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Error message when you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2: “An internal error occurred while installing the service pack”

In a network environment, you set Group Policy to prevent the installation of some devices. When you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) or Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) on a client computer, the installation fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

An internal error occurred while installing the service pack

The error message may also refer to one of the following error codes:

0xe0000248
0x800f0826

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB967818.

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