Server 2012 R2 Windows Update Error 8024402C

Problem

Received error 8024402C when attempting to run Windows Update on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2.

Solution

Issuing the following commands in a cmd prompt using the “Run as administrator” option resolved the issue:

wuauclt /detectnow
wuauclt /resetauthorization /detectnow
wuauclt /reportnow

Note that no messages were displayed after issuing each of these commands.

4 thoughts on “Server 2012 R2 Windows Update Error 8024402C

  1. Thank you! – that seems to have worked for my failed Sharepoint Sp1 update On server 2012R2 running in a Hyper V VM.
    FYI- my error message was 80200056.

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