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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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. ...
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Unknown issue taking down client machines, virus or coincidence

I’m sorry if this should be on SuperUser instead of ServerFault. Please ask me to migrate the question instead of flaming. I’ve had 2 windows desktops go down on the network in the space of one ...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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Squid 3 transparent proxy blocking Windows Update

I am a sophomore information systems and technology student, and I am setting up a Squid transparent proxy. It filters everything it needs to (I work at a boarding high school, so pornography is a ...
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Does WSUS include 3rd party patches/drivers?

I have a WSUS server setup on our network here. It is set to download ALL Windows and Office Updates and store them locally. Does this include 3rd party drivers and patches as well? Or how does WSUS ...
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Nagios check for wuauserv on Windows Server 2008+

From Windows Server 2008+, wuauserv is no longer a service that's ran all of the time and is instead ran as a scheduled task. I'm not sure of the exact behavior of how the scheduled task is created as ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Locked HD

HP Proliant Microserver Gen8; Server 2012 R2; Three 1TB SATA Harddrives, two arrays: 1 Raid 0 OS drive, 2 Raid 1 Data drives "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try ...
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KB2919355 updated not offered

On my Windows 8.1 machines, the so-called "April Update" from KB2919355 was installed automatically by Windows Update, as expected. However, on my 2012 R2 server, the update was not automatically ...
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Can I find out what changes a windows update made

I installed KB2898869 and KB2901126 over the weekend. After that the authentication systems in all of my ASP.NET websites on the server stopped working. As a temporary fix, I have uninstalled both ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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WSUS reset questions

I just deployed WSUS on Server 2012 R2 for a 2012 level AD environment. All of the connected machines are Server 2012, 2012 R2 and windows 8.1 (all x64). When I did my first sync WSUS wanted to ...
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Windows Update not working on 2012

We have a 2012 Server which is failing to install updates, just searching online, WSUS forever to get updates. I tried rebooting and running the WSUS stop, renaming the Softwaredistribution folder and ...
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Is there a way to get windows update information from linux?

I'm a Linux admin and do most of my administration from a Linux host. I maintain my Linux patches with a script that goes out and queries Linux hosts, and gets uptime, last patch date and a number of ...
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Weird WSUS issue, works after juggling computer names. What's going on? [closed]

I am re purposing old PCs that have long been replaced but are sitting on the bench. Here's the scenario. Let's say I have a benched PC named "XXX-420-S01". This PC exists in an OU entitled "420". ...
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How to prevent Server rebooting upon log off when a restart is pending?

This issue is related to Windows Update forcing a restart when the last session logs off Server 2003. Updates have been installed and a restart is pending. Obviously this is problematic if the last ...
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Does a Windows 7 update bundle for USB exist?

I am bench imaging a bunch of PCs. Our environment uses Alteris to download the image then execute a script to download the updates and install software. Our internet connection is not so good so ...
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Will downloaded WSUS updates be applied on shutdown if the schedule is per weekday?

Assume the following scenario: I have a schedule specified in Group Policy for a server that says "Apply updates on Saturday at 11pm". I approve updates in WSUS on Monday at 9am. Updates should be ...
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Can Windows Updates affect stability of the IIS?

We're having stability problems in our site - it becomes unresponsive to periods of a few minutes or about 20 minutes. While investigating the issue, I noticed that the server is not being maintained ...
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Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 to restart after auto update on weekends only

This article provides excellent guide on how to change group policy to prevent windows update to restart the server. However we don't want to hold back applying important update for too long. Is there ...
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ColdFusion 10 on Windows 2008 R2 won't start automatically after Windows Update

I'm running ColdFusion 10 Update 13 on Windows 2008 R2 x64, and since a Windows Update was applied yesterday, ColdFusion won't start automatically when Windows starts. It looks like the Windows Update ...
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Long pending Windows 2008 R2 updates [closed]

Our 2008 R2 IIS web server needs to be updated. We have some critical client applications running on it, so we decided not to apply any patches due to the downtime. Now we've accumulated a backlog ...
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Updating Win2008R2 SP1 with Windows Updates often fails when installing multiple updates but same failed update work when installed one a time

I am updating a whole bunch of server which are running Windows 2008R2 SP1. There are about 120 updates to install. I found that if I run all of the updates, it takes hours and hours, then fails and ...
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Is there the full list of return codes for “wusa.exe”?

Is there the full list of return codes for "wusa.exe"? I guess that Windows System Error Codes are applicable here. http://www.hiteksoftware.com/knowledge/articles/049.htm But sometimes I need to ...
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Is there a way to script the installation of System Center Configuration Manager updates listed in Software Center?

We have a very tight outage window and for many of our systems, the servers must be rebooted in the correct order. Because of this, I would like to script our updates. I have attempted to use this ...
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How to find which user ran the Windows Update in Windows 2003 server

Recently a Windows Update was done on one of our Windows 2003 production servers and we don't know which user ran the update. Is possible to identify who ran the update in event viewer or somewhere ...