Thursday, February 10, 2011

Windows Vista Update Error 0x80072EFD

Could not update Vista SP1 due to 0x80072EFD error, so I started out by manually updating to SP2.  No success.  This was driving me absolutely insane until I actually read the C:\windows\windowsupdate.log file.

First, try resetting the HTTP proxy through an elevated command prompt with the following command:

netsh winhttp show proxy

If you are still receiving this error, be sure you follow this KB:

If this does not resolve the problem, try resetting Windows Update Components with the following Microsoft Fix It:

If this still does not work, be sure that WSUS GPO & registry settings are NOT in place!

First check GPO:

Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Update, under the setting "Configure automatic updates."  If this is already set to "Not configured," then check registry settings under:


For any WSUS keys.  Deleting the WSUS keys I found in the registry remediated my issue.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Android Corporate Exchange Setup - Username or Password Incorrect

I spent a lot of time ensuring ActiveSync was working properly for a client on Exchange 2010--they have a lot of iPhones and I wanted to be sure everything top-notch.

When attempting to activate a Motorola Droid 2 with the Exchange server, I kept receiving the error "Username or password incorrect" despite the fact that the username & password were both in fact correct.  I was also unable to enter a server name no matter what.

I managed to solve the issue by entering a completely incorrect email address ( before finally being prompted for the server.  After entering the FQDN of the mail server, I was able to successfully authenticate the account.