Error Code 800FFFF

Odelgo Fearon
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How to Fix a 8000FFFF Error on Windows Server 2018

Trying to update
2018-09 Security Quality Rollup windows Server 2008
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Check the first answer here:

about the software distribution folder.

If you continue to have issues, try WSUS Offline Updater. I have used this before.
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This is a known issue, Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 may fail to install the cumulative update if you do not have KB3177467 Servicing stack update for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 September 2016 installed.

You may like to consider to perform below steps:
1. Download and install KB3177467

2. Run Windows Update again or manually download and install KB4457144

Hope this help.


Odelgo FearonComputer Engineer


hey thanks, I had tried this process. just seen your reply,   thanks anyways

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