[wix-users] Automatic updates could not be paused due to error 0x80080005

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Tue Sep 10 08:35:35 PDT 2019

Try:   yourbundle.exe  -noaupause

If you want to help improve the timeout, start here: https://github.com/wixtoolset/burn/blob/61847dddd4fd497057c780658e383c4627de19ec/src/engine/elevation.cpp#L1764

(You'll end up here: https://github.com/wixtoolset/dutil/blob/1ec68f7c9925536e9f11f5f849eb812a99dfa8ce/src/dutil/wuautil.cpp#L15)

 Short replies here. Complete answers over there: http://www.firegiant.com/

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of yordan.stoyanov--- via wix-users
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 12:42 AM
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Cc: yordan.stoyanov at mobisystems.com
Subject: [wix-users] Automatic updates could not be paused due to error 0x80080005



I use WIX Toolset for an installer and I observe the following installer behavior. The installer is hanging for 6 minutes on a Windows 7 machine, which has issues with Windows Updates. 

During the installation process the WIX Burn engine will try to pause automatic updates. This line in the log file indicates pausing automatic updates has failed after taking approximately 6 minutes to timeout:


Automatic updates could not be paused due to error: 0x80080005.


Is there something to be done for improving the user experience caused by this behavior? E.g. Making the timeout 1 minute. or even skipping the pausing action in case the Windows Update issues can be detected?


Kind Regards,

Yordan Stoyanov


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