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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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

I am setting up a new WSUS server on Server 2012 R2. I have the settings down to English and only the systems we have, as well as Language Packs for those turned off Drivers are also turned off. When ...
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Gathering List of .Net 1.1 Updates for Server 2008R2

What is the best method to get the list of updates that needs to be installed to bring a .Net 1.1 install on Server 2008R2 current on security updates? I've read multiple guides online on installing ...
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How can I trigger Windows Update on a large number of servers without special tools

We have a large number of Windows Server 2012 VMs that need monthly updates, but the updates have to happen in a scheduled downtime window. That means we can't just configure the servers to install ...
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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

I have disabled windows update on all of my windows server. Will that cause problems?
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Windows Update Exception through Windows Firewall

We have a couple machines deployed to a retail environment and due to budget constraints, are limited to Windows Firewall as our firewall. We inherently block all outgoing connections, and ...
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Uninstalling Windows Server Update Services causes IIS 8 to fail

I installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard box which was also running IIS 8. I no longer required WSUS on the server and uninstalled it using the roles and ...
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Exchange 2013 running on 2012R2 changes time to about 5 hours ahead for a short time

I have an Exchange 2013 Server running Cu11 on 2012R2 OS. Twice now, it has randomly changed its system time, to about 5 hours ahead for a duration of about a couple minutes, then changed back to ...
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Windows update affecting external libraries installed on server windows 2012 r2

Recently i have applied windows update on my Windows server 2012 R2, before this update Microsoft jet.OLEDB 4.0 was installed on my server and was properly running. Just after the updates i started ...
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Windows 7 update kills boot sector

I have a serious problem with a bunch of computers. They're all equiped with a ASUS P9X79 Pro Mainboard, running Windows 7 Ultimate and refuse to boot starting with one machine yesterday morning and 4 ...
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How to streamline Windows (2008R2) Updates

Yesterday I babysat a Windows 2008 R2 server for three hours applying multiple rounds of Windows Updates. This is not a good use of my time. This is a server that cannot apply updates automatically; ...
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How to install drivers/recommended updates via windows update in windows 10?

My virus scanner (ESET Endpoint Security) tells me that Windows has recommended updates for me. But if I try to search for them via Windows Update, it tells me that everything is up to date. ...
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Users are seeing Windows Update notification on Terminal Servers. How to stop it?

We have a 6-server TS farm running Server 2008 R2 and using a WSUS server to do updates. Group Policy for the farm has updates configured to automatically download and install as soon as they're ...
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WSUS Client failing to restart automatically w/Failed to delete OSUpgradePendingReboot error

I have a handful of WSUS clients (2008 r2 and 2012 r2) which occasionally fail to reboot after installing updates via WSUS. The event log will indicate that all updates have been installed but the ...
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Azure SQL Express 2014 VM: Cannot update/patch SQL Express

I created a VM using the standard Azure image "SQL Server 2014 SP1 Express on Windows Server 2012 R2". I immediately ran Windows Update and all patches for the server worked but the Security Update ...
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Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy?

Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy? In other words, how can I check the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows." ...
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System File Corruption causing Freezing a KSOD

At present we are having some difficulties with one of our Terminal Servers. It is a VM Server 2012 (64bit) What is happening at the moment is that random applications (IE, Chrome, Notepad, Word, ...
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Disable automatic Windows Update for WLAN Clients

I'm looking for a way to disable automatic Windows-Updates on Windows 7 when connected to the internet wirelessly. The clients are all connected to a 2008 R2 Domaincontroller. Doing a quick google ...
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Failing updates in WS2012R2 @(KB3126593,KB3126593,KB3071756)

I have a freshly installed, properly licensed Windowsed Server 2012R2 that has 3 failing updates: Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3126593) Security Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 update stuck after restart at 9%

I installed windows server 2012 R2 on a server with IIS, SQL, TFS and some other Microsoft products. After finished installation, I ran windows update which asked for restart to continue installation. ...
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Get the latest CTL or list of trusted root certificates

I need to implement a service that does not start because the certificate cannot be validated. This certificate have a root ca that was recently created, so my windows 7 machines does not trust in ...
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Slow Windows Updates on Windows servers

I manage several servers running Windows 2008 R2. We install the latest Windows Updates every month. From the logs over the last year I can see that it is taking longer and longer to install them. ...
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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

We have a script that declines KB890830 updates for our on-premise Windows Update Server, but we recently found someone approved one of the monthly updates before the script could run and the ...
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AWS EC2 How to install Windows Updates and Reboot computer remotely?

I want to run a command via AWS Run Command that downloads and installs windows updates on a remote Windows 2012 R2 Server instance running on EC2, and reboots the instance. I tried suggestions on ...
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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Are the Knowledge-Base-Article ID numbers, e.g. “KB3198347” more than simple identifiers?

These days, Microsoft Windows Updates have numbers like "KB3198347" . Do these identifiers (and their corresponding Knowledge-Base-Article ID numbers) carry some meaning? Like the first digit 3 means ...
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Unable to update Windows 10 programatically

Would like to apply the Windows 10 November upgrade programatically to my Windows 10 Pro machines. Since this is to be done on a large number of machines, it has to be done programatically. For this ...
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Unable to update Windows server 2012

I'm unable to update windows server 2012. I've run Windows Update Diagonstics too, but it doesn't seem to fix it. The server acts as a member of a domain with its DNS settings pointed to the server ...
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How can local admin override policies for automatic updating? [closed]

Ì am local admin on my Win 7 computer. I want to prevent automatic updates that are controlled by group or domain policies. How do I do that? I saw this question about screen savers How can I override ...
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Firewall Blocking PSWindowsUpdate

Problem I am trying to use the script from this link below to retrieve windows updates from a remote computer (Server 2012 R2) using the command Get-WUList. ...
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Prevent Windows Update/Upgrade to reset registry value(s)

Situation: Windows 10 with specific application installed Application has modified some registry keys at installation in "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Print... After installing ...
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Windows Server notify when installing updates finished

The Windows Servers in our environment (2008 R2 and 2012 R2) install updates automatically once a month, but don't restart automatically (yet), because the WSUS server should be the last server to ...
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WSUS 3.0 SP2 Database is huge, can I “reset” it, or what else can I do?

A WSUS 3.0 SP2 Installation on a site I inherited has a huge database by now. This site used to have several generations/variations of client/server Windows installations, and several thousands of ...
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in WSUS is there a way to set the DOWNLOAD AUTOMATICALLY at night but APPROVED MANUALLY in the morning what update to use/deploy to the clients?

right now when i approved updates in the morning the WSUS eats up the bandwidth of the internet which is affecting our business operations. is there a way to set the DOWNLOAD AUTOMATICALLY at night ...
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Windows Update admin restriction settings lingering after GPO deleted.

A couple weeks ago I tried to implement WSUS in our environment, but wasn't really happy with the results. I ended up scrapping it and deleting the GPO that set the WSUS server and other update ...
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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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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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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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error code 0x80190194 in wsus windowsupdate.log [closed]

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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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 ...