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Updates are not downloaded or the “Automatic Updates” icon does not display the status of downloads when you enable the Automatic Updates service
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When you enable the Automatic Updates service, you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
Note This issue does not affect updates that come from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), from the Microsoft Windows Update Web site, or from the Microsoft Update Web site.
During periods of heavy download traffic, the Automatic Updates service can reschedule download requests on a day-to-day basis. This rescheduling can occur over several days.
The Automatic Updates service is designed to resume and complete the download as quickly as possible. Usually, the update will usually be downloaded and installed in several days. However, you can manually install the updates. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about how to configure the Automatic Updates service, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/327838/ )How to schedule automatic updates in Windows Server 2003, in Windows XP, and in Windows 2000
In a corporate environment where you require control over specific content and scheduling, you must configure WSUS. For more information about WSUS, visit the following Web site: