Exceeded Max Server Round Trips: 0x80244010

April 26th, 2014 by Rossy Guide

What is this warning?

The error code 0x80244010 means “The maximum allowed number of round trips to the server was exceeded“.  New Windows Update clients fail to install/sync the software updates from WSUS server WindowsUpdate.log file gives many errors referring error code 0x80244010.  The error 0x80244010 means WU_E_PT_EXCEEDED_MAX_SERVER_TRIPS and it happens when a client has exceeded the number of trips allowed to a WSUS server. In this, we have defined the maximum number of trips as 200 within code and it cannot reconfigure.  And a “trip” to the server consists of the client going to the server and saying give me all updates within a certain scope.  So the server will give the client a certain number of updates within this trip based on the size of the update metadata and it can send 200k worth of update metadata in a single trip so it’s possible that 10 small updates will fit in that single trip. And other larger updates may require a single trip for each update if they exceed the 200k limit.

How it can be fixed?

The Error ‘0x80244010‘ can be dealt with as follows: either try again, or, if it occurs repeatedly, reset updates database. To reset the database, follow these steps:

From the command prompt:

o net stop bits

o net stop wuauserv

From windows explorer:

o Clear the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

o Rename C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log to WindowsUpdate.log.old

From the registry delete the following keys:

o HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\AccountDomainSid

o HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\PingID

o HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\SusClientId

From the command prompt again:

o net start bits

o net start wuauserv

o wuauclt /detectnow /resetauthorization

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