For the last 3 months on a Server 2016 Hyper-V base server and two Hyper-V virtual servers, I have been getting the error message shown in the screenshot "There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help (0x8000ffff) (see the screenshot).
These servers are running Server 2016 Datacenter and have all been properly activated with a valid serial number. There is currently no Windows Server Updates Server being used within this network.
Sometimes I will actually get a list of which updates need to be installed and will then click on the "Install Now" button (see the second screenshot). The updates will appear to be installing but they will never actually finish and I will continue to get the original error message mentioned above. Also if I restart or shut down Windows the updates never go through the next stages of the install process and when Server 2016 finishes loading I check and the updates haven't installed and the original issue continues to occur when I check for updates and attempt to install them.
I have clicked on Retry, have rebooted the server and have run several other repairs including:
1. Clearing temporary & temporary internet files including the Recycle Bin
2. Running the SFC, DISM, and chkdsk commands
3. Running several Symantec Antivirus and Malwarebytes antivirus scans which have found no problems
However, the server has been unable to install any Windows updates using the Windows Update applet and I have had to manually install the Windows updates on all three servers.
What can I do to fix this issue so that I will once again be able to install Windows updates on these servers?