Event ID 8 is logged in the Application log

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SYMPTOMS

One or both of the following event messages may be logged in the Application log:

Message 1
Event Type: Error
Event Source: crypt32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8
Date: date
Time: time
User: user name
Computer: computer name
Description:
Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt> with error: This operation returned because the timeout period expired.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://support.microsoft.com.
Message 2
Event Type: Error
Event Source: crypt32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8
Date: date
Time: time
User: user name
Computer: computer name
Description:
Failed auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt> with error: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://support.microsoft.com.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the Update Root Certificates component is turned on and the computer cannot connect to the Windows Update server on the Internet. The Update Root Certificates component automatically updates trusted root-certificate authorities from the Microsoft Update server at regular intervals.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this behavior, you must connect to the Internet or turn off the Update Root Certificates component. To turn off the Update Root Certificates component, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Click to clear the Update Root Certificates check box, and then continue with the Windows Components Wizard.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
926839 The SQL Server service stops when you run the Add/Remove Windows Components wizard on a new installation of Windows Server 2003 S

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

The Update Root Certificates component uses the WinHTTP API to communicate with the Windows Update server. If your computer is behind a proxy server, you may have to set the proxy settings by using the Proxycfg.exe utility. To configure WinHTTP by using Proxycfg.exe, follow these steps:
  1. Start the Proxycfg.exe utility from the "<Systemroot>\System32" folder. If you cannot locate the Proxycfg.exe utility in the "<Systemroot>\System32" folder, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
    830605 The Proxycfg.exe configuration tool is available for WinHTTP 5.1
  2. Determine the proxy server name that you use.
  3. At the command prompt, configure your computer by using the Proxycfg.exe utility with one of the following settings:
    • To see the current proxy settings for WinHTTP, type proxycfg, and then press RETURN. By default, the current proxy setting should be "Proxy Direct." If you have Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) 3.0 SP1 or earlier versions, the current proxy setting may be "Not Set." In this scenario, type proxycfg -d, and then press RETURN to restore the default proxy settings for WinHTTP.
    • To not use any proxy servers when connecting server-to-server, type proxycfg -d, and then press RETURN.
    • To use a proxy server when connecting server-to-server, type proxycfg -p, type the proxy servers you want to use, and then press RETURN. Additionally, you can add optional bypass lists for servers that will not be accessed through a proxy. You can find acceptable proxy server formats or bypass formats in the the Proxycfg.exe utility ReadMe.txt file.
    • To import proxy information from the settings that Internet Explorer uses to connect to the Internet, also known as the WinInet settings, and to include this proxy information in the WinHTTP settings, type proxycfg -u, and then press RETURN.
  4. Stop and restart Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS).
The following are some command line examples using Proxycfg.exe:
  • Example 1: proxycfg -d -p my Proxy Server:80 "<local>"

    This example shows the most common use for Proxycfg.exe. This command specifies that both HTTP and HTTPS servers must be accessed through the proxy server that is named "my Proxy Server" with a port number of 80, unless the host name does not contain a period. In this case, the -d option has no effect.
  • Example 2: proxycfg -p my Proxy Server

    This example specifies that both HTTP and HTTPS servers must be accessed through the proxy server that is named "my Proxy Server." It specifies no bypass list.
  • Example 3: proxycfg -p "http=http_proxy https=https_proxy" "<local>;*.microsoft.com"

    This example specifies that HTTP servers must be accessed through the http_proxy proxy, and that HTTPS servers must be accessed through https_proxy. Local intranet sites and host names that do not contain a period, and any site in the .microsoft.com domain, bypass the proxy.
For more information about how to troubleshoot problems with Internet connections, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314095 How to troubleshoot possible causes of Internet connection problems in Windows XP

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Article ID: 317541 - Last Review: May 17, 2010 - Revision: 11.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional 64-Bit Edition (Itanium)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
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