We needed .NET 3.5 in order to install Windows Live components (though Mesh refuses to install).
We went in to add a new Windows Feature and hit the above error.
Windows couldn't complete the requested changes.
Windows couldn’t connect to the Internet to download necessary files. Make sure you are connected to the Internet, and press “Retry” to try again.
Error code: 0x800F0906
A search for “Windows 8 0x800F0906” turned up:
So, we did the following:
- Open Windows Explorer
- Mount the Windows 8 client ISO by right clicking on it.
- type CMD and CTRL+SHFT+ENTER to get to an elevated command prompt from Metro.
- dism /online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:NetFX3 /All /Source:H:\Sources\SxS /LimitAccess
Once complete we ejected the Windows 8 client ISO and were able to move on to installing Windows Live components.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book