Fix: SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001

In this post, I will show you how to fix SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001. Software Center cannot get the current status for some of the software and returned error code 0x80041001.

With Software Center, you can install applications, install software updates, and upgrade Windows to next versions. When you install SCCM client agent on a Windows computer, the Software Center is also installed.

If you are using Configuration Manager current branch, ensure you have enabled the new software center in the client settings. You can also customize the Software Center branding by specifying a logo, changing the header color etc.

When you launch Software Center on your computer, it relies on components and services that are installed on your Windows PC. If these components or services are stopped or disabled, the software center launches but with errors.

In my observation, the error 0x80041001 occurs on very few machines out of many. The issue is commonly seen where the SCCM client is installed either manually or when the client agent is installed as a part of task sequence OSD deployment.

If you visit Prajwal Desai forums, you will find many questions on software center errors. Every error code has a unique solution associated with it, and you have to examine the SCCM log files to determine the root cause of the issue.

In case you are encountering Software Center loading issues, here is a best article on fixing Software can not be loaded including multiple solutions.

Fix SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001

When you launch Software Center, you get the following error: There is a problem showing the current status. Software Center cannot get the current status for some of the software. Software Center will list any items with available status. You can press F5 to refresh the view. If the problem persists, contact your help desk.

Loading Software Center returned error code 0x80041001. The error code 0x80041001 appears when you launch the Software Center before the SMS Agent host service is started on the computer. If you wait for the SMS agent host service to start and then launch the Software Center, the error 0x80041001 is resolved.

SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001
SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001

Why do you get Software Center returned error code 0x80041001?

If you launch the software center before the SMS agent host service is started, the software center loads with error 0x80041001. You see Software Center returned error code 0x80041001.

When you power on your computer, the SMS Agent Host service is set to delayed start by default and if you wait for a couple of minutes and reopen the Software Center it should load without any issues.

The SMS Agent host service is installed when you install SCCM client on a Windows computer. This service provides change and configuration services for computer management systems. The ccmexec.exe service is set to Automatic (Delayed Start) by default.

Fix SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001
Fix SCCM Software Center Error 0x80041001

The second solution to fix error code 0x80041001 is to reinstall the SCCM client agent. When you reinstall Configuration Manager agent on a computer, the components that agent relies on to function properly are installed. For example, you must update the .NET framework to version 4.8 so that you don’t encounter any errors on SCCM clients, install latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable etc.

If you don’t want to reinstall the client agent, you can also try repairing the SCCM client agent on computers that have Software Center loading error 0x80041001.

In most cases, a client reinstall should resolve the Software Center error code 0x80041001. As I mentioned earlier, the error code 0x80041001 is observed on only few machines and this can be fixed with the solutions described above.

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