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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Saving space - deleting WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Often times in our environment, C drives run into space issues and the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder gets relatively large, upwards of 3.5Gb in size. Server 2008, R2 enterprise. ...
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Disable 'Telemetry/ Data Collection' Windows Updates (or temporarily all) on all Domain clients?

Microsoft is pushing "Windows 10 telemetry-like/ data collection" like components to older Windows machines via Windows updates. How to disable these updates (or temporarily all updates) on/ for all ...
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Number of updates pending on Windows 2012

I am running BGInfo on my servers and putting the results into a single database. One thing that I want to record is the number of updates the server believes that it needs. I can do this on Windows ...
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All Public Variables in VBA Macros in my office stopped working this morning [migrated]

So, I am not really a SysAdmin but I am effectively "the IT guy" for my company (we're 12 employees). Sometime between 7pm GMT last night 25/august/2015 and 11am GMT this morning 26/august/2015, ...
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Prevent servers from restarting after Automatic Updates

Work has started a new focus in the way that we look after clients, trying to be more proactive rather than just reacting to problems. Part of this focus is to make sure that servers are up to date. ...
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Should clients be able to access ctldl.windowsupdate.com when using WSUS?

We changed some policies on our webfilter and now we see that some clients are trying to access ctldl.windowsupdate.com but are being blocked. Since we are using a WSUS server I was under the ...
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Do Windows/Automatic updates happen when a PC is sleeping/standby?

Mostly interested in doing it on some Win7 laptops, a lot of people seem to believe its not possible. However I can't find any definitive Microsoft documents detailing it either way: This old ...
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How to determine the appropriate VSS hotfixes/updates to apply to a Windows 2003 server?

Yes...I know...Windows 2003 has already EOL'd now. I'm dealing with a remaining one in a large environment and have some issues that I believe are related to VSS according to a KB hotfix article. ...
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Windows Update Error Code 80248014?

Windows Update says: Windows could not search for new updates. Error code is 80248014. What this error code means and how to resolve this issue?
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Downloading The Windows 10 Upgrade for every PC on my network? [migrated]

Windows 10 is out this week! I want to upgrade all the machines on my network to Windows 10, but not have to download it for each of them. That would kill my internet connection. Is there a way ...
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error code 0x80190194 in wsus windowsupdate.log

My client doenst show itself in the wsus service. how is this possible? I set everything correct following the microsoft guides. now i got the following warnings in my windowsupdate.log file: EDIT: I ...
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Force automatic restart even with users logged in after installation of updates on Windows 8.1 Professional

I want a Windows 8.1 Professional installation which is always running and accessed by users via RDP to install updates automatically and also reboot automatically if the updates require it, but this ...
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Failing to install updates from WSUS

I have a handful of clients that are failing to download a portion of the updates approved for them (NOTE: They are successfully installing other updates pushed out). I've tried a number of different ...
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Install windows Updates(msu files) into running system Windows Vista 7, 8 ,8.1

my PDC is Windows2008 R2 standart and I need to install this emergency update in my workstations - Windows Vista 7, 8 ,8.1 with x86 and x64. For each version a different file. ...
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Stop Active Directory Users installing updates

We have multiple PCs running Windows 8 for testing on an AD. However, Windows update keeps pushing the Windows 8.1, but we need the PCs to strictly be on 8. How could I stop AD users from installing ...
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Windows Update Error 0x80244019

I'm having somewhat of a puzzling problem. I've got a handful of computers that are failing to install updates they're receiving from our WSUS server. The error code that is showing up on their ...
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Can I change the update descriptions in WSUS?

On each Microsoft patch day, I have a pretty large amount of new updates I want to approve to my clients. But instead of 'Approve all updates and continue', I gather information on each update at its ...
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Best way to spread ~4gb of data(windows updates) to ~50clients

I have a few Windows updates of a few operating systems. Those are made with the program wsusoffline and contain several .cab and .exe files. I got those on a USB. What is the best way to deploy them ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO ...
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Remotely install Windows Updates with PsExec

Problem I am working on : I am now in charge of all the Windows machines of a company. All workstations are running Windows 7, I do not have a domain and there is no Windows Server running on the ...
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Multiple instances of standalone installer

So the company I am working at has multiple Vm's that need patching. Mainly Windows Server 2008. A lot of the updates are blocked due to them causing issues on the build systems. However the ...
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Skype For Business WSUS Server 2012

Please forgive me if I don't provide all of the required info for anyone looking to help out, but I'm a junior sys admin just getting started with using and administering WSUS on Server 2012. ...
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What hotfixes/updates does a new 2012 R2 Hyper-V server need?

I'm building several new 2012 r2 Hyper-V servers. One thing that I've read over and over again is that there are A LOT of hotfixes that i need to install on top of the regular OS updates Microsoft ...
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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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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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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 ...