If you are seeing Error Code 80244022 when trying to run Windows Update on either a workstation or server then it’s likely that computer had its updates deployed via WSUS or a similar patch deployment platform.
From time to time the link between the computer and the patch deployment management service will break triggering Error Code 80244022 whenever you try and check for new updates from the desktop of the computer.
If Windows Updates is no longer being managed by WSUS or a similar platform then the fix is rather easy.
- Open registry editor by clicking Start menu –> Run and typing regedit – click OK
- Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
- Modify the value of UseWUServer and change it from 1 to 0. The zero disables Windows Updates from using WSUS.
- Now go into Services.msc and restart the Windows Update Service.
- You should now be able to check for new available Windows Updates.
What causes Windows Update Error Code 80244022?
I still haven’t found exactly what breaks the Windows Updates to result in Error Code 80244022 but I do believe there are various reasons like the WSUS platform being decommissioned or even migrated. I do know though that I have seen Error Code 80244022 more than enough times. Whatever the cause of Error Code 80244022 the above fix should work.
Microsoft is still persistent in getting everyone to upgrade to Windows 10 and like it or not they’re going to keep reminding us by using a nagging notification installed from Windows Updates.
Every now and then I’ll see Error code 0x80244015 when running Windows Updates on a server. The error seems to occur before any available updates can be found. Even though I mostly see error code 0x80244015 on Windows 2008 R2 I assume the easy fix is the same for any other version of Microsoft Windows.
Download and install the free version of CCleaner and then run it to clean up the hard disk. When CCleaner has finished doing its job try running Windows Updates again, it should now work.
If you don’t want to install a 3rd party application on your server then run the ‘Disk Clean-up’ feature within Microsoft Windows.
If you are getting Error code 0x80244015 in a WSUS environment then take a read over this.
Its that time of year again that we turn up to work with a six pack of beer and without a care in the world. We’ll eat pizza until we fall asleep and maybe we’ll check one or two emails (if you’re crazy enough).
Microsoft is now pushing the Windows 10 upgrade via Windows Update KB3012973 which should be fine for single deployments but what about mass deployments over an enterprise?
Mozilla has decided to block all versions of Adobe Flash in FireFox to protect users from vulnerabilities found in Flash. It’s likely you have the Flash plugin installed on your browsers or if you work in IT you probably already know how risky it can be having an out dated version of Flash installed.
It’s always interesting to see what naming conventions other sysadmins use when it comes to deploying servers.
Some of the common naming conventions I’ve seen over the years are named after characters from cartoons, the planets, colours, girls names, months, and of course the default name entered during the Windows install.
One of the pains I have with Windows 10 is a small feature with the Search the web and Windows tool-bar. If you’re like me and browse MS Windows at speed then this is one function you’ll want to disable.
Some basic CMD commands that are useful when troubleshooting networking issues on Microsoft Windows.
Its always useful to have quick access to Cheat Sheets and reference guides so here are some based on Linux that I’ve useful.