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Sep
11
Windows Features Error: Windows couldn’t complete the requested changes 0x800F0906
Posted by Reprinted Article on 11 September 2013 02:36 PM

We hit this today:

image

Windows Features

Windows couldn't complete the requested changes.

Windows couldn't connect to the Internet to download necessary files. Make sure that you're connected to the Internet, and click "Retry" to try again.

Error code: 0x800F0906

Our search turned up the following KB:

The OS affected was Windows 8 Enterprise on a greenfield Windows Server 2012 Essentials virtualization setup.

The relevant point for us was in the WSUS settings as we set up WSUS in Group Policy with the appropriate WMI Filters for each operating system. We did _not_ make the respective changes recommended in the KB article though.

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We made the necessary change to allow for the required files to be pulled down:

image

We then ran GPUpdate /Force on W2012E and the affected system.

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We were then able to click the Retry button on the error window and the needed content was downloaded.

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We were then able to move on with our tasks!

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


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Sep
11
Windows Features Error: Windows couldn’t complete the requested changes 0x800F0906
Posted by Reprinted Article on 11 September 2013 02:36 PM

We hit this today:

image

Windows Features

Windows couldn't complete the requested changes.

Windows couldn't connect to the Internet to download necessary files. Make sure that you're connected to the Internet, and click "Retry" to try again.

Error code: 0x800F0906

Our search turned up the following KB:

The OS affected was Windows 8 Enterprise on a greenfield Windows Server 2012 Essentials virtualization setup.

The relevant point for us was in the WSUS settings as we set up WSUS in Group Policy with the appropriate WMI Filters for each operating system. We did _not_ make the respective changes recommended in the KB article though.

image

We made the necessary change to allow for the required files to be pulled down:

image

We then ran GPUpdate /Force on W2012E and the affected system.

image

We were then able to click the Retry button on the error window and the needed content was downloaded.

image

We were then able to move on with our tasks!

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »



Sep
9
Windows Server 2012 and Essentials: Error 80073718 on Update(s)
Posted by Reprinted Article on 09 September 2013 12:01 PM

We may be seeing some issues in Windows Server 2012 and W2012E:

In the end the problem points to a "servicing stack corruption" with the OP needing to re-install the operating system from scratch.

While this may be a possible suggestion for a new server setup, those that have had their systems in production for any amount of time are left in a bit of a conundrum.

At this time there is no "fix" for the "problem".

So given that Microsoft would not recommend a third party action, our suggestion for those that have a full server setup in production is to look into running a Swing Migration. Fellow MVP Jeff Middleton's methodologies will preserve Active Directory, Group Policy, and more.

If the setup is a VM then there are a number of options one can pursue to Swing the AD off and back on again.

This method would save a good chunk of time as one would not need to migrate the local profiles over to the rebuilt domain nor have to deal with Group Policy Tattoos if one rebuilds with the same domain name. Plus, if there are on-premises services running in Exchange, SQL, and other Line of Business applications the time savings would be _huge_.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »



Sep
9
Windows Server 2012 and Essentials: Error 80073718 on Update(s)
Posted by Reprinted Article on 09 September 2013 12:01 PM

We may be seeing some issues in Windows Server 2012 and W2012E:

In the end the problem points to a "servicing stack corruption" with the OP needing to re-install the operating system from scratch.

While this may be a possible suggestion for a new server setup, those that have had their systems in production for any amount of time are left in a bit of a conundrum.

At this time there is no "fix" for the "problem".

So given that Microsoft would not recommend a third party action, our suggestion for those that have a full server setup in production is to look into running a Swing Migration. Fellow MVP Jeff Middleton's methodologies will preserve Active Directory, Group Policy, and more.

If the setup is a VM then there are a number of options one can pursue to Swing the AD off and back on again.

This method would save a good chunk of time as one would not need to migrate the local profiles over to the rebuilt domain nor have to deal with Group Policy Tattoos if one rebuilds with the same domain name. Plus, if there are on-premises services running in Exchange, SQL, and other Line of Business applications the time savings would be _huge_.

Philip Elder
MPECS Inc.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Chef de partie in the SMBKitchen
Find out more at
www.thirdtier.net/enterprise-solutions-for-small-business/

Windows Live Writer


Read more »




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