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:
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.
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).