Tue, May 22 2012 22:34
KB2518864, KB2633880 and KB2572073 keep getting reoffered
If you are still seeing these updates get offered up over and over again...
and you are running Windows XP or Server 2003 sp2
...and you have "download but do not install" as your windows update settings
Try this - you'll need to reset your Windowsupdate settings.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 Use that fixit to reset it.
The underlying issue was a Microsoft update detection problem with http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2656353. This update supercedes (takes the place of) KB2518864, KB2633880 and KB2572073. When KB2656353 was removed from the update servers to get ready for a rerelease, it caused an issue where these three old .net's got reoffered.
For those with automatic updates enabled, you got .net's over and over again but could go to the yellow icon, click on it, and get rid of the faulty detection. For anyone with "download but do not install", you have the patches stuck in your software distribution folder.
So here's what I'm recommending, use the fixit in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058 to reset your software distribution folder.
Let me know if that works.
That didn't work. Try this:
Method 10: Empty the software distribution folder
Filed under: Security
- Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
Note On a Windows Vista-based computer, click Start, type services.msc in the Start Search box, right-click services.msc, and then click Run as administrator.
- In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Stop.
- Minimize the Services (local) window.
- Select all the contents of the Windows distribution folder, and then delete them.
Note By default, the Windows distribution folder is located in the drive:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder. In this location, drive is a placeholder for the drive where Windows is installed.
- Make sure that the Windows distribution folder is empty, and then maximize the Services (local) window.
- In the Services (Local) pane, right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Start.
- Restart the computer, and then run Windows Update again.