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    Tip: Repacking App and the SoftwareDistribution folder

    Figured I'd post this one up as a tip as I've just discovered this little beauty with Windows update failing on a machine.

    Turns out that when I did a repack using DAMSIS (scriptlogic MSI tool) of a legacy application, I left in the SoftwareDistribution folder and data it had gleaned during the recorded install.

    For anyone who doesn't know, this folder is used by Windows/Microsoft Update to store cabs, logs for installs, etc...


    Anyway, long story short... after I repaired the application today, using the MSI, it broke the SoftwareDistribution folder contents and I ended up with an error code: 0x80246001 whilst trying to use WinUpdates.

    If you've found this out the hard way, a "how to" for an easy fix is here:
    0x80246001

    ... as I said though the ultimate fix may be to clean up any MSI installers which may have that folder and any data within it that breaks things.

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    The other thing I'd do with the Automatic Updates service stopped is to delete c:\windows\windowsupdate.log - it gets huge and if you need to refer to it, it's always easier to trawl through a smaller log file.

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