Friday, March 22, 2013

Event ID: 122 Source: DeviceSetupManager in Windows Server 2008 and 2012

If you noticed these Event ID: 122  Source: DeviceSetupManager error appearing on Event Viewer "Administrative Events"

"Access to drivers on Windows Update was blocked by policy"

Follow the next steps to fix it:
  1. Open "Control Panel".
In Windows Server 2008:
  • On the Keyboard press Window key.
  • In the "Search programs and files" bar, type "Control" then press Enter.
In Windows Server 2012:
  • On the Keyboard press Window key + X, then click on "Run".
  • In the "Run" window, type "Control" then press Enter.
     2.  In "Control Panel" window, in "Search Desktop" bar, type "device installation" then press Enter.

     3.  In the "device installation-Control Panel" window click "Change Device Installation Settings".

     4.  In the "Device Installation Settings" window click to check "Yes, do this automatically (recommended)", then click on Save Changes bottom.

     5.  Click to close all open windows.

Congratulation you fixed the error Event Id: 122 :)


  1. Good Article. Little tip: "Run" can be opened directly with Windows Key + r

  2. Straight and simple.

    Thanks a lot.