How do you fix error code 0x80072ee2?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error code 0x80072ee2 is a Windows Update error that occurs when the update server is not available, the update is blocked by Policy, or there is an issue with the update itself. This error can also happen if the computer is not connected to the internet, the DNS server is not responding, or the computer is behind a firewall that is blocking Windows Update.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

  1. Press the "Windows" key on your keyboard and type "cmd".
  2. Right-click on the "cmd" window and select "Run as administrator".
  3. Type "shutdown -r -t 0" and press enter.
  4. Restart your computer.

2. Try running Windows Update Troubleshooter

  1. Open the Windows Update Troubleshooter by selecting Start > Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot.
  2. In the Troubleshoot window, click on the Advanced button.
  3. In the Advanced Troubleshooting window, click on the Start button.
  4. In the Run dialog box, type wuauclt.exe and then press Enter.
  5. In the Windows Update Troubleshooter window, click on the Next button.
  6. In the Update Settings window, select the Include All Networks check box.
  7. In the Confirm Settings window, click on the Next button.
  8. In the Summary window, click on the Finish button.
  9. If the problem is not resolved, please post back in the discussion forum with more information about the error code and steps to troubleshoot the issue.

3. Try using a different computer

  1. First, make sure you are using the correct computer. If you are not sure which computer you are using, try using the Windows Start menu and typing "Command Prompt" in the search box. If you are using a Microsoft Windows operating system, you will see the "Command Prompt" option in the Start menu. If you are using a different operating system, you will need to find instructions for how to access a command prompt on that system.
  2. Next, you will need to determine the error code 0x80072ee2. To do this, you can use the following steps: a. Open the "Command Prompt" on the computer that you are trying to fix the error on. b. Type "cd C:\Windows\System32" and press Enter. c. Type "info.exe" and press Enter. d. If you receive an error message, please read the following guide to fix error code 0x80072ee2: How to Fix Error Code 0x80072ee2 in Windows
  3. If you are not receiving any errors, you can try to fix the error code by following the steps in the guide to fix error code 0x80072ee2: How to Fix Error Code 0x80072ee2 in Windows

4. Clear the Windows Update cache

  1. From the Start menu, open Settings.
  2. Under Update & Security, click Windows Update.
  3. On the Windows Update screen, click Change settings.
  4. Under Detailed update settings, click the Remove updates button.
  5. Click the Show all updates button.
  6. On the Update history screen, select the updates you want to remove.
  7. Click the Remove button.
  8. Click the OK button.
  9. Restart your computer.

5. Reset the Windows Update Components

  1. Open the "Control Panel"
  2. Click on "System and Security"
  3. Under the heading "Windows Update", click on "Update Services"
  4. On the "Windows Update Services" page, click on "Restore settings"
  5. Under the heading "Server type", select "Windows Server 2003"
  6. Click on "Next"
  7. On the "Restore settings" page, click on "Advanced settings"
  8. On the "Advanced settings" page, click on "Server role"
  9. Under the heading "Server role", select "Active Directory Domain Services"
  10. Click on "Next"
  11. On the "Restore settings" page, click on "Update settings"
  12. On the "Update settings" page, click on "Check for updates"
  13. If there are updates, click on "Install updates"
  14. If there are no updates, click on "Close"
  15. Click on "OK" to close the "Update Services" window
  16. Click on "Restart" to restart the Windows Update service

If the answers above didn't work then you should also try:

  1. Try running the SFC scan.
  2. Try running DISM.
  3. Try creating a new user account.