Fix: Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer. Error 0x80004015: The class is configuired to run as a security id different from the caller


Issue: Automatic Updates (AU) service is disabled by group policy, attempting to start the service results in the following error on a Windows XP SP2 machine: 

Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer.  Error 0x80004015: The class is configuired to run as a security id different from the caller
 
Solution
 
From a command prompt, re-register the Automatic Updates dll by running:
 
regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll

regsvr32 wuaueng.dll

Change the Automatic Updates service startup from disabled to manual.  The AU service should now start.

4 Responses to “Fix: Could not start the Automatic Updates service on Local Computer. Error 0x80004015: The class is configuired to run as a security id different from the caller”

  1. thomas Says:

    Worked perfectly. Thank you.

  2. Michael Says:

    Helped me 2!
    Many Thanks!

  3. Anil Says:

    while uninstalling the regsvr32 /u wuaueng.dll i am getting the error: dllregisterserver in wuaueng.dll failed

    Any solution???

  4. Thank you Says:

    Worked, thanks.


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