05 June 2020

Bypass WSUS to Install Server Features | 0x800F0954

I recently needed to install some Windows Server Features on a 2019 server, but received the following error when doing so: 0x800F0954

The server was trying to pull its updates from WSUS, which was obviously failing.  In order to get around this, you need to change the Registry:

Open Regedit and go to the following location:
I found that I needed to create the WindowsUpdate then the AU key as they didn't exist.

Create a new DWORD called UseWUServer

Reboot the server and then you should be able to install the relevant features.