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Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista-based computers, for Windows Server 2008-based computers, for Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers, and for Windows 7-based computers. Microsoft released the System Update Readiness Tool to resolve certain conditions that could cause installing updates and other software not to work. You do not have to manually run this tool. This tool is offered automatically through Windows Update to computers that have a condition that the tool could resolve.
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Update information

After you download the System Update Readiness Tool, it runs a onetime scan for inconsistencies that might prevent future servicing operations. This scan typically takes less than 15 minutes to run. However, the tool might take significantly longer on some computers. The Windows Update progress bar is not updated during the scan, and progress seems to stop at 60% complete for some time. This behavior is expected. The scan is still running and you should not cancel the update.

The System Update Readiness Tool is available from the Windows Update Web site. To obtain this update, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start Collapse this image Expand this image Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Security.
  2. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.

    Important This update is offered on Windows Update only to computers that have a condition that the tool could resolve.


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MORE INFORMATION

What is the System Update Readiness Tool?

System resources, such as file data, registry data, and even in-memory data, can develop inconsistencies during the lifetime of the operating system. These inconsistencies might be caused by various hardware failures or might be caused by software issues. In some cases, these inconsistencies can affect the Windows servicing store, and they can cause software updates not to work. The System Update Readiness Tool tries to resolve these inconsistencies.
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What does the System Update Readiness Tool do?

The System Update Readiness Tool verifies the integrity of the following resources:

  • Files that are located under the following directories:
    • %SYSTEMROOT%\Servicing\Packages
    • %SYSTEMROOT%\WinSxS\Manifests
  • Registry data that is located under the following registry subkeys:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Components
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Schema
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing

Note This list may be updated at any time.

When the System Update Readiness Tool detects incorrect manifests, files, or registry data, it might replace the incorrect data with a corrected version.
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What Windows Update installation errors can the System Update Readiness Tool potentially address?

The following table lists error messages that you might receive when you try to install a software update. These errors might be caused by a system irregularity that the System Update Readiness Tool might be able to resolve. However, the tool might be unable to fix all instances in which these errors occur. Collapse this table Expand this table

CodeErrorDescription
0x80070002 ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND The system cannot find the file specified.
0x8007000D ERROR_INVALID_DATA The data is invalid.
0x800F081F CBS_E_SOURCE_MISSING The source for the package or file not found.
0x80073712 ERROR_SXS_COMPONENT_STORE_CORRUPT The component store is in an inconsistent state.
0x800736CC ERROR_SXS_FILE_HASH_MISMATCH A component's file does not match the verification information present in the component manifest.
0x800705B9 ERROR_XML_PARSE_ERROR Unable to parse the requested XML data.
0x80070246 ERROR_ILLEGAL_CHARACTER An invalid character was encountered.
0x8007370D ERROR_SXS_IDENTITY_PARSE_ERROR An identity string is malformed.
0x8007370B ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_NAME The name of an attribute in an identity is not within the valid range.
0x8007370A ERROR_SXS_INVALID_IDENTITY_ATTRIBUTE_VALUE The value of an attribute in an identity is not within the valid range.
0x80070057 ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER The parameter is incorrect.
0x800B0100 TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE No signature was present in the subject.
0x80092003 CRYPT_E_FILE_ERROR An error occurred while Windows Update reads or writes to a file.
0x800B0101 CERT_E_EXPIRED A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or the time stamp in the signed file.
0x8007371B ERROR_SXS_TRANSACTION_CLOSURE_INCOMPLETE One or more required members of the transaction are not present.
0x80070490 ERROR_NOT_FOUND Windows could not search for new updates.


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Information for advanced users

Microsoft Download Center

You can manually download the System Update Readiness Tool from the Microsoft Download Center.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Operating systemDownload link
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Vista Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=167357)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Vista Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=167363)
All supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=183285)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=183286)
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=167361)
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 7 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=167366)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=167367)
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=180979)
All supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2 Collapse this image Expand this image Download Download the update package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=180980)

Logging

The System Update Readiness Tool creates a log file that captures any issues that the tool found or fixed. The log file is located at the following location:

  • %SYSTEMROOT%\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log
  • %SYSTEMROOT%\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log


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REFERENCES

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 824684 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Web Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate


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  • Last Updated :17-6-2014 22:39:04
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