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Broken Microsoft update

On Windows 2003 the latest Windows update broke Microsoft update itself.

You have to install the update of Windows update to be able to check for updates.
And once the update of Windows update is initiated you get a webpage that pnly keep reloading. This is what happend.
on any of my Server 2003 machines I get a looping condition where it says "Checking if your computer has the latest version of Windows updating software for use from the website..." and then "Checking for the latest version of Windows updating software..." There are two suspicous entries in the windowsupdate.log:

WARNING: Digital Signatures on file C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\Downloaded\7971f918-a847-4430-9279-4a52d1efe18d.auth.cab.temp\muauth.cab are not trusted: Error 0x800b0001

and

FATAL: Update required for C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuweb.dll: target version = 7.4.7600.226, required version = 7.6.7600.256

Since it's not just one server but ALL 2003 servers, I am guessing it's not something on the server itself.

And here is the "fix"
It's because the URL is slightly different.
The default Windows update link in XP and server 2003 is as follows:
http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us (this one doesn't work right)

If you insert www. into the link -- even if the language is still English -- all of a sudden it starts working again:

http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us (this one should fix it)

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