Troubleshooting Error Code 80072EE2 – Windows Update Web Site
This is not a VBScript problem, but a problem accessing Microsoft’s Update service.
The Symptoms You Get with Error 80072EE2
You are trying to update Microsoft Defender, or contact Microsoft’s Update Web site. Similar error messages are:
The Cause of Error Code 80072EE2
There are two or three reasons for this error.
a) The update site really is unavailable.
b) There is a problem with your network connection, particularly with your firewall settings.
c) You have just installed a program that blocks, or interferes, with the connection to Microsoft’s update service.
Firstly, seek more information by examining the Windowsupdate.log. Navigate thus:
%SYSTEMROOT%\Windowsupdate.log (usually C:\windows\Windowsupdate.log).
1) Here is specific advice, check your internet connection can you contact: update.microsoft.com or windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
1a) It is worth adding Microsoft’s site to your Trusted Sites in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer, Tools Menu, Internet Options, Trusted Sites. Now add:
2) Examine your firewall settings, try turning off the firewall temporarily and see if you can connect to the update service.
3) If you have any file download accelerators and internet speed accelerators, then blame them. Try removing such accelerator software.
Similar Error Messages
When you try to contact Microsoft’s Update Web site. You may also see:
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Do you need additional help?
- For interpreting the WSH messages check Diagnose 800 errors.
- For general advice try my 7 Troubleshooting techniques.
- See master list of 0800 errors.
- Codes beginning 08004…
- Codes beginning 08005…
- Codes beginning 08007…
- Codes beginning 0800A…
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