Install failed with Error 0x800706BE

SYMPTOMS


You see error 0x800706BE in “%Windir%\WindowsUpdate.log”;


# WARNING: Install failed, error = 0x800706BE.


2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU   # WARNING: Install failed, error = 0x800706BE
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 ba8 DnldMgr Preparing update for install, updateId = {BA9628B9-50A0-4C17-8DC1-ADEDBD6AC0CE}.100.
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 ba8 DnldMgr Preparing update for install, updateId = {F3744BAF-204E-411F-8B10-E976FD9D4520}.101.
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Installing update [UpdateId = {58305952-B8B4-4983-8685-09995FBC05E6}]
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU   # WARNING: Install failed, error = 0x800706BA
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Installing update [UpdateId = {0B70C46A-7A2A-4272-A668-08A6145D1C72}]
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU   # WARNING: Install failed, error = 0x800706BA
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 ba8 Agent WARNING: WU client fail to get handler to install update with error 0x800706ba
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU >>##  RESUMED  ## AU: Installing update [UpdateId = {E90EA7A3-884E-4084-9C72-AF8B7A91AB5D}]
2006-05-06 12:16:08 1268 520 AU   # WARNING: Install failed, error = 0x800706BA


DESCRIPTION


Error 0x800706BE translates to RPC_S_CALL_FAILED.


WORKAROUND


Make sure Remote Procedure Call (RPC) is started. Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) and Windows Installer Service are dependent on Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service and if RPC is not started BITS and Windows Installer will fail and eventually the updates are not installed.


Somehow RPC service was hung and a quick reboot helped to start the service automatically and updates installed successfully.

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