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Re: Administrator Rights?
From: "Brad Germany" <b.germany () mchsi com>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 16:16:35 -0600

Ran into the same thing on my home system and a machine I was building up at work. I downloaded the patches and ran them manually with no problems. I did a file verification afterwards to make sure. Never trust windowsupdate site to verify a patch load. Either use a reputable scanner or verify the files through explorer.


----- Original Message ----- From: <dmorrow5 () satx rr com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 09:31 PM
Subject: Administrator Rights?

I'd like to think I'm somewhat computer savvy, but this one escapes me...running XP, trying to run Windows Update. All but one or two updates will fail. I've done some research that suggested a necessary service may not have started, but this is not the case. When looking at the user account, they are designated as Administrator. However, Windows Update says it won't install the updates unless it's accomplished by an administrator. Any suggestions?

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