Microsoft Update [Error number: 0x800A01B6]

Written by James McDonald

July 27, 2011

Running wupdmgr on a Windows XP Pro SP3 Box throws “[Error number: 0x800A01B6].” in Internet Explorer
Trying wupdmgr on several Windows XP Pro Boxes and the error is duplicated.

Cisco ASA firewall configured to do ActiveX Filtering blocking the Windows Update ActiveX component

Turn off ActiveX filtering for Microsoft Update sites.

Using the ADSM console created this code:

filter activex except 

Note: This turns off ActiveX globally and may not be what you want.


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