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When I try to install updates from Microsoft's site I get an error saying "Updates were not successfully installed." This happens during both manual and automatic updating. I search google.com high and low and cannot find a fix that works. This is the specific error from the WindowsUpdate.log


FATAL: Error: 0x80070005. wuauclt handler: failed to spawn COM server
FATAL: 0x80070005: ERROR: Remote update handler container process created (PID: 1656), but exited before signaling event

Please help, thank you!:pray:
 

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One other possibility is that the default DCOM access permissions on the machine have somehow become corrupted. This can sometimes happen if the DCOMCnfg tool is used to view or edit the default access permission ACLs.

You can check this by doing the following:

1. launch regedit.exe
2. Locate the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Ole
3. Look for the value "DefaultAccessPermission" (NOT DefaultLaunchPermission)

If this value exists, it is possible that the value has been corrupted or are incorrect. If you don't have the need for specific default permissions, you can restore the original permissions on the machine by deleting this value (do not delete the entire reg key, just that one value.)
 
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