When reviewing my Windows XP client eventlogs I encountered the following two error messages:
The client did not receive any Security Updates since those eventsstarted. For whatever reason the SoftwareDistribution database used by “Automatic Updates” service become corrupted. To fix this problem:
- Go to Services.msc and stop “Automatic Updates” service
- Go to C:\Windows and rename/delete folder C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\
- Start “Automatic Updates” service
Immediately after “Automatic Updates” service was started my client download the patches from the WSUS server.