So I retraced my steps from yesterday, and this time everything went as it should. The system validated, and I was able to download the updates.
Just as a note, their are two vista performance and reliability though it would be hard to tell from the links that show up.
and the harder one to find is:
via VMware blog
Intrusion Detection with Tripwire : "Do this by adding a comma after the severity= line and putting emailto= on the next line, followe...