I have a production DB server currently running Windows 2008 R2 SP1.
I was running Windows Updates on it, and it is invariably failing on the installation of Internet Explorer 9 and/or 10.
I have done quite a bit of research, to try and resolve this issue and cannot find anything useful.
I have tried renaming the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder.
I have tried trying to download an offline version of IE 9, and disabling the NIC on the machine while installing.
I have trying booting up in safe mode with networking and installing updates, but the Windows Update service didn't seem to want to start from there.
I have ran the MS Fix It, but that didn't help either.
I would appreciate any thoughts regarding the fix to this issue. I am really avoiding having to do a rebuild or repair install of the OS, as it is a DB server with a lot going on on there.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
If you need any specific logs, please let me know which ones, and I'd be happy to post those.