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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Updating Hyper-V Server 2012 (free version)

I am setting up a cluster of Hyper-V Server 2012 machines. I've got remote access to the machines via windows 8 and the various remote management consoles. I can't seem to figure out how to run ...
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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. ...
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Deployment Workbench and Windows Updates [duplicate]

We use Windows Deployment services and the deployment workbench to build our standard machines with, this obviously speeds up the deployment process but we are finding every 3 months or so we have to ...
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WSUS - Machines fighting in Console

Something very strange - I have two totally independent VM's (a 2008R2 box running Sharepoint and a 2008R2 DC running WSUS). Both are configured to use WSUS for patching. However they are both ...
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Monitoring system with windows update support [closed]

A client has requested a monitoring system that allows to send updates to computers. Time ago I heard of MARS console, but I'm not even able to find a web. It was supposed to be able to update all ...
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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 not installing successfully on SBS 2003 SP2

I recently installed WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a Small Business Server 2003 SP2 (x86) server. Following the installation, the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard is supposed to run automatically. Instead, the ...
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Is it better to apply windows updates to servers without testing, or not at all? [closed]

I've found lots of information about the right way to approach patching windows servers (e.g. To update or to not update?), but I'm in a situation where most of that information is just not practical ...
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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 ...
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Why does my Server Core gets patches for Internet Explorer?

Another second Tuesday of the month, another set of updates, on my Windows Server 2012 Core I get: List of applicable items on the machine: 1> Update for Windows Server 2012 (KB2769165) 21> ...
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ConfigMgr 2012 - How to automatically make updates available to computers without forcing them to be installed?

I'm using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 with the Software Update Point feature; however, in this environment patching has to be strictly manual, because server reboots need to be approved ...
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How do I disable “Restart your computer to finish installing updates” popup with GPO?

I've got some kiosk computers that are on a domain and permanently logged in, and receive updates for FEP through WSUS. This works great, except that occasionally, I get this dialog appearing in the ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 using WSUS does not apply patch

server based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service pack 1 (x64) with installed .NET Framework 4.0 does not apply patch KB2416472 which is approved in WSUS. Looking at the report in WSUS for this server I ...
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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 ...
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Remotely initiate windows updates

I have a network with countless workstations on it and the windows updates are done through WSUS in push cycles to allow us to use a generic image and configuration and avoid network congestion. I ...
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Windows Update Error 800B0001 in Windows7

Update fails with error code 800B0001 after installing fresh instance of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Note: the system is connected to WSUS. Is there a way to fix this?
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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 ...
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hyper-v server 2003 instance using internet connection sharing disconnects remote desktop to hyper-v host

I have a windows server 2003 R2 instance running in a hyper-v instance on windows 8. I have setup an internal switch that uses internet connection sharing to get out to the internet. It works fine ...
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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 ...
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Why is Windows Update suddenly failing with error 0x80244019?

Since installing updates yesterday, one of our 2008 R2 servers refuses to connect to our WSUS again and, instead, reports the unknown error 0x80244019. Connecting to the official Windows Update ...
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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?
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Windows Server 2008 r2 Windows Update

I have a problem, I have recently decided to install Active Domain Directory Service on my Win 2008 r2 server. It was all well and good until I downloaded the latest windows updates from Microsoft ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Windows Update: can't apply updates even as domain admin on Server 2008 R2

I open the Windows Update control panel, and it says "some settings are managed by your system administrator." Problem is, I'm logged in as a domain admin. Tried so far: Searched the output of ...
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Windows XP Pro Update KB2707511 installing over and over

I am having a very peculiar issue installing Windows Updates on Windows XP Pro SP3. This is installed on a Virtual Machine (Oracle VirtualBox) with VM guest tools installed. I'm trying to get it up to ...
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WUInstall - How to survive WSUS group membership change

Is there any ready way to apply a WSUS group membership change using registry changes on the client computer without requiring a windows update service restart, something like a soft reload for ...
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Windows Server 2003 - Delayed updates, failure to reboot

I'm experiencing some issues with a legacy Windows Server 2003 Std SP2 machine. Behaviour: Windows Updates are being automatically applied, but failing to finish, due to one or multiple updates not ...
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How to quicly revert a WSUS deadline timer

One of my coworkers applied a deadline to some windows updates for 1:00 in the afternoon and applied it to our servers. This was intended only for our desktops. Is there a ready way to kill the ...
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Automatically install all windows update packages and reboot machines remotely

I have 10 application servers all running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, company security policies have disabled automatic install of windows update packages but I am still a local administrator on ...
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Server 2008 R2 domain windows update strategy

Let me explain my question a bit. We are a small company that has now made the first move to a bigger network. For now, the network contains 5 servers on Windows Server 2008 R2 (dc,sql,web,etc..). ...
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KB2667402 update fails to install with 0x80004005. Yet it's also showing as installed

I've got 15 Windows 2008 R2 x64 servers that I manage with SCCM2012. I've noticed during my Windows updates reporting that there's two boxes that are showing as 'error' for total updates installed. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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virtual machines and windows update

I have windows datacenter on my root partition, that installed windows update. I have enterprize on my children, they will not update. For them to update should they be datacenter too, or can you not ...
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Allowing Windows Update Servers while blocking all other HTTP/HTTPS

I am building a iptables script for a router to block all traffic from and to the machines behind, except a small set of hosts/ports (RDP incoming, DNS outgoing, ...). HTTP and HTTPS is blocked. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How accurate is the 'supersede' term regarding older updates in WSUS?

Been recently playing around with different options for management of my servers. One of these is WSUS. Getting a beginning list of updates was simplistic enough (though, the list is a bit...long) ...
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Unable to apply Windows Updates as domain administrator

I cannot install Windows Updates on any server while logged in as the domain administrator. The domain controller was recently migrated from a Server 2003 machine to a Server 2008 machine. This ...
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Windows update keeps doing the same updates

I have searched relentlessly for a solution to my problem, but to no good end. I have a server which is having problems (almost) every night and the IT guy does not seem to be able to determine why ...
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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). ...
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Is there any way to block an specific product from Microsoft Update?

I have a scenario where an SQL Server update makes an app fail. I would like to disable SQL Server updates. I don't want to disable all other Updates. I would like to keep Windows Update. Is there ...
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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 ...