Windows Update Fails, Server 2008 Web Edition (x86), 0x8000FFFF
Windows Update.log has the following:
2008-11-24 08:21:38:414 996 928 Handler FATAL: UH: 0x8000ffff: Async stage
operation failed in CUHCbsHandler::StageCbsPackage
2008-11-24 08:21:38:414 996 928 Handler FATAL: Request generation for CBS
update complete with hr=0x8000ffff and pfResetSandbox=0
I have about 28 updates that need install, and I cant install ANY windows
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I had attempted each:
1. Batch file (register.bat) ran as admin, and appears okay... starts.. (or
2. Reinstall the Windows Update agent... that fails with the same code.
3. Rename SoftwareDistribution folder, I did that and restarted windows
update service, still 8000ffff.
Here's the output from the bat:
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>net stop wuauserv
The Windows Update service is stopping.
The Windows Update service was stopped successfully.
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>net stop Cryptsvc
The Cryptographic Services service is stopping..
The Cryptographic Services service was stopped successfully.
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SD.old
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>ren C:\Windows\system32\catroot2 catroot2.old
A duplicate file name exists, or the file
cannot be found.
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>net start wuauserv
The Windows Update service is starting.
The Windows Update service was started successfully.
C:\Users\admin\Desktop>net start Cryptsvc
The Cryptographic Services service is starting.
The Cryptographic Services service was started successfully.
Re: Windows Update Fails, Server 2008 Web Edition (x86), 0x8000FFF
I had this same problem after a new install of Windows Server 2008 x64.
Found this site and it fixed the issue. It was a permission problem on the
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