This document provides guidance to running a DPDTrace on servers with no internet connectivity or other issues preventing the download of WindowsPatchData.zip data file. This file is need when using the 9.2 scan engine in the DPDTrace Tool.
You attempt to run a DPDTrace following the instructions from this document: DPDTrace Logging Tool Used For Patch Detection Issues
The DPDTrace fails to scan the target machine with this error in the ErrorA.txt file: Could not download file (.\WindowsPatchData.zip) from URI 'http://xml.shavlik.com/data/WindowsPatchData.zip
The DPDTrace tool is unable to download the WindowsPatchData.zip file from the internet. This could be caused by no internet connection, firewall, proxy or some other setting/device on your network/server.
- Correct the internet connection issue.
- Manually down the WindowsPatchData.zip file from http://xml.shavlik.com/data/WindowsPatchData.zip (right-click save link as) then place the file in the DPDtrace\HF7B folder.
This issue may also be related to DPDTrace Tool Fails To Scan Target Machine With: Could not download file (.\hf7b.xml) from URI 'http://xml.shavlik.com/data/hf7b.xml