LiveUpdate Client functionality in Windows 2008 with UAC (User Account Control) enabled

Article:TECH115637  |  Created: 2009-01-20  |  Updated: 2013-08-08  |  Article URL
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LiveUpdate Client suppresses the UAC prompt dialog that pops-up to elevate user privileges.  The prompt is running but not shown to the user and will time-out.


The following error is displayed:

LiveUpdate downloaded all the updates you requested, but all of them failed to install.


Windows 2008 UAC prompt is not displayed


Please utilize one following workarounds:

  1. Temporarily disable UAC.
  2. Run LiveUpdate client under the Local Administrator Account
  3. Change the Local Security Policy to "Elevate without prompting".  Steps below:
  • Open the Local Security Policy. Expand the Local Polices folder
  • Drill down to Security Options folder.
  • Scroll down, and locate the family of settings beginning with 'User Account Control'.
  • Focus on: User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrator. Double click and set to:  Elevate without prompting.
  • Restart you Windows Server 2008 computer.

When the computer restarts, try running LiveUpdate Client.


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