Wednesday 11 September 2013

Windows Features Error: Windows couldn't complete the requested changes 0x800F0906

We hit this today:


Windows Features

Windows couldn't complete the requested changes.

Windows couldn't connect to the Internet to download necessary files. Make sure that you're connected to the Internet, and click "Retry" to try again.

Error code: 0x800F0906

Our search turned up the following KB:

The OS affected was Windows 8 Enterprise on a greenfield Windows Server 2012 Essentials virtualization setup.

The relevant point for us was in the WSUS settings as we set up WSUS in Group Policy with the appropriate WMI Filters for each operating system. We did _not_ make the respective changes recommended in the KB article though.


We made the necessary change to allow for the required files to be pulled down:


We then ran GPUpdate /Force on W2012E and the affected system.


We were then able to click the Retry button on the error window and the needed content was downloaded.


We were then able to move on with our tasks!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

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