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How can I remotely uninstall a patch from a Windows server?

I have 300 small offices that I need to scan for, and remove the recalled patch: 2982791 Since I have RPC access to all hosts, what command line process can I use to remotely uninstall this patch if ...
4
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0answers
32 views

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?
4
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1answer
36 views

Declining superseded updates in WSUS

When you click on an update that has been superseded in WSUS, you get a warning that says you should verify the update is no longer needed before declining it.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 ...
2
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1answer
41 views

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 ...
0
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2answers
51 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
44 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
281 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
155 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
624 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
2k views

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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0answers
141 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
288 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
552 views

How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
0
votes
1answer
503 views

Unusual behaviour after post-Windows Update reboot

One of our Windows 2008 R2 SP1 servers hung during a shutdown whilst performing a Windows Update - I elected to "Shutdown and apply updates" - which with hindsight may not have been an optimal choice. ...
4
votes
1answer
271 views

WSUS Updates - Best Practice

We have an isolated enviornment of a few hundred servers in which we use WSUS to push updates too. We have thousands of updates which to manage and push to devices testing along the way to ensure the ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

WSUS Shows Incorrect Version & WSUS (isolated) fails to download updates

One of the issues we are having is the clients will not download the updates from our WSUS server. They check-in as they are suppose too and find applicable updates but they are unable to actually ...
2
votes
3answers
82 views

Windows Update w/machines not on network

We have a scenario where we have 60 computers that need to be loaded with Windows7 at our company as well as have all windows updates installed. Our company has an internet especially for visitors ...
1
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1answer
195 views

Does Windows Datacenter Edition get patched centrally

I'm running an Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 Datacenter Edition instance. I tried to run Windows update on it a couple of times but it just seems to hang. Does the Datacenter edition get patched centrally ...
3
votes
1answer
282 views

Scheduled task based on Microsoft patch release cycle

I have a simple powershell script which unapproves all patches based on computer group name in WSUS which works great. All of our servers patch on a specific Day/Week/Time starting on Week0-Wednesday ...
9
votes
3answers
8k views

Microsoft Windows - Install Updates And Restart (instead of Install and Shutdown)

I have a Windows box I would like to manage remotely. When I logged in this morning, the Start menu shows a ! next to the Shutdown button, notifying me there are updates to install. But the only ...
3
votes
1answer
228 views

Setting a non-default downloads location for Windows updates

Windows Server 2003 originally was setup with C: having a limited partition size. Is there a simple way to change where updates download to, so C: is not used at all? Actually I would like to extend ...
0
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1answer
140 views

Windows updates change firewall settings, break server

Last night a Windows update ran on our server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and this morning we couldn't RDP into the box or access the sites that it hosts. The hosting provider could RDP into it ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Removal or Update of .NET on Win2003 Server

G'day, A two pronged question for you all... Here at work, we've prematurely put .NET 3.5 on our production server (Win 2003, which previously it had no .NET at all). Ever since, every time we ...
3
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1answer
43 views

How does Windows manage file versions across different Windows Updates?

One thing i never understood nor find any easy explanation is how Windows manages changes to system files from differing Windows updates. Take for example A certain KB release applies patches to ...
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1answer
2k views

Update is not applicable to your computer

I am running Windows Web Server 2008 R2 SP1 and its a 64-bit. I am trying to apply this hotfix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980368 and it becoming TOTALLY impossible? i have double checked and ...
25
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9answers
13k views

Best way to fully update a new installed Windows?

I am wondering, what is the best way to automatically update a new installation of Windows (Windows 7)? When I manually update a new install of Windows 7 SP1, I get about 45 updates. Installing ...
1
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3answers
4k views

Configure Windows update through proxy?

I have a squid proxy server and my clients are running on windows xp. How can I make Windows XP reach the windows update sites through proxy? In short, through the proxy, windows can not download ...
1
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4answers
1k views

install updates without shut down

Using Windows 2003 I'm connecting to a remote computer - I can restart it but I dont want to shut it down. (as i can't turn it back on) There are pending windows updates. What I want to do is ...
1
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2answers
95 views

Quick Way to Find Info on a List of Updates

Let's say I want to debug an issue where a few client computers were impacted by a long list of updates that occurred in the last few months. I run a systeminfo | find /i "kb" > updatelist.log. ...
2
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2answers
3k views

Edit Windows Update GPO Via Command Line

I am trying to find a way to edit the group policy for Windows Updates programmatically. I have a local WSUS server to which I want to point new installs of windows. Ideally, I just want to have a ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I check that two servers have the same features and updates installed?

I have two Windows Server 2008 servers, one for test environment and the other for development environment. I would like to make sure that they have exact features and updates installed, what is the ...
8
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4answers
1k views

Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use

I'm looking for advice on what patch management solutions you would recommend based upon your experience. I'm also looking for which ones you would not recommend based upon your experience. We have ...
2
votes
3answers
172 views

Windows Updates On Single Production Web Server

What is best practice for installing windows updates on a single production web server. The server is fairly highly loaded with about 500k daily pageviews, and there's no test machine to pretest ...
0
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1answer
220 views

Windows Update Won't Open On Win2k8 R2

When I try and open the Windows Update control panel it either never displays, or displays a partially rendered Windows Update window and never seems to "unfreeze". I've tried cycling the Windows ...
1
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3answers
4k views

Default Microsoft Windows Update Server

I'm in a corporate Windows environment, which has deployed its own WSUS server. The thing is, it seems to hardly ever be updated. This means I don't get the latest updates for months. It's a worry ...
1
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3answers
880 views

How to always reboot Windows 2008 R2 after a Windows Update

How can I configure Windows 2008 R2 to always reboot after a Windows Update? Here's why: We have Windows Update configured at 5am on production servers. Windows Update can leave a server in a bad ...
2
votes
4answers
653 views

Windows Updates mirror for ISPs

I work in a ISP where bandwidth is limited. We want to provide our customers a mirror for WINDOWS UPDATES, so we cant save bandwidth and provide to our customers a faster connection. How can we ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Low cost WSUS Alternative?

We currently use WSUS and it's fantastic for our workstations and keeping track of what updates our servers need. I'd sooner not automatically have WSUS install patches in the small hours to our ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Will IIS always be installed as fully patched?

When I install Internet Information Server on a Windows machine that is fully patched according to Windows Update, will it be installed as patched right from the start? I have always wondered if any ...
0
votes
1answer
385 views

Group Policy to have different groups using different Windows update Source

I am trying to set up a group policy (Under Windows Server 2003) so that staff computers will point to a WSUS server for Windows update, while computers in another group (IT & Test group) will ...
1
vote
2answers
334 views

Windows 7 slipstreamed ISO

Can I be clear and mention I'm not after pirating Windows 7. I have an MSDN subscription and I'm about to reinstall Windows 7. Is there a way of easily slipstreaming all the updates or even ...
1
vote
2answers
285 views

Any way to identify what user account launched Windows Update?

I'm doing some forensics to try to figure out which noob updated and rebooted a critical server at the most inopportune moment. Is there any way to determine the user account that launched Windows ...
1
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2answers
477 views

Mac address changed after windows automatic update?

My computer and that of a collegue have a changed their adress when booting up this morning. The only thing I can think of right now is the windows automatic update which has kicked in tonight to ...
0
votes
1answer
728 views

Need to use wusa to stop endless rebooting on R2

I installed 3 updates, which after rebooting resulted in a reboot loop, never going past the "configuring your computer for windows" stage. Last known good configuration, safe mode etc make no ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Shorcut to list pending updates in Microsoft Windows

Is it possible to create a shortcut to "View update history"? Or, do you have a script (powershell, vbs, cmd, ...) to list pending updates?
0
votes
2answers
529 views

How to Start/Stop a Windows Service in Safe Mode

I installed SharePoint on W2K8 64 bit VMWare workstation. I cannot boot up because it freezes as it attempts to install Windows Updates. One error in the log says that Windows Messaging service should ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Blocking downloads (But allow Windows Update) using Group Policy?

We have a Draytek VigorPro 5510 that is configured to block downloads on the 10.0.65.xxx range (this is the range all of our user workstations are on) but allow them on 10.0.10.xxx range (this is the ...
3
votes
4answers
9k views

What host names and ports would need to be opened in a firewall to allow Windows Updates to work?

We have a set of public web servers behind a firewall we would like to be able to perform Windows Updates on, without giving them more access than they need. Besides www.update.microsoft.com:443, ...
3
votes
4answers
13k views

How to disable WSUS on our domain?

Our Network Admin, who toughed it out for 3 months here, setup a virtual WSUS server and added Group Policy to enforce a WSUS policy on about 1/3 of our workstations. The virtual WSUS server has since ...
1
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6answers
321 views

Users annoyed by Windows Update count. Any count comparisons for OSX vs Windows vs Red Hat?

Not sure if this is really a Server Fault question, but I'll see how it goes... Since implementing Windows Automatic Updates my users are complaining about the number of updates. The main reason is ...