Recently on two of my Windows 10 systems all updates from the Microsoft Store failed with Error 0x800706D9.
I had that issue back in 2017, back then it turned out that the Storage Service was turned off. And the same issue was the reason today.
After turning on the Storage Service (just execute services.msc as admin), the store applied the hanging updates without any issues. Manual as Startup Type is fine.
I have no idea what turned off the Storage Service!
To automate all the things, here are a few PowerShell Commands that might help (Please use an elevated Shell):
I do not like the ticks (`) in PowerShell code, but this makes it easier to read on my blog. To make clean code available, I also published a small Gist with cleaner code.
If you still have issues you might want to try the following. Please use an elevated Shell:
As the user that faces the issue, please execute the following (in my case the user does NOT have Admin rights, so I have to execute it as the user in a regular Shell):
You also might try the following, from an elevated PowerShell: