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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Error 80131509 when trying to import a update from Microsoft Update Catalog into Windows Server Update Service

When I try to import a update from Windows Update Catalog into my Windows Server Update Service,I get a 80131509 error. Why is this happening, how can I solve it? SOLUTION: Besides searching on ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Updates causes server to crash

The last two times I've installed Windows Updates (security patches only) on our W2K03 file/print server, upon reboot, it has resulted in the OS crashing at the point where during logon the status ...
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WSUS not making available all updates

I have recently installed WSUS (v3.2.7600.226) on a Windows 2008 Std server, and configured 4 test PCs to connect to it through group policy. They are detected by WSUS, and the PCs are downloading ...
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HP z800 running Vista loses NVIDIA display settings after Windows Update

Not sure if this is a SuperUser question or not... I'm approaching from the administrator's perspective. One of my users is on an HP z800 workstation running a financial trading application. This ...
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How do you prevent wuauserv (Windows Update Service) from restarting?

Regarding: net stop "windows update" this works for a while but then the service starts again. What is restarting this service and how do I prevent it from doing so?
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Windows update to notify?

I have changed the windows update option to notify on my win2003 datacenter edition as I don't want it downloading anything while the server is running but to notify me so I can schedule the best time ...
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Probable IIS changes after update

We have developed a module which enters Windows Scheduled tasks in on our server that are calling KeepAlive pages on different servers. Normally everything went fine, but since 21-07-2011 on 17:00 all ...
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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 ...
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Most efficient way to install Windows Hotfixes on a isolated computer

I have a standalone W2K3 machine which I need to update with microsoft hotfixes. I also have a clone of this machine which I can connect to the internet. What I'd like to do is: a) Run some tool on ...
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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 ...
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Best practices for preventing problems with OS updates

we are in the process of optimizing our network. Maybe you heard that while deploying SP1 for W7, some computers using a WSUS powered network had problems, and the computers crashed/had to be redone. ...
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Older windows server update with a safety net

I inherited a network with several servers running Windows Server 2003. They have not been updated for several years because my predecessor was concerned that updating Windows Server 2003 might ...
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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 ...
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How to specify updates in WSUS

I have WSUS on Windows server 2003 64 bit. I want to specify updates for my clients, for example some PCs I don't want them to update to Internet explore 8 and WSUS has downloaded and updated by ...
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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 ...
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Updating server behind a firewall

I currently have 4 server that sit behind a firewall and do not have internet access. In fact they are locked down pretty tight. The 5th server on the network (the domain control) however, has ...
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Windows Update checking/downloading new updates hangs Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise with TMG installed

We have weird situation with Windows 2008R2 and TMG 2010 installed. It happened two times already on 2nd Tuesday of the month that Windows dropped all connections (VPNs, routing etc) and when trying ...
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windows server reboots automatically after scheduled updates

I have 5 different asp.net applications running on windows server 2003. The server reboots automatically after installing scheduled updates from Microsoft. I'm a developer and have admin rights on ...
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Automatically install Microsoft Update utility

I work in an environment with a variety of hardware, so we usually use automated installs and group policy instead of drive imaging for deployment of Windows 7. One step we always have to do manually ...
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Check windows updates on windows 2003 server with a server operator account

On Windows 2003 Server: I know that for installing security windows updates you need an administrator account, but, exist any way to check for updates with an server operator account (or another ...
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How to synchronize Windows 2003 updates from Production > Test server?

We are using a Virtual Private Server to host our production Windows Server 2003 R2 web server. The hosting provider automatically installs the Windows patches (updates) on their own schedule. We ...
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script to run windows update on hyper-V images

I have over 10 hyper-v images that I use for testing various projects. Some I use often some less so. It is a lot of work starting each of the machines individually to run windows update. I was ...
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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 ...
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I have an administrator account, why can I not turn of the automatic installation (and reboot) of updates in windows server 2008 r2?

When I go to the control panel, the drop down to change the automatic updates configuration is disabled. It says I need administrator access, but I have without a doubt an admin account. Why is this ...
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Why does my server restart after Remote Desktop logoff?

Ok, we have a web server that we remote desktop into from a Windows XP Pro box. The server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, Service Pack 2. When we log into the server after a windows ...
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Remote Desktop Issues

After I ran some windows updates (remotely, using terminal services) and hit restart, I couldn't connect to the remote server via RDP, my client program just says it can't connect. I know the server ...
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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 ...
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System Center Deployment

I've been looking for a way to update third-party software on my client computers for a while. I want to do some monitoring, push Windows updates for my client computers and push updates for things ...
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Identify Machines where Windows update is disabled or not started

We have noticed over the last week or so that a few of the machines in our enterprise have got their Windows update and bits services disabled, possibly caused by an issue a while ago with the ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Update service does not start

Windows 2k3 R2 server SP2 server running WSUS 3.0 sp2. WSUS was working fine for almost a year. Unfortunately the update service on the server stopped auto starting about two months ago and required ...
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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 ...
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'pskill \\hostname winlogon' might budge a server “stuck rebooting”, but why?

Question: Executing remote (Sysinternals) command... pskill \\machine winlogon ...can budge a server that is stuck rebooting, but how/why does this work? How do you know which service to kill? To ...
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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 ...
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batch installing windows update from a local server?

Hi I work for a small PC repair business and installing Windows updates is one of the most dreadful tasks I have to do. Constantly rebooting, and clicking buttons, it gets tiresome. I'm sure ...
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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 ...
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How to block completely Windows Update on my network

I know it is not safe but I need to know how to prevent all computers in my lan to download updates... I have squid as proxy with dansguardian and I use OpenDNS... I have put on a blacklist on ...
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server 2008 r2 stuck on installing updates

I have 2008 r2 64bit server that is stuck on installing updates. It shows message "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing 57 of 61.." This message is shown for 3 hours now. I was ...
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Noob question: Should you tell your (outsourced) IT department to auto-update

If you are outsourcing your IT, and you have servers set up with softlayer or server beach or other place, how do you recommend handling updates to Windows as well as software running on those ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit's Automatic Update is stuck

I need to install .NET framework 3.5SP1 on Windows server 2008R2 64 bit server, but windows is not allowing me to do this manually. I tried to do this with Windows Update, but Windows update is stuck ...