Troubleshooting errors in Windows Updates

Problem

You might get one of the following error messages when you try to install windows updates

  1. Cannot find object or property
  2. Catastrophic failure
  3. No signature was present in the subject
  4. No such interface supported
  5. Element not found
  6. One or more required members of the transaction are not present
  7. The component store has been corrupted
  8. The referenced assembly could not be found
  9. The system cannot find the file specified
  10. The system does not support the command requested
  11. Unknown Error. Code : -1073740791
  12. Unknown Error. Code : -2068578302
  13. Unknown Error. Code : -2068578304
  14. Unknown Error. Code : -2068709375
  15. Unknown Error. Code : -2145124297
  16. Unknown Error. Code : -2145124322
  17. Unknown Error. Code : -2146498302
  18. Unknown Error. Code : -2146498511
  19. Unknown Error. Code : -2147021879
  20. Unknown Error. Code : -2147024894
  21. Unknown Error. Code : -2145124329
  22. Unknown Error. Code : -2146498170

Cause

Windows updates and service packs may fail to install if there are corruption errors. For example, an update might not install if a system file is damaged. 

Resolution

  1. Search for patch ID 105979 in the supported patches list

    Note: If you are not able to find the patch ID, go to Patch Database Settings -> Windows -> enable the Optional Updates checkbox. After enabling, search for the patch ID in the supported patches list.

  2. Select the patch and click on Install patch
  3. Deploy the configuration on the failed targets
  4. Once the configuration is executed successfully, retry the deployment of the failed patches

What the troubleshooting patch will do?

The patch for troubleshooting errors in Windows Updates will:

  1. Restart the Windows update service in the system.
  2. Backup and delete the SoftwareDistribution folder available in the windows directory.
  3. Run System File Checker (SFC) tool to check and fix the corrupted system files.
  4. If the Operating system is Windows 8 and above
    • Perform component store cleanup and scan the Windows image for any corruption and perform a repair automatically using Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool.

In case you're not able to troubleshoot the errors, and the problem persists, contact support.