Failed to run BeginSearch() on WUAgent. Error = 0x80070424.

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Patching fails on a client machine:

WUA Handler.log Throws the error message: Failed to run BeginSearch() on WUAgent. Error = 0x80070424.

Client: Windows 8.1 Machine.

Unable to find Windows Update service on the client machine.

Config Manager Environment: Single Primary site: MECM 1910

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Satish Thota 2 months 4 Answers 72 views Beginner 0

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  1. Normally it should be part of your software update ..but you can also try to install the latest SSU manually just to confirm

  2. Hi Anoop,

    Do i need to install the latest Servicing Stack Update on this machine Manually?
    The below SSU installed on : 18th June 2020.
    2020-06 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB4562253)

  3. You can check whether the latest SSU is updated on this Windows 8 device.
    What is SSU?

  4. Error 0x80070424 Translates to – The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

    My guess would be something to do with SSU rather than updates of WUA service/client

    You can check whether the latest SSU is updated on this Windows 8 device

    Windows Update Service might be disabled as expected…

    Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs. If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.

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