We recently received error 0X2C24 when we attempted to install install update 960082 via Microsoft Update on Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 2. We researched the issue and found KB 967092 addressing the issue, but when we attempted to install the update manually, we still received an error preventing the installation.
We resolved the issue by completing the setup for the Small Business Server internal monitoring and reporting database, which uses WMSDE (it’s based on SQL 2000). Once that was complete, we were able to install update 960082.
We discovered that we need to complete all of SBS 2003’s To-Do List before switching from Windows Update to Microsoft Update. The To-Do List suggests running Windows Update ASAP after completing the CEICW, however we were a bit anxious and flipped it to Microsoft Update on the first update pass.