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.Net Framework 4.0 Install failure hresult 0x80240016

Quick entry today. While building a Veeam Server for replication I was doing the usual updates and installing .net Framework 4.0 -halfway through the installation I got the following error.

hresult 0x80240016

Then the install failed and he reason for this was in the background Automatic Updates where running. To resolve either use the GUI and cancel the current updates or use the command line to cancel as seen below.

  • Start > RUN > cmd
    Enter “net stop WuAuServ” – This will stop the auto update service.
    Again select Start > Run then enter “%windir%” to take you to the Windows install folder.
    Rename “SoftwareDistribution” tp “Old repo
    Now restart the Auto Update service with  “net start WuAuServ

You will now be able to install the .net framework 4.0 update.


Alternatively don’t be impatient like me 😉

Tags: .Net Framwork 4.0

Allen White

Allen is an IT Consultant and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5, 6 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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