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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MSSQL 2008 R2 Update Error

I've been getting the following error: 84B20001 "WindowsUpdate_84B20001" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" I've tried just about everything but uninstall/reinstall which seems too much of a hassle. I gave ...
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How to set up SQL Server to offer high availability during windows updates

We have a load-balanced web farm talking to a single SQL server instance. It is easy to demote web servers, install Windows updates, reboot, and then bring them back into the fold. However, we have to ...
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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, ...
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Windows Patches/Updates in a hosting enviornment

I'm looking for a good tool besides WSUS that will allow me to update Windows 2000/2003/2008 servers that are part of a domain/in a different domain/standalone enviornment. The current products I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disable windows sbs2008 updates via GPO

I have a windows sbs2008 server and i would like to stop widnows updates from being downloaded via a group policy i have managed to fidn the policy then when i clicked update it took me to a different ...
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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 ...
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WSUS variables and LanSafe Client install

I have a WSUS / EminentWare server that I would like to use to push out the LanSafe 6 client to my servers. This installer is horrible. I need a way to hardware the path to the configuration file. ...
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Silently Installing the Windows Genuine Advantage Tool

I need to be able to silently download and install Windows Genuine Advantage. Where can I download it and What is the command line for silent installation? I am surprised it's so hard to find this ...
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Windows Unattended: Hide the “Windows Updates are Disabled For This Computer” Message?

In autounattend.xml I can set <ProtectYourPC>3</ProtectYourPC> to disable automatic updates. However, after installing, Windows still complains loudly that updates are disabled. By ...
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Windows updates randomly fail to install

Background We've had Windows update problems in the past, where randomly different updates wouldn't install. Usually I ended up hiding these updates and tried to forget about them. Eventually I ...
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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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Needed Counts in WSUS show Declined Updates

We are a couple months into using WSUS for rolling out updates for our company computers. So far it's gone wonderfully - clients are auto-updating daily, and servers are waiting for our permission ...
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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% ...
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Does the event log get an entry when automatic updates are turned off on Windows Server 2003

In the event log we see automatic updates installing and rebooting the server. We thought we turned off automatic udpates prior to the last update/reboot events. When you turn off automatic updates, ...
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How do you reboot Windows Server 2003 and be sure it does NOT install any updates

We need to reboot a win 2003 standard server with the least amount of down time possible. What steps do you take to ensure no windows updates will be applied durring the reboot?
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How do you reboot Windows Server 2003 and be sure it does NOT install any updates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you reboot Windows Server 2003 and be sure it does NOT install any updates We need to reboot a win 2003 standard server with the least amount of down time ...
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WSUS client targeting problems

After recently transitioning to client side targeting two of my servers - both 2008 R2, built around the same time from the same VM template - are having difficulties remaining in their assigned ...
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Configuring location based GPO for WSUS updates but only for some clients

I would like to configure WSUS so that employees arrive in main location they use WSUS to download stuff, and when they are in other locations (different locations / home etc) they use Windows ...
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What does the Windows XP EOL/EOS mean for a business and it's domain?

I am hoping someone can explain in simple terms, what it really means that windows XP will be end of life? It looks like SP2 is already not being patched, but maybe SP3 is going to be patched up ...
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Windows 2003 Std HTTP issues (also affects windows updates)

I have 3 Windows 2003 servers in a domain. Server 1 is running the AD and VPN roles. Server 2 is running Exchange 2003. Server 3 is running some third party network apps and was supposed to be running ...
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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 ...
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Event ID 16: Windows Update Client ignoring proxy settings

Have a couple of locked down, standalone Windows 2008 R2 servers (not on a domain; no WSUS) that refuse to adhere to the proxy settings each morning at around 4:25AM EST with what I'm assuming is a ...
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Migrating to SCCM from WSUS-only updates. Keep existing approvals?

I've got a small 1-site SCCM 2007 deployment and I'm just getting to grips with pushing out Windows Updates to SCCM clients using it. I've previously managed updates by manually approving from WSUS ...
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“Microsoft.Update.Session” API - find if an update cause a reboot

I know that if you go through the pending updates, there's a flag (rebootrequired, or similar) that will tell you if a reboot is mandatory, not required, or may be required. It seems that in the ...
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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. ...
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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" ...
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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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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 ...
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WSUS Clients Updating from Microsoft Update

We have a Windows domain and run WSUS for managing client updates. This is all working fine, except when laptop users take their laptops home. When these machines are on their own private network, ...
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Email Alerts for WSUS Triggered Updates?

Our Windows updates are controlled via WSUS. The reboot times are then controlled through a GPO policy (this is called client-side targeting IIRC). Is there a a good way to get email alerts about ...
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When Microsoft Security Updates are “re-released” is the most recent patch cumulative?

While trying to script deployment of .msu's I realized that certain KB articles had multiple releases. One example of this is KB2524426. KB2524426 was released May 2011 and re-released June 2011. ...
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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 ...
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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?