McAfee update fails: unable to update repository

The McAfee fails to update automatically

There are different possibilities of issue. However, few of the troubleshoot steps were previously discussed in our portal. This time I have got one more possibilities. This issue could occur if it could not connect to the repository.

Therefore, please check whether the Autoupdate repository list is updated properly.

Please follow the below steps to confirm the same:

1. Open “McAfee Virus Console”.
2. Click on “Tools” and select “Edit Autoupdate Repository list”.
3. Select the desired server list and click “Ok”.

Now try Autoupdate, this should work fine.

Came to know about one more fix. However am not sure whether it works. Its didnt work for me but might work for you, so try and share your experience.

Try to copy the file “sitelist.xml” (from same location as mentioned below) from any working server to the required server in the location

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\McAfee\Common Framework

Expand C Drive (System Drive) in Windows machine 32/64 bit.

This can be achieved using the free utility available from Dell. Its very simple and easy to use. This works fine on Basic disk and I have tried with Windows 2003 Standard Edition 64 Bit.

Download the utility ExtPart

Open the command utility and browse to the location where the Extpart is located.

Then execute the command extpart

Syntax: extpart [volume size]
volume – the volume to extend. e.g. f:, g:, etc (only basic volumes)
size – the size in megabytes by which to extend the volume.

To extend the C: volume by 10 GB (10240 MB) use the following command: extpart g: 1024

Updated: 23/03/2011:
I tried in both physical and virtual machine. It works fine without any down time!!!!! Good news for Windows Administrators 🙂