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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Cannot install Windows 8.1 Update Kb2919355. Windows Update Error 80073712 [migrated]

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64. On April 9th, I was offered two updates from Microsoft. Usually, updates install automatically through Windows update but the following two updates, I noticed today (April ...
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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 ...
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Update Package causes Win 7 deployment to fail

For whatever reason our Win 7 deployment hasn't been kept up to date with new updates and I've started adding them as packages. (I know I can create a new image but it's not viable at the moment). ...
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windows server 2008 - can't start services, no networking after update

My Windows Server 2008 gone crazy after update. Windows interface showing that physical link is not connected, but it is connected, I can ping him, I can ping from console any avialable hostname ...
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Windows updates failing to install (code 80070005)

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server. There are 5 Windows updates sitting waiting for me to install: ... but when I try, I get the following error message: I have tried rebooting, installing each of ...
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Active Directory Web Services update will not get installed when it should

I'm attempting to install Active Directory Web Services on a Windows 2008 64-bit server (No, not R2). I'm getting the download from the Microsoft download centre here: ...
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Windows 2008 stuck on Configuring updates Stage 3 of 3

I am having problems with my Windows 2008 Enterprise Server box. It is a VM set up as a file Server. I did some Windows updates on few of my VMs today and they all ran fine, except this one, after a ...
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Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows Server 2008

Currently we're having formatting issues when printing from a Windows 2008 server via TS Easy Print which we don't see when printing from Windows Server 2008 R2. Clients are running windows 7 with a ...
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What does wusa.exe return code 5 mean?

I'm trying to install powershell 4.0 on a server via chocolatey. It fails with: [ERROR] [ERROR] Running wusa.exe with ...
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Mass windows update servers

We have an environment with around 30 windows server machines all subscribed to a WSUS server. We approve updates through WSUS, but the actual installation of the updates is done manually on each ...
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Server 2003 Unable to run windows update error 0x80190194

I just installed server 2003 and i am trying to run windows update. when it starts to check for updates i immediately get this error 0x80190194. I have done some research on it and found two links ...
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WSUS Server shows - Not Yet Reported

Server OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Client OS - Windows 7 WSUS Server Version - 3.2.7600.226 Around 4 days has been passed, still Windows Client is showing Last Status Report as 'Not Yet ...
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Error code 80244019 while installing Windows Update

I'm posting this to hopefully helpout anyone else who might encounter this. I have a Win2008r2 domain, and my clients decided to stop talking to the WSUS server. All indications were that they were ...
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prevent domain controller using wpad for windows update

We have a 2012 domain controller in an environment where we are running a web proxy auto discovery (WPAD) setup for client devices, and that proxy server requires authentication. However windows ...
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Best practice for keeping VMWare Workstation templates up-to-date with Windows Update [closed]

I have occasional projects (once every 2-3 months) which I start by creating a VMware VM from a template. I am running VMware Workstation 9.0, nothing fancy like vSphere so VMware Update Manager not ...
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Windows Client not getting updated from WSUS Server

Please see PrintScreen1.png As per Above Print-screen Computer qnit086v2 has 96% installed updates. PrintScreen2.png As per Above Print-screen '242 updates has not been installed'. If i click on ...
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How can I allow Windows XP workstations to recieve updates after EOL?

When Microsoft Windows XP ends its Offical Update Support on April 8, 2014, is there any way of updating re-installed clients, offline? Like keeping a copy of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP and all of ...
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Truobles with Windows Update Domain Policy on Windows Server 2003

I got a problem with Windows Update Domain Policy. The Domain Policy is configured with automatic automatic download of updates, but dont installation (Option 3). Everytime i check the policy and ...
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WARNING: LoadLibrary failed for srclient.dll with hr:8007007e

I have the following error message on my windows 2003 server x86: WARNING: LoadLibrary failed for srclient.dll with hr:8007007e in the windowsupdate.log while I am trying to install the WSUS sp2. I ...
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Is there a way to control where a windows update extracts temporary files?

Working on a vendor built system, we've realized that OS partition (C:) they created was rather small (38 GB). The object is to update Windows 2008 R2 to SP1. Several sources state that 8 GB is ...
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WSUS Public or Domain Certificate

After having followed this guide, it is unclear when one would use a public certificate versus a domain certificate for WSUS. What are the advantages and disadvantages of one way versus the other? ...
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Run specific script after every Windows Update

Is there a way to run a specific script each time Windows update completes (i.e., after reboot or after an update that doesn't require a reboot)? My application is suffering from MSCOMCTL.OCX ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard client app won't start after .NET Framework update on client [closed]

I'm running the 180-day trial of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The client computer has Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) installed. A few days ago, a security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework ...
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Alternative for Windows Server Update Services Without Local 2008 Server

We have about 30 (and growing) remote sites, all with about 5-6 windows based pc's at them. The offices at the moment have local 2008 servers, but due to the cost of licences we are looking to get rid ...
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Windows Server 2008 stopped showing progress of installing updates after emergency reboot

I had to reboot machine with w2k8 server by pressing "reset" during it was installing updates due to hung update. After this when I've rebooted and resumed update process it installs update but does ...
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Windows update looks completely different on two servers both running Windows Server 2012?

I have a clean install of Windows Server 2012, and another server where I upgraded to 2012 from 2008. I noticed that on the upgraded machine, when I type "Windows Update", an item for it appears in ...
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Cluster Aware Updating set up - VirtualComputerObjectName ignored

I am trying to set up Cluster Aware Updating, but it always fails with the following error: Add-CauClusterRole : Unable to create the CAU clustered role because a Network Name resource could not be ...
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How important is patch management? [duplicate]

Problem I'm trying to sell the idea of organizational patch/update management and antivirus management to my superiors. Thus far, my proposition has been met with two responses: We haven't had any ...
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installing an msu update package on windows 7 while windows update service is disabled [closed]

Iam trying to install an msu update package on my corporate's PCs, but when executing the msu it fails with the following error: [windows update standalone installer installer encountered an error: ...
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Can I download windows updates automatically during the night?

I would like to download the windows 2003/8 updates during the night. Is it possible ? But How ?
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Deploying Updates via SCCM only when users are logged off

In SCCM for package deployments, there's an option to make the assignment mandatory and the schedule to be at logoff, and also options for only deploying packages when no user is logged on. I'd like ...
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Change the Windows Automatic Updates Schedule on Server Core

Server 2012 Core. I can manually check for Windows Updates with sconfig option 6. I can set Windows Updates to automatic with sconfig option 5. Great. What if I want to change that to 4 AM? What ...
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How safe is it to run Windows Server 2008 R2 datacenter without SP1? [closed]

I manage a Windows VPS on hosteurope.de. I've been trying to update it to SP1 - it says Windows Update are disable by group policy, and workarounds found online don't seem to work - same thing for ...
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Windows Update on Server Core 2012

I've been searching for awhile and have yet to find the answer to my question on exactly how windows update works with Server Core 2012. I have a couple of domain controllers i just brought online and ...
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Why is Last Windows Update date not set in Registry when Updating via COMObject?

When i manually Update a Windows Machine (W2K3) via the yellow icon in the Taskbar, i can get the last Install date via the Registry: (Get-ItemProperty -Path ...
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Windows could not search for new updates?

I have a recently-built Windows Server 2008 R2 system whose Windows Updates started failing suddenly. While I am presented an error code 80072F76, none of the automatic fixes seem to work. What's the ...