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    Update error code 80072F8F

    One PC out of 4 in a domain (DC is Windows 2012 R2 Essentials) can not perform Windows Updates. The error code is: 80072F8F is displayed each time the check for updates button is clicked. The PC in question is running Windows 7 Professional SP1.

    Update error code 80072F8F-wu-fail-error-jpg

    The CBS file is large so it will be uploaded shortly.

    I have run SFCFix with the following results:

    SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
    Start time: 2016-12-02 18:03:03.039
    Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
    Not using a script file.




    AutoAnalysis::
    SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
    CBS & SFC total detected corruption count: 0
    CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count: 0
    CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count: 0
    SURT total detected corruption count: 1
    SURT total unimportant corruption count: 0
    SURT total fixed corruption count: 0
    AutoAnalysis:: directive completed successfully.


    Successfully processed all directives.

    Failed to generate a complete zip file. Upload aborted.


    SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
    Currently storing 0 datablocks.
    Finish time: 2016-12-02 18:12:47.313
    ----------------------EOF-----------------------

    Thank you.
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    Last edited by EWH; 12-02-2016 at 07:52 PM. Reason: Left stuff out


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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    I can't upload the CBS.zip by dropping SFCFixScript on SFCFix.exe - doesn't appear as an attachment to the post ????

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    just copying from another thread
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    :: if the file is too big to upload to your next post please upload via a service such as Dropbox or One Drive or SendSpace and just provide the link.

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    Here is the CBS zip file location : https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqiRZweiEQxWa1dVdjvgG4Vo0TM

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    Hi there EWH,

    Have you verified that the system date and time are correct?
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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    Quote Originally Posted by zcomputerwiz View Post
    Hi there EWH,

    Have you verified that the system date and time are correct?
    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes - I have checked the system time and date as well as the BIOS time.

    I have also tried everything imaginable from MS and other sites (more than 6 hours of time wasted).

    So, I finally resorted to using WSUS Offline Updater (free) to bring the system up to date. That solved my problem to the extent of being able to install client software that had been failing due to a needed MS update.

    It did not, however, fix the underlying problem. Windows Update still does not work on this PC and continues to throw the 80072F8F error. At this point any more effort would be a waste.

    The system will be used for the next 4 months and then either rebuilt or replaced.

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    I could take a look at the logs if you would like.

    Please zip and attach C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    Quote Originally Posted by zcomputerwiz View Post
    I could take a look at the logs if you would like.

    Please zip and attach C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
    The PC is in use until this evening. I will upload the windowsupdate log later this evening.

    THanks
    zcomputerwiz says thanks for this.

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    The windows update log exceeded the file limit of 976kb (it's 1.08mb) so you can find it here:

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqiRZweiEQxWghQcxvV9JDMUELML

    Thanks - but don't spend too much time on this - I did have a work around as I mentioned.

    Ed

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    Re: Update error code 80072F8F

    Code:
    2016-12-05	12:26:24:529	 352	d44	Misc	WARNING: Send failed with hr = 80072f8f.
    2016-12-05	12:26:24:529	 352	d44	Misc	WARNING: SendRequest failed with hr = 80072f8f. Proxy List used: <(null)> Bypass List used : <(null)> Auth Schemes used : <>
    2016-12-05	12:26:24:529	 352	d44	Misc	WARNING: WinHttp: SendRequestUsingProxy failed for <https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v11/3/win7sp1/windowsupdate/selfupdate/wuident.cab>. error 0x80072f8f
    Does this machine have a firewall product installed? If so, try turning it off temporarily.
    Try visiting the page https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v11...te/wuident.cab with a web browser, it should download wuident.cab
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