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I'm running an Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 Datacenter Edition instance. I tried to run Windows update on it a couple of times but it just seems to hang. Does the Datacenter edition get patched centrally somehow or do I still need to patch my individual instance?

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You have to patch them yourselves. I don't think the hanging is related to EC2. Is there anything in the error logs (eventvwr)?

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I didn't look into it too deeply. It's a micro instance so everything is very very slow. Instead of patching I ended up creating a new instance based on Amazon's latest image. Hopefully it's patched. – sipwiz Jun 18 '12 at 11:23
"Hopefully" - as in, Hopefully you'll actually check it's patched. – Tom O'Connor Jun 18 '12 at 11:31

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