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Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): for Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl

  1. #1


    Rich Guest

    Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): for Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl

    I have been fighthing with this error a good amount of time. I have
    verified that the wuapi.dll is registered for the CLSID as found in the
    registry. I cant seem to make this com object work locally or remotely on
    any desktop or servers. Anyone with any ideas or experience with the
    Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl? Thanks.

    $Server = "server001"
    $type =
    [System.Type]::GetTypeFromProgID("Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl",$Server)
    $objUpdatesToDownload = [system.Activator]::CreateInstance($type)

    Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): "Retrieving
    the COM class factory for remote component with CLSID {13639463-00DB-
    4646-803D-528026140D88} from machine server001 failed due to the fol
    lowing error: 80040154."
    At line:1 char:59
    + $objUpdatesToDownload = [system.Activator]::CreateInstance <<<< ($t
    ype)


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  2. #2


    Shay Levy [MVP] Guest

    Re: Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): for Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl



    "Incidentally, the Windows Update object model is a mixed-bag: some of the
    objects can be created on - and thus used against - remote computers while
    others canít."

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scr...5/hey0824.mspx



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    Shay Levy
    Windows PowerShell MVP
    http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/ScriptFanatic
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    R> I have been fighthing with this error a good amount of time. I have
    R> verified that the wuapi.dll is registered for the CLSID as found in
    R> the registry. I cant seem to make this com object work locally or
    R> remotely on any desktop or servers. Anyone with any ideas or
    R> experience with the Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl? Thanks.
    R>
    R> $Server = "server001"
    R> $type =
    R> [System.Type]::GetTypeFromProgID("Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl",$Serve
    R> r)
    R> $objUpdatesToDownload = [system.Activator]::CreateInstance($type)
    R> Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): "Retrieving
    R> the COM class factory for remote component with CLSID {13639463-00DB-
    R> 4646-803D-528026140D88} from machine server001 failed due to the fol
    R> lowing error: 80040154."
    R> At line:1 char:59
    R> + $objUpdatesToDownload = [system.Activator]::CreateInstance <<<< ($t
    R> ype)



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Marco Shaw [MVP] Guest

    Re: Exception calling "CreateInstance" with "2" argument(s): forMicrosoft.Update.UpdateColl

    Rich wrote:

    > I just tried this using vbscript and it worked locally. So as you were
    > saying it does look like Powershell has some issue with this specific
    > COM object.
    What does your VBScript code look like? Curious...

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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