Aug 2, 2013

Windows Update Fails On A Windows 2008 R2 Server With Error 8024A006

I was trying to run updates on one of my companies internal servers the other day, but it kept failing with error # 8024A006. None of my other servers were having that issue, so i did some StartPaging around and found a fix.

  • Open services.msc, right click on Windows Update and select Stop
  • Browse to c:\windows\ and rename the SoftwareDistribution directory to SoftwareDistribution_OLD
  • Open services.msc, righ click on Windows Update and select Start
After that I was able to check for updates without an issue.

[Via KOTD]

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