Automatic Updates Failed. Error number: 0x8DDD0018

I attempted to update a windows 2003 server using windows update but I go the following error:

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[Error number: 0x8DDD0018]
The site cannot continue because one or more of these Windows services is not running:
·    Automatic Updates (allows the site to find, download and install high-priority updates for your computer)
·    Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) (helps updates download more quickly and without problems if the download process is interrupted)
·    Event Log (keeps a record of updating activities to help with troubleshooting, if needed)
To make sure these services are running:
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. Type services.msc and then click OK.
3. In the list of services, double-click on Automatic Updates and then click Properties.
4. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
5. Verify that the Service status is started, if the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
6. In the list of services, double-click on Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and then click Properties.
7. In the Startup type list, select Manual and click Apply.
8. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.
9. In the list of services, double-click on Event Log and then click Properties.
10. In the Startup type list, select Automatic and click Apply.
11. Verify that the Service status is started, If the Service Status is Stopped click on the Start Button.

I verified that the services were running, but I got the same error. After some research I found that changing the Startup type on the Automatic Update Service to ‘Automatic’ fixed the problem. Sounds like a bug to me.

1 Comment

  1. Awesome, hard to believe 1 small change from manual to auto would solve the problem.,
    Like the services are all started, no go until 1 click & instant resolution.

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