Oct 26 2023 12:10 AM
Oct 26 2023 12:10 AM
Whenever i try to update Microsoft Virus and threat protection definition updates, it shows an error code 80072ee2. Please suggest on how to remediate this error.
Oct 26 2023 01:13 AM
When you encounter error code 80072ee2 while updating Microsoft Virus and threat protection definition updates on Windows Server 2016, it's typically associated with network or connectivity problems.
Here are steps to try to resolve this issue:
Verify Your Internet Connection: Ensure that your server has a reliable internet connection as network issues are a common cause of this error.
Utilize the Windows Update Troubleshooter: Make use of the built-in Windows Update Troubleshooter to automatically identify and fix common update-related problems. To run the troubleshooter, follow these steps:
Review Proxy Settings: If you are using a proxy server, ensure that your proxy settings are correctly configured. Here's how:
Inspect Windows Firewall Settings: Check your Windows Firewall settings to ensure that they are not blocking the updates. Ensure that Windows Defender can access the internet. You can temporarily disable the firewall to check if it's the source of the issue, but remember to re-enable it afterward.
Check Date and Time Settings: Incorrect date and time settings can occasionally cause update problems. Confirm that your server's date and time settings are correctly configured.
Verify DNS Configuration: Ensure that your DNS server settings are accurate. Your server should be able to resolve domain names to IP addresses. Incorrect DNS settings can lead to update failures.
Address Software Conflicts: Certain third-party software can interfere with Windows updates. Temporarily disable or uninstall any third-party security software and attempt to update Windows Defender.
Ensure System Updates: Confirm that your server has all the latest Windows updates installed. Outdated Windows system components can sometimes disrupt Windows Defender updates.
Evaluate Group Policy Settings: If your server is part of a domain, examine group policy settings that may impose restrictions on Windows Defender updates. Your system administrator can assist with this.
Reset Windows Update Components: At times, resetting Windows Update components can resolve update-related issues. Follow these steps:
net stop wuauserv net stop cryptSvc net stop bits net stop msiserver Ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old Ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old net start wuauserv net start cryptSvc net start bits net start msiserver
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