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