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How do you check for Windows Updates on Windows Server 2008 R2? I have searched around on the machine and can't find where I run a check.

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If you press F1, it will bring up the help system that will point you to this. Google will too. – SpacemanSpiff Jun 5 '11 at 22:04

Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update >Check for Updates


Just type "Windows Update" into the search bar in the start menu.

OR as KCotreau pointed out

Start > All Programs > Windows Update

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Start>All Programs>Windows Update .

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If you're looking to do this from the command line or from with scripts, the command I use on Server 2003 is wuauclt /detectnow and I know of no reason that shouldn't work on 2008.

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