Error HRESULT:0x800F0818 after installing Windows updates

I saw this specific issue after Windows updates had run on my cloud server. The Features & Roles sections within Server Manager were failing to display the relevant information, see below for the exact issue encountered:

When clicking on the Add Features or Add Roles buttons I would then see error HRESULT:0x800F0818:

The Fix

Thankfully the resolution was very straight-forward – the first two hits from a Google search on HRESULT:0x800F0818 prescribed the correct fix. I used this link:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/roplatforms/archive/2010/05/12/how-to-fix-server-manager-errors-after-installing-updates-hresult-0x800f0818-hresult-0x800b0100.aspx

For me the issue was resolved by re-applying some files from the Windows6.1-KB947821-v14-x64.msu package. The Mircosft Update Readiness Tool will find the corrupt packages so you will know which packages to find and re-apply.