I also found the same error on the V5 version of Windows Update Troubleshooter unfortunately you have to get to the V5 version in a round about way.
1. Go to Windows Update Page
2. Click on "Frequently asked Questions" in left-hand window
3. In right-hand window click on "Troubleshooting" link. This will move you down the page to Troubleshooting section. You might have to scroll down the window a wee bit more depending on your monitor or resolution. You will see the link to the Windows Update Troubleshooter. (NOTE: You cannot open this page in another window...it has to be opened in the same window for the site to work. If you open in another window the links don't work properly...probably just a bug)
This is what WU Troubleshooter says about the 0x80072F8F
error...It goes to confirm what Joe and Jim posted...
When searching for available updates on the Windows Update site, you see the 0x80072F8F error while looking for available updates |
This error may occur if the date and time on your computer varies too much from the valid date and time of the SSL certificates used by the Windows Update site. This causes the scan process to fail. Please verify that your computerís date and time are accurate.
Applicable operating systems
Windows Server 2003
1. Check your date and time settings
Click Control Panel.
Double-click the Date/Time icon.
Set the date and time to the correct values if necessary.
2. Register Softpub.dll
In the Run box, type regsvr32 SOFTPUB.dll.
V4 Site => http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/troubleshoot/
Originally Posted by Newt |
Is that a fairly new .dll
Newt...I don't think it's new to SP2
...did a bit of googling on SOFTPUB.dll and there is quite a few hits on this dll. Quite a few of them seem to do with IE not being able to connect to Secure Web Site or Digital Signing Issues with WinXP...I've added a few samples...