Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 won't get updates in audit mode

When you need to customize an installation of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 and enter audit mode you can’t install any updates with the Windows Update GUI, it’s getting stuck at checking for updates. This is because Windows Update is locked when the when the audit mode/OOBE is still in progress. When checking the logfiles of Windows Update (WindowsUpdate.log) it show this: Windows OOBE is still in progress. AU deferring detection WARNING: BeginDetection failed, hr:0x8024a008 All AU searches complete. # WARNING: Failed to find updates with error code 8024a008 AU setting next…

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