Failed to install: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (KB974417)

We manage 300 - 400 computers and this is the 5th computer in two weeks that won't install this update on Windows XP SP3 boxes with Office 2003. 

The following updates were not installed:  Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Security Update for Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (KB974417)

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 24,091 Applies to:
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Try this:

Go to Add/Remove Programs (Show Updates)

Uninstall the .NET 2.0 Update KB976569. Reboot. Apply KB974417 successfully, Reboot. The KB975569 update will then be subsequently applied.

This worked for me and did not take a much time as removing all the .NET installs, or fiddling with the .NET cleanup utility.

 

Regards,

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