This post is an how-to-guide on how to fix : KB2919355 The software change returned error code 0X87D0070C
KB2919355 Update is a cumulative update that includes all previous released security updates and non-security updates that were released before March 2014. This cumulative update is available for deployment using the software updates into Configuration Manager.
When trying to install this update with SCCM your gets a failed status in Software Center.
When looking at the error details, you get :
“The software change returned error code 0X87D0070C (-2016409844)“
This get translated to : “Software update execution timeout”.
Looking at the Software Update properties in SCCM (Software Library – Software Update – All Software update), we can see that this error is set to a maximum run time of 10 minutes.
This update is considered as a “Standard” update which get a maximum run time of 10 minutes. However this update is 700mb which looks more like a service pack.
Change the value of “Maximum Run Time” to 60 minutes and click apply.
Relaunch the installation and voila ! The update will install correctly.
Bonus tips : Be sure to set your maintenance windows accordingly to allow this update.
Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 5 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.