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Consider the following scenario:
This issue occurs if the URL under the Group Policy setting 'Specify intranet Microsoft update service location' is invalid.
For Example, corp.contoso.com or an IPaddress is invalid.
To resolve this issue, follow steps below:
The above group policy setting lets you specify a server on your network to function as an internal update service. Automatic Updates will search this service for updates that apply to the computers on your network.
To use this setting, you must set two server name values: the server from which Automatic Updates detects and downloads updates, and the server to which updated workstations upload statistics. You can set both values to be the same server.
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