We are running a Small Business Server 2008 for one of our customers. Being the resonsible people we are, when the Service Packs become available, naturally we run the updates. However, when trying to install service Pack 2 for windows server 2008 we got an error 0x80041010.
We first tried the update steps offered by a referring site from Microsoft. Unfortunately none of the steps described helped. So we decided to open a call with Microsoft support directly. This Article is based on what they told us to do and it certainly helped us fixing the error 0x80041010 when trying to install SP2 for SBS 2008 (Server 2008).
We hope this will be also helpful to others who encounter the same problem and maybe it will help solving problems with other not installable update/service packs (we will try this approach for another issue with another server encountering a not installable security update).
Follow these steps:
We have to delete the repository:
Open command prompt and change to %windir%\System32\WBEM
execute the following commands:
sc config winmgmt start= disabled
net stop winmgmt /y
(you may have to stop other services which might depend on this service first)
if exist repository.old rmdir /s/q repository.old
rename repository repository.old
for /f %s in ('dir /b *.dll') do regsvr32 /s %s
for /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s
sc config winmgmt start= auto
net start winmgmt (most liekly already started!)
Addendum: Yesterday I tried to fix a not installable security update on my SBS W2K8 at home following the method above. It did not work. So it seems, that the procedure above is only for the error mentioned here. Anyway it did not do any harm to my server, because ohter updates could be installed, the repository is still functional and I can see all the previous updates that had been installed.