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Microsoft Update providing 403 error code?

Published: 2009-12-11
Last Updated: 2009-12-11 22:41:07 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 3)
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We've had two separate reports this morning from readers telling us, when they try to visit the Microsoft Update site (for XP or 2003) they are receiving 403 error messages.  One of the emails we received details having to remove MS Update and reinstall it in order to get updates to work again.

Can anyone else replicate this issue?  We've tried from several locations globally and we can't reproduce the problem.

Instructions on how to remove MS Update:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/901037

Update: Thanks to all that have written in and commented on this thread.  We've had contact from Microsoft and they are looking into it.  It seems that there are a lot of people experiencing this problem.  Thanks again.

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

 

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