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  1. #41


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Saammy View Post
    Thank you for your compliment to this community. Although I am relatively new to this forum, but also long been active in the IT environment.
    We all know that there is no perfect system and we need to work together when it comes to problems. Whether Microsoft, Apple, or the normal user. We're all in the same boat. The technological age.
    We are all different people and have our own views and opinions, but the fact that we can collectively advise to mutually complement each other, bringing us further.
    Hey Saammy, I have a couple questions for you (or any other experienced user willing to help). Before changing the registry I made a backup copy for the key with the non working url. Supposing Microsoft should revert to the old domain in the future, can I just import the saved key into the registry and everything will be fine once again?

    Also, users who decide to wait for now, sticking with the old url, will they get devices/drivers recognised and updated on their machines, as it was before errors started showing up? Are red marks in Event Viewer the only concern, or is there an actual issue undermining devices installation/update/behavior?

    Anyway, the url and solution you kindly provided proved flawless on my system
    Last edited by Marcus; 17 Sep 2014 at 17:08.

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  2. #42


    Posts : 81
    Windows 8 Home Premium 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by usasma View Post
    FWIW - I ignore my check engine light also! :0)

    Seriously tho', there are reporting mechanisms for different levels of understanding.
    For example, the Action Center would correspond roughly to the check engine light - while the Event Viewer would roughly correspond to the error codes generated when the tech connects a computer code checker to the diagnostic port on the car. The codes tell you things, but you have to have a different skill set to interpret the results.

    This isn't to discourage people from using it, rather it's to show that it's more difficult to interpret - and that it'll take some work to figure out why this error is being generated. The Event Viewer is one of the tools that confounded me early in my career - and it took a lot of work for me to start to understand it.

    This topic was an excellent example of the community working together to figure out what's wrong with a common problem and to take steps to fix it. I was really impressed by the hard work and cooperation that this topic shows!
    I totally agree with all the different levels of understanding and concerns with this issue but lets face it we are all different with differing levels of understanding, technical ability and personal concerns about our event viewers picture and OS.

    If my Oil warning light came on in my car I wouldn't loose any sleep and I would not rush to the garage at 9am for oil putting in. However, I would want to check out why the light came on in the first place i.e. check the oil level and then I would be following the path of ensuring the oil warning light went out and I wouldn't want to be waiting a month or so for it to go out. Not being a car maintenance technician I wouldn't know that the Engine wouldn't die if I did not take any appropriate action to try and resolve the issue.
    I think this is the case with this issue, some of us just do not want this issue showing for months and as a community working together we are making progress. The more members that inform Microsoft directly the sooner the message will register that there is actually something failing here.
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  3. #43


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thank you mbushnaq00!
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  4. #44


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Well, I finally decided to take the plunge. It's been about 36 hours since I replaced the original Device Metadata Service URL in the Registry with the one provided by Saammy and everything has been working perfectly with zero errors. I must admit that I am curious as to how and where Saammy came upon this information but regardless of how this information was obtained it works and that is the important part.

    A Google Search on the term "DeviceMetadataServiceURL" revealed that this is not the first time this issue has come up Device stage (DMRC) cannot contact WMIS - Microsoft Community

    and also revealed an interesting piece on Metadata retrieval in general.

    How the DMRC Determines When to Search the WMIS Server (Windows Drivers)

    Thanks for the information Saammy! I hope you stick around and continue to help us out.
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  5. #45


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    hello,
    for your information I would like to announce that I have contacted Microsoft in Redmond and have reported them in detail the problem. With reference to this thread and on other forums in which I am working. We will now consider the incident closely and working on a solution.
    Of course, Microsoft also of how I came up with the solution of this problem interesting. I have not only the domains tested and the redirects, but also directly the individual internal IPs from Microsoft. This also was of course only possible through intensive efforts, the server structure of Microsoft to break down. It was "NO" Hack, only an intensive search. To change the URL in Windows was the smallest problem. Because you just have to find the appropriate registry entry.

    regards
    Saammy

    ps.: sorry for my bad english
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  6. #46


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Saammy View Post
    Thank you for your compliment to this community. Although I am relatively new to this forum, but also long been active in the IT environment.
    We all know that there is no perfect system and we need to work together when it comes to problems. Whether Microsoft, Apple, or the normal user. We're all in the same boat. The technological age.
    We are all different people and have our own views and opinions, but the fact that we can collectively advise to mutually complement each other, bringing us further.
    Hey Saammy, I have a couple questions for you (and for any other experienced user willing to help). Before changing the registry I made a backup copy for the key with the non working url. Supposing Microsoft will revert to the old domain in the future, can I just import the saved key in the registry and everything will be fine once again?

    Also, users who decide to wait for now, sticking with the old url, will they get devices/drivers recognised and updated on their machines, as it was before errors started showing up? Are red marks in Event Viewer the only concern to them, or is there an actual issue undermining devices installation/update/behavior?

    Anyway, the url and solution you kindly provided are proving flawless on my system
    Hello Marcus,

    you do it just right. To secure the original link is always a good idea. Should it be necessary, you can restore it at any time. I would do it but then also manually. Just as before the swap links in the registry.

    To your second question. I can not estimate whether more than just the Device Stage is affected by the link failure. And of course it would stay with a broken link and the messages in the Event Manager. Your Windows canīt downloaded at a new device installation any information, or third-party software to a proper function of your hardware needs.

    The worst case would be if a security breach would result from a corrupt server configuration, on the malicious code via Windows update could be included. So it looks at the moment, although Microsoft says not, but is also checked.
    Last edited by Saammy; 17 Sep 2014 at 11:56. Reason: sorry for my bad english
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  7. #47


    Posts : 5,139
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!


    Nice work Saammy! I'd give you more rep if the system would let me.
    BTW - your English isn't very bad - and is certainly much better than my speaking/writing of any other language! :0)
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  8. #48


    Posts : 43
    Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Thanks Saammy, your registry fix apparently took care of all the Event Viewer 131 errors, but I'm still getting warnings 122 showing "Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy". I don't recall seeing those warnings before this fiasco started with last week's Windows Updates. I checked the Device Installation Settings and I think(?) they are the way I've always had them. Please see the attached screen capture.

    Attachment 51007

    Do you think I'm getting these warnings because I have the "Never Install Driver Software from Windows Update" box checked?
    If I check the "Always Install the Best Driver Software from Windows Update" instead, would that be the same as just checking the "Yes, Do This Automatically (Recommended)" box? Or would it still give the option not to use the Windows Update driver if I choose not to?
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  9. #49


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Saammy View Post

    Hello Marcus,

    you do it just right. To secure the original link is always a good idea. Should it be necessary, you can restore it at any time. I would do it but then also manually. Just as before the swap links in the registry.

    To your second question. I can not estimate whether more than just the Device Stage is affected by the link failure. And of course it would stay with a broken link and the messages in the Event Manager. Your Windows canīt downloaded at a new device installation any information, or third-party software to a proper function of your hardware needs.

    The worst case would be if a security breach would result from a corrupt server configuration, on the malicious code via Windows update could be included. So it looks at the moment, although Microsoft says not, but is also checked.
    Many thanks for the very instructive and clear reply and for all of your efforts. Let's hope to hear from Microsoft soon. Blessings and all the best
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  10. #50


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by RonnieJP View Post
    Thanks Saammy, your registry fix apparently took care of all the Event Viewer 131 errors, but I'm still getting warnings 122 showing "Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy". I don't recall seeing those warnings before this fiasco started with last week's Windows Updates. I checked the Device Installation Settings and I think(?) they are the way I've always had them. Please see the attached screen capture.

    Attachment 51007

    Do you think I'm getting these warnings because I have the "Never Install Driver Software from Windows Update" box checked?
    If I check the "Always Install the Best Driver Software from Windows Update" instead, would that be the same as just checking the "Yes, Do This Automatically (Recommended)" box? Or would it still give the option not to use the Windows Update driver if I choose not to?
    Hi RonnieJP,


    I tried your settings on my system and then also get the message "Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy". I place. "Yes, automatically" then are not there warnings in the Event Log That was not so some time ago.


    I think this is due to the new driver database with the Microsoft Windows has introduced 8. Since there is offered for download also third-party software such as Logitech, Lexmark and others. In order to do it the "normal" users much easier.
    From Windows 8 a lot more events are logged in as the Windows versions before. This may annoy a "professional" users, for he holds these messages rather irritating than useful. But a threat, or an "error" does not mean that.


    Most experienced users prefer to control themselves what is happening and installed on your computer. But Microsoft wants his system to sell well and make it as easy as possible. For everyday use.


    I personally disable certain warnings that bother me, but are not dangerous or harmful for the system, through the registry. I would but no other know, as there is always a risk posed if one makes changes in the registry. So make either automatically, or live with the message.

    ps.: Have you even made ​​changes in your Group Policy?

    - Always Install the Best Driver Software from Windows Update: ( only driver )
    -
    Yes, Do This Automatically (Recommended): ( driver + third-party software )
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