2
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1answer
86 views

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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2answers
97 views

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". ...
0
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1answer
79 views

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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1answer
304 views

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 ...
0
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1answer
43 views

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: ...
0
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1answer
426 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 ...
3
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1answer
80 views

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 ...
0
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4answers
108 views

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 ...
0
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3answers
94 views

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 ?
0
votes
1answer
65 views

single or set of patches from windows update?

Is there a way to install several patches by kb or other means and only install those specific without manually downloading the patches? I want to use automatic update services but don't want every ...
1
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1answer
64 views

Windows update process suitable for my environment

I have a small AD domain, which consists of 14 servers - 2 DCs, file server, sharepoint 2010 server, sql server, etc. Of these, the DCs and file servers remain online 24/7. The other servers are a ...
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 ...
0
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2answers
75 views

How to configure Windows server WSUS server connection settings?

I know we have a custom WSUS server running in the intranet, how do I configure my Windows 2008 server installations to use that server for updates?
2
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3answers
1k views

Windows update not working (2008 R2)

long story short, one of our domain controllers is won't update. when an update is attempted it says the service is not running (checked and restarted yes it is) and event viewer says its error ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

What causes automatic install of trusted root certificate authorities into local machine's certificate store?

I spend whole day by diagnosing issue with my test services using mutual HTTPS. Services are hosted in IIS 7 on a test server running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition. Suddenly few weeks ago ...
3
votes
1answer
779 views

Windows Server 2008 doesn't respond after Windows update

I have leased a Windows Web Server 2008 x64 machine (AMD). Normally I have access via RDP but since the latest Windows Update the machine seems not to complete boot anymore and I don't have access to ...
3
votes
2answers
445 views

Reinstalling .NET framework 3.5 in preparation for Websense install

I'm attempting to set up a Websense filter server but discovered that a previous tech person decided it would be a good idea to uninstall .NET framework 3.5 from the server. In the process of trying ...
0
votes
1answer
336 views

Migrate WSUS from 2003 to 2008 server

We have been using an AD on 2003 server, and recently installed 2008 DC. As part of the transition, I need to stop our 2003 server that was running our WSUS application (it wasn't the DC). ...
1
vote
2answers
468 views

WSUS not receiving updates?

It seems as if there should be more updates from WSUS...possibly its not receiving any? It's set to get updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Critical updates, definition updates, ...
1
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2answers
83 views

WSUS defered reboot

I am trying to find a way of allowing my users to defer the reboot after updates have been applied for 4 days and then force a reboot if they have not already rebooted in that time. Please correct me ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

Installing applications after Windows Updates have been installed but not yet rebooted. What problems should I expect?

Big wigs in my environment will only allow for our servers to be rebooted once a month. However, patches were installed earlier this month due to a mistake but the server have not been restarted. The ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

Server 2008 stuck in reboot loop “Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3”

Our server performed some updates last night and this morning we came in to find it stuck in a boot -> "Applying System Configurations" -> "Configuring Updates: Stage 3 of 3. 0%" -> reboot loop. Safe ...
4
votes
2answers
10k views

Windows Update not working on Windows Server 2008 R2

The Windows Update screen comes up and I click on Download Updates. I then get the bar scrolling across the screen and it says Downloading Updates but the counts never increase (0 KB total, 0% ...
1
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0answers
106 views

Windows Updates icon for Domain Admins

I've got a bit of an odd problem for which I haven't quite found the answer to yet. We've got a server running Server 2008 R2 64-bit with WSUS and group policy objects configured to manage Windows ...
2
votes
1answer
899 views

SHUTDOWN /S /M \\RemoteMachine and windows updates?

I have WSUS configured using group policy to deploy windows updates every Tuesday. I also have batch files that run at 11PM every night (except Tuesday) that shutdown the workstations in the company. ...
5
votes
3answers
343 views

Automatic Updates occurring unintentionally

My boss and I were sitting in our server room today when we all of a sudden heard one of our servers go into hyper-speed, indicating that it was restarting. You can imagine the immediate "oh crap" ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Issues with patching servers remotely using winrm and Microsoft.Update.Session

I have a network with windows 2003, 2008 and 2008r2 servers. I have a powershell script that I wrote to patch a local machine using the "Microsoft.Update" com objects. (Similar to Windows Update ...
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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 ...
0
votes
0answers
137 views

Windows Server 2008 stuck at Update routine after deinstalling IIS

I have the following situation: On a Windows Server 2008 (hosted in data center) the IIS 7.0 was malfunctioning. It didn't serve any webpages anymore and the IIS control panel wouldn't let me ...
0
votes
1answer
175 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 Product Updates

I installed and then uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials on Server 2008 R2 - after installation I noticed that there were 12 updates on a supposedly fully updated system. I did a little further ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

Does Windows Update check for IIS activity before restarting Server 2008?

I subscribe to a provider than gives me a virtual private server running Windows Server 2008 R2, from which I host several low-traffic websites. Currently, Windows Update runs automatically on this ...
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Track changes to Windows Update settings in registry

Is it possible to track down changes to the Windows Update settings in the event logs (Win2008 R2 Std)? I tried filtering the System event log by Source = WindowsUpdateClient but this seems to list ...
4
votes
2answers
154 views

Managing laptops and desktops in the organization and pushing windows updates to them

Here are a couple of things we are trying to achieve. Our staff currently uses a bunch of desktops and laptops. Around 30-50 of the staff, most of them are laptops (mix of HP and Lenovo). Most using ...
0
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2answers
244 views

Shutdown and apply updates or Reboot

Occasionally, after applying an update (usually through Windows Update) the Start menuhas a small glyph beside the shutdown button, and a tooltip saying "shutdown and apply updates" Wouldn't a reboot ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

Windows Server 2008 is stuck at “configuring updates - stage 3 of 3 - 0% complete”

This has happened the last two times I've done updates to this system, and I really have no idea what is going on. It is installing a only a month's worth of updates. It only responds to ping and no ...
0
votes
2answers
684 views

Disable a microsoft update item via command line

We have 5000+ servers and need to hide the 2008R2 SP1 so that our users don't accidentally install the service pack. I can use PSEXEC, powershell, ect. Is there a way to do this from command line ...
0
votes
1answer
12k views

How to disable Windows Update on all computers in a domain

Instead of logging into each computer, I would like to find a way to disable Windows Update on each computer in the domain from a single location (e.g., the domain controller). The domain controller ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Can we disable/hide Automatic Update notifications for Local Admin users on Windows 2008 TS?

We have a Windows 2008 standard Terminal Server which runs our business management software, which itself requires local admin access to run. When Automatic Updates are available users are presented ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Windows Server 2003 Updates settings and client Win7 computers

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine which is the server for a small network of Window 7 Pro machines. I have set the "Windows Update" settings in group policy to download only and ask user whether to ...
0
votes
4answers
723 views

Email Notifications for Required Restarts in Windows Server 2008

Is it possible to have Windows send me an email when an update is required to complete updates? I have my server setup to install updates automatically, but not restart afterwards. I have found that I ...
2
votes
3answers
105 views

Easier ways of setting up Windows Server 2008?

I need to set up a few Server 2008 dev servers and I'm struggling with how to do this efficiently. With any debian-based distro, I pop in a CD, run through the install, reboot, apply apt-get update ...
0
votes
1answer
380 views

SQL Server Express 2005 SP3 Update Keeps Coming Back (KB995706)

I have installed the above update through Windows Update. The update went through, reported a successful installation, and then straight after that it came back as an available update. I have done it ...
0
votes
1answer
481 views

Windows 2008 Enterprise Windows Update does not update and it does not error

I have a Virtual Windows 2008 Enterprise server. When i go to Windows Update it says No new updates are available for your computer but i DO believe it is not actually checking for updates. When i ...
0
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0answers
2k views

Windows Update not working on Windows 2008 R2 Standard x64

Trying to run Windows Update on a new Windows 2008 R2 Standard x64 server. Server does have an evaluation copy of SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 running until the license comes in. The Windows Update screen ...
2
votes
7answers
8k views

Is there an alternative to WSUS for Windows 7 updates?

I have a small computer lab to set up. At this point there are 6 machines. Another 14 will be added later. We don't have any servers in the building; the whole business network is a workgroup. Each ...
2
votes
3answers
278 views

Disabling Windows Update and managing patches manually

We are hosting a few servers at a colo facility and we have arranged for another company to perform some monitoring and server maintenance work of our machines. This provider is suggesting that we ...
2
votes
4answers
4k views

Can't update Windows 2008 server with WSUS installed on it

I have installed WSUS on my Windows 2008 server. My issue is the following: I get the error message: Windows could not search for new updates (80244019) I can get updates from WSUS. I tried almost ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

Windows Updates Fails Server 2008 0x80070490

I have a server with Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition installed. This has been installed and running for several months and I have been able to successfully install previous Windows Updates. ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Windows Update on Server2008 wanting to update 'ghost' applications

I have a Windows Server 2008 server. Windows Update shows 'important' updates that include 4 MS Office updates - but I don't even have MS Office installed on this server. There is also a Visual ...