I fixed it, or perhaps there was a latency issue here. I cleaned
out the cache in IE, and after about 3 reboots running wupdmgr
went to the site correctly. I was on the net since I could get
to microsoft.com; it was when I clicked on the windows update
there that I landed back at the MS dhcp site.
So the moral is to wait, I think -- or clear out IE's cache. And I
might add when you are doing that, change the default cache
size. The default is to use some percantage of your disk. I
now set the cache to 50M to keep from seeing 180K tmp
files on machines I don't see very often (yes, two people's
ThinkPads litterally had 180K files on them).
--STeve Andre' (Political Science)
On Thursday 21 August 2003 04:06 pm, STeve Andre' wrote:
> I just got a ThinkPad in today which I haven't seen in a long
> time. I've brought it up to SP4 and the kb832980 level, and
> then went online with it to apply the other patches via windows
> I had to go to the dhcp registration page. Fine, that made sense
> so I did that.
> But now, I'm still redirected to the dhcp site when I try to run
> wupdmgr.exe (windows update). I conclude that something
> thinks the machine is infected.
> Am I missing somewhere that talks about this? Have I found
> a problem that needs to be addressed? At this point I have a
> user who is not completely up to date, and I really don't want
> to give them the compuer back 'till I am completely there... So
> am I missing something (again) ? ;-)
> --STeve Andre' (Political Science)