An update service for Microsoft operating systems, server products, Office applications, Windows Defender, and Internet Explorer. It provides security updates, service packs, roll-ups, feature packs, and malware protection. The service is included in all versions of Windows since Windows 2000.

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Find Windows Update Given GUID from windowsupdate.log?

When I look through the C:\windows\windowsupdate.log I see events like this : Added update {19a3a735-8458-4b6c-baa8-eef88e4058cf}.201 to search result How can I map a guid given in this way to an ...
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Can not update Windows 7 anymore [migrated]

When i click "Install updates" progress bar shows up with "Preparing to install" text and it dissapears and again i see text about updates and button "Install updates". I have no events written in ...
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Removing an update from a Software Update Group deletes the Package

I've run into this several times now. I had hoped that it would be fixed in CU4 but it does not appear to be. Here is my scenario: I have a Software Update Group named Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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lsass.exe has different version on different Windows 7 x64 machines

On most of machines lsass.exe has version 6.1.7601.23002 On several machines lsass.exe has version 6.1.7601.18798 I suspect that this is a cause of errors ...
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Install optional updates using Cluster-Aware Updating

The question is simple - how can I install updates listed as "optional" in Windows Update using the Cluster-Aware Updating feature in Windows Server Failover Cluster? I installed all the important ...
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Why is .NET Framework 4.5.2 showing as an optional update?

On one of my Windows 2008 R2 servers the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 shows in the list of optional updates. However, when I click on it the description states it is a recommended update. On my ...
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Server 2012 r2 core cannot change windows update to automatic

I have a 2012 r2 server. Trying to change over sconfig updates to automatic, the change will be fine, but when I open again sconfig is set to Manual. I was looking into GroupPolicy, which is set to ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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Cannot install .NET 3.5 Security Update KB296825 on Server 2012

I've been trying to install .NET 3.5 Security Update KB296825 on Server 2012 (non R2), but it keeps failing. Here is what I've tried: Tried downloading the package and running manually Tried sfc ...
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Check which windows update will be installed

I manage a server windows 2012 which was not updated for approximately 2 years, to estimate the impact for a global update, I would like to know how many updates and which ones will be installed next ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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March 10th Patch Tuesday appears to cause SQL Server client connection problems

Since applying the full set of patches on a Win 7.1 Pro desktop and a Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Azure server running SQL 2014, SQL Management Studio (2008 and 2014 versions) won't connect to the SQL ...
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Windows Updates - Download but not install

I need to manually apply Windows updates on a few servers. The Actual Windows Update settings are disabled as they're managed by us (we also use SCCM for them, but the deployment is not 100% ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots into WinRe recovery environment

I have had an issue on a few Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Standard servers recently where when doing a standard reboot, it will reboot into the WinRE recovery environment. Going to the console of the ...
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Failed updates disappear

I just installed Windows Server 2012 R2 I ran Windows Update and it found 42 updates. But something happend and it failed. Then I ran Windows Update again, and under history I can see that almost ...
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Should we be installing Windows Security updates? [closed]

I just RDP'd into one of my companies servers, was alerted to windows updates, so I click. Then I see 62 high priority updates, with the last update (according to update history) was installed on ...
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How to check windows update server whether is in use in company?

Some computers are unknown, however configuration exist in firewall, after change window update server's ip, how to know whether it is in use? How to verify windows update server working in company's ...
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Theoretically, would two up-to-date windows systems be of a similar size? [closed]

If on one computer the windows OS was installed two years ago, and on the other, say, just yesterday... assuming both machines have the exact configuration hardware-wise. and that both machines are up ...
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Is there a safe way to cancel updates during windows shutdown

I have installed a new windows machine and configured windows update to automatically download updates. I need to quickly reboot the machine and I forgot to click the fly out window that allows the ...
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Windows Updates failing on SBS 2011, no errors generated

We recently took over IT duties at a local law firm and have to deal with their neglected server. It's running SBS 2011 SP1 with the standard fare: AD, file shares, IIS, Exchange, and WSUS. From its ...
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why did windows updates install at 2:30pm instead of the time configured in the registry

I have a server in a multi-tenant environment using a WSUS server outside of the domain that the server resides in. Here is the current configuration for the WSUS settings: ...
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PC with windows 7 block entire network during Update installation

I manage a domain with 80 PC that take the updates from the WSUS on server 2k8 R2, I have set the update to be installed once a week at 14:00 since in this time all the PC are on. Once a 2-3 month ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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What does DISM Return Code 0x800F081E mean when installing WMF 4.0 on Windows 7 machines? (online)

I'm using the Windows Update Agent to install WMF 4.0 on my Windows 7 workstations. I unpacked the MSU to get the cab files and install them using DISM online mode with the following commands (one for ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Notification on login spash screen

we are have two load balanced svr 2012 R2 machines, front end netscaler, using citrix reciever to login. The issue i have is i cannot seem to disable the notifications when users are logging in that ...
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Strategy for virtualised Windows Server Updates to reduce downtime

We have a wonderful VMWare based visualized environment that has, until now, been hosting a collection of Linux based VMs. We've now added in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that hosts a SQL Server ...
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Exchange 2010 SP3 Update Rollup 8 - Outlook NDR Errors

Yesterday started to notice issues with one or two Outlook 2013 clients where when users try to send emails to any address, whether internal or external, a NDR would immediately come back: Your ...
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Getting PCs to report to WSUS

We have Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) set up in our domain environment. It is configured and working correctly. We run into an issue every once in a where Windows Update will lose/forget the ...
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Number of important Windows Updates

For Microsoft Server OS's, is there a location in the registry or possibly WMI that stores the number of pending Important Updates? My inventory software supports wmi and registry keys. Trying to see ...
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Windows updates not installing. 0x87d00244

We are using SCCM 2012 SP1 CU5 (5.0.7804.1600) and on many of our Windows 7 clients updates are not installing. When I run "Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle" the ...
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WSUS connection error

Server 2008 R2 WSUS 3.2.7600.226 Every min or so, sometimes less, sometimes more I get a connection error and have to reset server node. The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the ...
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windows update configuration from command line

I'm building a script to rebuild a server from scratch. I want to configure Windows Update as below. I can set the first option using reg add ...
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windows update - strange behaviour using up all CPU

I have a windows 2008R2 server which has had windows update go mad. Last night it started pegging the CPU @ 100% and using 1GB RAM. Killing the Windows Update service took the CPU and MEM back to ...
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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

When I am logged in via remote desktop on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core machine I can trigger the windows update by running sconfig.cmd. This however fails when its getting called within a PS remote ...
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Can Windows Cluster Aware Updating be configured to allow for downtime?

I thought I'd ask here before giving up completely on this. We have a Windows 2012 Cluster with two nodes and quorum type as "Node and File Share Majority". Failover is not allowed to happen ...
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Disable update popup on Windows 2012 R2

We have started to deploy more Windows 2012 R2 servers on our network. When we log on to these servers (only admins log on to these servers), we are sometimes presented with a blue banner that says ...
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Prevent user from hiding windows updates

Is there an option in GPO or registry to prevent users from hiding windows updates?
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SCCM 2012 Software Update role - Can I still use WSUS?

I manage a network of about 1200 workstations and about 200 or so servers. We have migrated away from McAfee in favor of System Center Endpoint Protection for our corporate Anti-Malware solution. ...
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WSUS & GPOS - Force restart and disable choosing updates W12R2

My objective is that Windows Update runs everyday, install all available updates and (if necessary) automatically restarts the computer, giving the chance to the users to postpone it to maximum 4 ...
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LanDesk, CBA 8 unable to locate the remote

I'm patching some workstation via LanDesk and for 1 workstation, there's this error that appears sometimes... I mean : i have to patch 10 updates on this workstation update 1 : ok update 2 : error ...
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powershell check windows update on a server

We have some 1000 + servers, we are doing monthly patching activity. i need to check the patches are updated on the servers or not, is it possible to check based on the Microsoft Security Bulletin ...
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Stagger automatic windows updates for ec2 instances

I have several Windows ec2 instances that are controlled by an ELB (Elastic Load Balancer). These instances are scheduled to install any new windows updates once per day during non-peak hours. ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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Errors when attempting to update source files, Server 2012R2 (errors 80073701 and 14081)

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 machine that I installed with Server Core, and then decided that I wanted to switch to GUI. I'll make the long story short: I ran windows updates, and now the source ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?
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Declining superseded updates in WSUS

When you click on an update that has been superseded in WSUS, you get a warning that says you should verify the update is no longer needed before declining it. According to Microsoft, you're supposed ...
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information send to microsoft by joining to microsoft improvement program group

I wanna deploy a WSUS server 2008r2 in my network .during deployment I saw an option "Join to Microsoft improvement program group" . I'm curious that what kinds of information will send to Microsoft ...
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When does the “Install Updates and Shut Down” appear? (I want it to, but it won't for some updates)

Setup: Server - WSUS 3.0 SP2 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 (I use WSUSPackagePublisher as a GUI for the WSUS API for importing/creating non MS updates/catalogs) Workstations - Windows 7 Pro ...
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Install a list of Windows updates?

We're trying to build some snowflake servers programatically via templating and Chef, one of the requirements is to match the patch level of our production servers in the base template at this stage. ...