I was patching a newly installed Win 2003 server, and the first thing I was met by was that the Windows Update web site could not be opened unless it was added as a Trusted site, however when trying to add the site http://update.microsoft.comI was met by a dialog box stating that “”There was an unexpected error with your zone settings. Unable to add site.“.  On this server Internet Explorer Enhanced security had been uninstalled.


  • Re-install “Internet Explorer Enhanced security” from control panel, add remove programs, Windows components. 
  • Add the zones you need.
  • If you like uninstall “Internet Explorer Enhanced security” again.