I have Windows Automatic Update turned on (Win 7 x64) and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed and kept getting a Windows Update advice for an optional update for SQL Server 2008 SP1. Yet when I selected it for download and install the
download would run successfully and then the install would fail (with Error 84B20001). Next, I went to the Microsoft Download site and manually downloaded SP1 and installed it. The install reported success (I don't know how to confirm the
success though). I still got the Windows Update advice to download and install an optional SP1 from the windows update service. So, after checking MS KB articles, I renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder and replaced it with a new clean directory.
Yet, still Windows update reports that I need the SP1 Update. Again when I select it for download and install the download completes successfully, but the install fails with the all too familiar Error WindowsUpdate_84B20001 (NB: Latest iteration reports
error 84BC7358). Based on my site searches, it seems that this is a fairly common problem, yet none of the solutions proffered work for me (and apparently others). I can't discern if this is a SQL Server problem or a Windows 7 (x64) problem.
Does Microsoft have an "official" fix for this problem, I've read all the forum questions/answers, and searched through all th KB Articles I could find. I find the suggestion to simply uninstall and reinstall unappealing since this process takes a graet
deal of time and I just went through it a few days ago (for other reasons). All my trials and errors are getting frustrating. Thanks for any ideas, suggestions, etc. that you care to provide, they are gratefully welcomed.................Phil Hoop
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