I'm looking for tips to interpreting the kb999999.log or svcpack.log when an apply fails. With these running silently, the simple plain spoken error messages from the wizard are gone. Sometimes I can pick a meningful error out of the log, but not always. 0xf02b is accompanied by a "not enough free disk space" message. This one still has be guessing:
29.906: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf00d
29.906: Update.exe return code was masked to 0x643 for MSI custom action compliance.
This is a little help, but does not explain 0xf00d.
For now I'm going to resort to downloading the hotfix and running it manually. Just wondered what others experiences with this may be.