This is the third different forum I've been directed to by Microsoft personnel to post a problem I'm having with a 64-Bit Server 2008 box that is giving me error code 80246007 when I'm trying to install 11 updates. All of these updates fail.
Listed below is a possible solution that was posted and my question regarding it. If you can help me clear this error and install these updates please let me know.
1. Open the Registry editor. To do so, Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.In the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
2. Navigate to the following registry keysHKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
3. The correct and default value forAppData should be %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming. To change the value, double click on Appdata, then change the string in the value data field.
4. Close the Registry editor, and try again Windows Update again. (A reboot shouldnot be required.)
5. If the problem persists, repeat the steps 2 through 4 with the following registry keys:
I've tried the solution above and when I drill down from HKLM\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders the "AppData" key is called "Common AppData" and it's value is "%ProgramData%".
Should I still change it to "%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming"?
Suggestion 4: Run the System Update Readiness tool (Checksur.exe) to scan and repair the system files. If some files cannot be repaired automatically,
you may replace them manually. For more information, please refer to the following Microsoft KB and TechNet articles:
Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2
Suggestion 5: Run SFC /Scannow to scan and repair the system files. If some corrupted files cannot be repaired, you may manually replace them. For more
information, please read the following Microsoft KB article:
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
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