May 122008

Automatic Updates service on Windows XP may be stopped with the following error

Could not start the Automatic Updates service on local computer. Error 0×80004015: The class is configured to run as a security ID different from the caller.

This can happen when your Windows XP clients download their updates from the WSUS server and is due to a permissions issue. The quickest and the easiest solution would be to reset the permissions on the Automatic Updates client and then try and detect the Automatic Update Server once again.

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