing a reinstall of the Windows Update agent using WindowsUpdateAgent30-x64.exe /wuforce

I've checked the PC for anti-viruses, rootkits, mal-ware, nothing of that sort. I reset all the VPN connections, and turned off the firewall temporarily, still nothing.

I've checked access permissions on C: and it's sub-folders, both built-in Users and Administrators have read/write privileges.

Also tried everything in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949358, and manually rebuilding/reinstalling the Windows Update agent.

I'm at my wit's end here, not sure what else to do/try, any suggestions???

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Follow the instructions at the bottom of this KB article to enable extended logging.

Also verify if Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is running correctly at the machine in question.

Check if BITS download jobs are being created by Windows Update Service running, as administrator:

Could you post your windowsupdate.log to a place like http://pastebin.com/?

You may also try to stop Windows Update Service (wuauserv) using

and delete the following folder and registry keys (and sub folders / sub keys):

Delete all BITS jobs related to Windows Update like in the example below

Having done that, start wuauserv again:

motobóimotobói

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Since I anyhow do not have permissions to edit @motobói s answer here all I did to get Windows Updates back up working. I did have to do a little bit more/different though.

Stop the following services:

  • Windows Update Service
  • Windows Installer
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)

Delete the following folders contents

  • %windir%SoftwareDistributionDatastore
  • %windir%SoftwareDistributionDownload

Delete registry keys (and sub folders / sub keys):

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdate
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsUpdate

Ensure services are set to start automatically (delayed)

  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
  • Windows Installer
  • Windows Update Service

Restart all services or reboot server

Start windows update and schedule it

Deleting registry results in loss of windows update settings.Start windows update once manually to ensure its working. Set update strategy as you want. (automatically)

Further more maybe try

As for me the steps mentioned above made windows update work again, but collected from the others answers you may'd like to try the following things:

Could you please to follow instructions at the bottom of this KB article and enable extended logging?

Check, too, if BITS download jobs are being created by Windows Update Service running, as administrator and delete all BITS jobs related to Windows Update like in the example below

Try reinstalling Windows Update Agent

thx @motobói and @Brian Deragon for bringing me on the right track

ManuelManuel
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(Probably, would not help the original poster, but may help someone who is directed here by Google). I just ran into a similar issue with Win 7: updates would not arrive, and KB947821 would be 'Searching for updates on this computer' forever. Turned out that BITS service for some reason was not running and was set to Manual start. After starting it (and returning it to delayed auto-start), updates seem to work (KB947821 also starts fine, but there was no more reason to run it anyway).

Alexey B.Alexey B.

For about the 'Searching for updates on this computer' part when installing with locally downloaded update file,I had the similar issue when installing Cumulative update for IE11

I tried to login with the Administrator account and then I can successfully install the downloaded update. Hope this will help someone.

zawhtutzawhtut

I had this same issue, and none of the suggestions worked for me except I noticed that Windows Update service had a hardware profile called 'Unblocked Profile' enabled on the Log On tab, and I disabled it and now Windows Update works.

sparkspark

Load the Windows Desktop Experience for 2008R2, taking all the defaults, load all the various options. Then when completed, reboot the server. After you log in and the Server is done and idle, go to Windows Update and download some updates. You should see the progress bar making progress. I found this is also true on Server 2012R2.

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  1. The file you will download is a compressed file with the '.zip' extension. You cannot directly install the '.zip' file. Because of this, first, double-click this file and open the file. You will see the file named 'Mfc71.dll' in the window that opens. Drag this file to the desktop with the left mouse button. This is the file you need.
  2. Copy the 'Mfc71.dll' file you extracted and paste it into the 'C:WindowsSystem32' folder.
  3. If your system is 64 Bit, copy the 'Mfc71.dll' file and paste it into 'C:WindowssysWOW64' folder.
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  4. First, we must run the Windows Command Promptas an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in 'cmd', but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in 'cmd' we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the 'Command Prompt' option among the search results, push the 'CTRL' + 'SHIFT' + 'ENTER
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    4. A verification window will pop up asking, 'Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?' Approve this action by saying, 'Yes'.
  5. Paste the command below into the Command Line that will open up and hit Enter. This command will delete the damaged registry of the Mfc71.dll file (It will not delete the file we pasted into the System32 folder; it will delete the registry in Regedit. The file we pasted into the System32 folder will not be damaged).
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  6. If the Windows you use has 64 Bit architecture, after running the command above, you must run the command below. This command will clean the broken registry of the Mfc71.dll file from the 64 Bit architecture (The Cleaning process is only with registries in the Windows Registry Editor. In other words, the dll file that we pasted into the SysWoW64 folder will stay as it is).
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  7. We need to make a clean registry for the dll file's registry that we deleted from Regedit (Windows Registry Editor). In order to accomplish this, copy and paste the command below into the Command Line and press Enter key.
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  8. If you are using a Windows with 64 Bit architecture, after running the previous command, you need to run the command below. By running this command, we will have created a clean registry for the Mfc71.dll file (We deleted the damaged registry with the previous command).
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  9. If you did all the processes correctly, the missing dll file will have been installed. You may have made some mistakes when running the Command Line processes. Generally, these errors will not prevent the Mfc71.dll file from being installed. In other words, the installation will be completed, but it may give an error due to some incompatibility issues. You can try running the program that was giving you this dll file error after restarting your computer. If you are still getting the dll file error when running the program, please try the 2nd method.

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  1. First, you must find the installation folder of the software (the software giving the dll error) you are going to install the dll file to. In order to find this folder, 'Right-Click > Properties' on the software's shortcut.
  2. Open the software file folder by clicking the Open File Location button in the 'Properties' window that comes up.
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  1. First, we must run the Windows Command Promptas an administrator.
    NOTE! We ran the Command Prompt on Windows 10. If you are using Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, you can use the same methods to run the Command Prompt as an administrator.
    1. Open the Start Menu and type in 'cmd', but don't press Enter. Doing this, you will have run a search of your computer through the Start Menu. In other words, typing in 'cmd' we did a search for the Command Prompt.
    2. When you see the 'Command Prompt' option among the search results, push the 'CTRL' + 'SHIFT' + 'ENTER
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    4. A verification window will pop up asking, 'Do you want to run the Command Prompt as with administrative permission?' Approve this action by saying, 'Yes'.
  2. After typing the command below into the Command Line, push Enter.
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  3. Depending on your computer's performance and the amount of errors on your system, this process can take some time. You can see the progress on the Command Line. Wait for this process to end. After the scan and repair processes are finished, try running the software giving you errors again.

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