Windows Update Error Code 80070490 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Experts


    I have just updated my Windows Server 2008 to service pack 2 and it was all successfully completed.

    Thereafter there was 3 windows updates as below KB's

    > KB974470

    > KB979306

    > KB967723

    The update KB974470 installed successfully but the update KB979306 and KB967723.


    Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB979306)

    Installation date: ‎21/‎03/‎2010 15:53

    Installation status: Failed

    Error details: Code 80070490

    Update type: Important

    Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time and time zone laws in several countries. This update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2010. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

    More information:

    Help and Support:

    Security Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB967723)

    Installation date: ‎21/‎03/‎2010 15:53

    Installation status: Failed

    Error details: Code 80070490

    Update type: Important

    A security issue has been identified that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

    More information:

    Help and Support:

    Any help will be highly appreciated?

    Kind Regards


    Sunday, March 21, 2010 4:28 PM


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  • This article may help.

    You receive a "0x80070490" error code when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites to install updates



    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Sunday, March 21, 2010 6:23 PM
  • Hi Dave

    Thanks for your reply.

    I have now installed the the update 958044 and tried to windows update again but no luck. (Info: I have not restarted the machine after the update 958044)

    According to the article, there is the Method 2: perform a repair installation of Windows, it is a production server running exchange server 2007. Is it safe to perform the repair installation, or is there any alternative?

    Can I download the update KB979306 and KB967723 and manually install through the *.msi file?

    Kind Regards



    Monday, March 22, 2010 12:01 PM
  • I'd give them a call.

    MS09-048: Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP could allow remote code execution

    How to obtain help and support for this security update

    Please visit the Microsoft Virus Solution and Security Center for resources and tools to keep your PC safe and healthy. If you are having issues with installing the update itself, visit Support for Microsoft Update for resources and tools to keep your PC updated with the latest updates. 

    For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary for support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft International Support Web site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=4 (http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx?rdpath=4)
    North American customers can also obtain instant access to unlimited no-charge e-mail support or to unlimited individual chat support by visiting the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552 (http://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?&prid=7552)
    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through your usual support contacts.

    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Friday, March 26, 2010 2:42 AM
    • Edited by James Xiong Friday, April 6, 2012 4:03 AM PCSafety Center update
    Monday, March 22, 2010 1:47 PM
  • Hi Bhavesh,

    I had the same symptoms and found that the stand alone installer for each update overcame the problem and once installed separately windows update was happy again :-)

    KB979306 is at:



    KB967723 is at:




    • Proposed as answer by thomaus Friday, April 16, 2010 12:24 AM
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 3:24 PM
  • You rock! I had the same problem, and your strategy worked.

    KB967723 worked fine.

    I needed the 2008 64bit version of 

    KB979306 at


    Friday, April 16, 2010 12:26 AM
  • Excellent! This worked for KB967723 (64 bit) with my Server 2008 Foundation. Much, much better than reinstalling the OS on a production server as suggested by the MS fix. I found the appropriate download at the Microsoft Download Center  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/default.aspx

    Thanks for getting me started in the right direction.

    Friday, May 7, 2010 10:41 AM