One or More Updates Cannot be Installed Error on SBS 2008 Installations

One or More Updates Cannot be Installed Error on SBS 2008 Installations

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett]

During the installation of SBS 2008, when you select the option “Go online and get the most recent installation updates (recommended)” you may not receive the most recent installation updates.

  • Security updates and critical updates from Windows Update will still be installed.
  • Updates from Microsoft Update will not be installed. This includes SBS 2008 specific updates.
  • You will receive an error at the end of the installation saying “One or more updates cannot be installed.”
  1. During the installation of SBS 2008, select the option “Go online and get the most recent installation updates (recommended)”.
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  2. When setup is complete, you will receive this screen.
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  3. When you click View installation issues, you receive this screen.
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Resolution

When setup is finished:

  • Allow WSUS to synchronize the updates for installation.
  • Or you can manually browse to https://update.microsoft.com from the server to download updates.
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  • PingBack from http://www.ditii.com/2009/01/24/sbs-2008-one-or-more-updates-cannot-be-installed-error-on-installations/

  • Experianced this problem also and a few more. Decided to do a clean reinstall. This time I unchecked get updates. Installation completed with no errors. After installation of the OS, verified that internet connection worked and then waited until the undates became available automatically and installed them automatically in back ground. In general, I found the SBS 2008 installation very touchy. To much happening during the installation process in back ground for which little documentation could be found.