Windows update error 80072ee2

Windows update error 80072ee2 this appears when the user is installing updates via WSUS or when downloading updates form the Windows Update Center over the Internet.

Staff Asked on September 13, 2017 in Microsoft Windows.
Add Comment
4 Solution(s)

Solution 1: Delete SoftwareDistribution and run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

Delete SoftwareDistribution

  1. Windows Start. Type “services “in the search bar and press enter. A services window will pop up.

    RE: Windows update error 80072ee2

  2. Look for “Windows Update” service. Right click it and select stop. (Don’t close the window yet)
  3. Browse to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\download
  4. Crt + A to highlight all files. Press right click on the highlighted files. The select delete. Wait until all files are deleted.
  5. Return to the services window. Look for “Windows Update” service, right-click it and select start.
  6. Restart your computer.

Run DISM command with sfc /scannow command

  1. Click Windows Start, type in Command prompt.

    RE: Windows update error 80072ee2

  2. Right click and run as Admin.
  3. Type in or copy and paste this command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth to the Command Prompt.
  4. Wait until the process is complete.
  5. Type in or copy and paste this command  sfc /scannow to the Command Prompt.
  6. Wait until the process is complete, and then Run Windows update.
Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
Add Comment

Solution 2.  Run Windowsupdate.diagcab

  1. Download Windowsupdate.diagcab tool from Microsoft. Please see link https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10164
  2. Install and Run Windowsupdate.diagcab,
  3. If all indicators are green, close the Windowsupdate.diagcab and run Windows Updates.

    RE: Windows update error 80072ee2

Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
Add Comment

Solution 3. Delete bad registry 

Check the status of your internet connection. If it is good and the problem still exists, try to restart your computer or turn off your firewall. If the problem still occurs, some of this connection problem may be caused by a bad registry. If that is the case, please see below.

  1. Press Windows start. Type “Regedit “in the search bar and press Enter. A registry editor window will pop up.
  2. In the registry editor, left click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE => SOFTWARE => Policies => Microsoft => Windows => WindowsUpdate folder.
  3. A WUServer and WIStatusServer keys will appear at the right side. Right click both keys and delete.

    RE: Windows update error 80072ee2

  4. Then, Restart your computer.  Run Windows Updates and Check for Updates.
Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
Add Comment

Solution 4. Start  WsusPool and increase Private Memory Limit

NOTE: For Windows Server only

Check the status of your internet connection, if the connection is good, turn off your firewall or reset proxy settings. If the problem still exists, check if WsusPool in a stopped mode or the Private Memory Limit is set to the default value of 1843200 KB.

  1. If this is the case go to Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
  2. Click Application Pools. 

    RE: Windows update error 80072ee2

  3. Turn WsusPool in Start mode.
  4. Then click Advance setting to check Private Memory Limit.
  5. If set to the default value of 1843200 KB, increase it to 40000000 KB or more depending on your environment.
Staff Answered on September 13, 2017.
Add Comment

Your Solution

By posting your solution, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.