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Solution for “Error Code: 0x80246002″ on Microsoft Update when installing “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for Windows Server 2003 x86 (KB982671)”

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/20

When you write .NET 4 software, you want to deploy it to your clients, so they need to install the .NET Framework 4.

On fully patched Windows Server 2003 x86 installations, the (optional) Windows Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for Windows Server 2003 x86 (KB982671) usually results in this error:

Installation Failure

Error Code: 0x80246002

Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following resources.

It fails during download, so it does not even reach the install phase.
Don’t loose too much time resolving this: The usual solution for 0x80246002 as described in KB958056 does not work.
The systems affected don’t have anti-virus or similar software installed, so disabling those won’t work: there is nothing to disable.

What does work is the suggestion a bit lower in the 0x80246002 update fails search results on the techarena.in forums: manually download the full thing, then install.

So: download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Standalone Installer (fastest way: the Direct download of dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe).

Note that this install can take a while (it alternates between being I/O intensive and CPU intensive, probably for copying assemblies and performing the NGEN optimizations on them).

–jeroen

via: Download details: Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Standalone Installer).

8 Responses to “Solution for “Error Code: 0x80246002″ on Microsoft Update when installing “Microsoft .NET Framework 4 for Windows Server 2003 x86 (KB982671)””

  1. […] Solution for "Error Code: 0x80246002" on Microsoft Update when installing "Microsoft … […]

  2. ravi said

    Hi do this if work.

    Check your space first., and go to start–. run–> services.msc and automatic updates service restart, windows firewall disable and reset all security zones in IE –. tools option. Uncheck Require server verification check box in IE tools –> secuirty –. Trusted sites.

  3. hde2000 said

    It may need >2GB free space on C: when installing this .Net framework 4.

  4. [...] Solution for “Error Code: 0×80246002″ on Microsoft Update when installing “Mi… August 2010 2 comments [...]

  5. Fabricio said

    Jeroen,

    Do you still bore to use web installs? I always prefer to get the full things, and run it without having to wait xyz to download.

    Best regards

    • jpluimers said

      Actually, this is the one that comes with Windows Update (and therefore should automatically update, but in practice it does not).
      For new software installations, I always try to do full downloads first (though not all vendors allow for that, especially not Java).
      I have assembled a ton of direct download links over the years :-)

      –jeroen

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