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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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 ...
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Non-MS program updates in a domain

I have an AD domain and I don't want my users to have admin privileges on their local computer. I have WSUS for Windows updates and stuff but what about Firefox, Flash and other third party program ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Scripting Windows Service Pack installation

I am evaluating the LabTech managed service provider software, which among other things can install windows updates. Most updates are installed correctly, but some, such as installing SP2 on Win ...
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Find Installation Date of Windows Updates

Is it possible to find the date when windows updates were installed on windows server 2003? If I go to the controlpanel->install/uninstall programs and check the "Show Updates" checkbox it will show ...
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Windows Update fails with 8E5E03FE on Windows 7

Two updates continually fail with error code 8E5E03FE; Downloading the files and installing them directly don't make any difference. The WindowsUpdate log says: 2010-10-12 11:22:04:256 1072 ...
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How to manually run Windows Update for Windows 2003?

I'd like to manually run windows update without accessing the windows update web site. Could you give me a hand? Thanks!
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Windows Vista: error 646 raised by Windows Update when applying update for Office 2007

I have 12 Vista desktops on a Windows 2003 SBS domain. The updates are controlled through Windows Update Services 3. The desktops have the same hardware and software configuration: Windows Vista ...
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windows 2003 - Can a server operator install windows update packages?

If not, do you know witch permissions have to been granted for that? thanks!
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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 ...
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Updating windows from a central system

I want to setup a central system (server) which will directly update windows from the internet. The other (client) systems will connect to the central system (server) and update their copy of windows ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I use active directory policies to install all updates and restart a server?

I'm a developer who is in the fortunate position of having access to 5 newly booted virtual servers for use as our corporate Web Servers. In the past the Web Servers haven't been anyone's direct ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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Script to do Windows Update on windows server 2003

Is there any batch script or command line command that can do Windows Update automatically on multiple remote servers (maybe via psexec)? Not prefer using a VB script, but if there's one available, ...
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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 ...
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Block specific windows update hotfix

I'd like to let windows auto update enabled, but block a specific patch that causes us problems from being installed. Is that possible? Anyone knows how to do that? Thanks
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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 ...
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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?
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Does a Required Restart for Windows Update log an event? If so what is the source/id?

Does anyone happen to know if a required restart in order to apply Windows Updates creates a entry in the event log? If so which log is it under, and what is the source/id? I have a legacy system ...
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How can I keep track of SQL Server updates?

If I am not mistaken, SQL server cannot be automatically updated via the regular windows backup routine. Instead, there are cummulative updates that need to be installed by hand. I assume this is done ...
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Is there a machine readable list/feed of Microsoft update files?

Is there such a thing as a machine readable (csv, xml) list of all available updates and download locations for Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2xxx? Basically, I would like a version of ...
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Do Windows Update critical security patches take effect after the install or after the reboot?

We have a critical production web server that can only be rebooted on early Sunday mornings. Almost all critical security patches ask for a reboot after installing. I have a fear that a security ...
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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 ...
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Push Windows Updates?

Is there a method or software that will allow the ability to push windows updates to clients in an non-active directory environment? WSUS is not an option for the situation as it doesn't have the ...
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How do to uninstall windows updates, from a prompt or PS in Hyper-V server?

I'm having an issue on my server when working with my VM guests, and I think its due to a recently installed update. What is the correct command to uninstall Windows Updates from either the command ...
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What's the difference between a normal ActiveX killbit update and one for IDX?

I'm looking back at some old MS security bulletin for distribution to new clients and when I look at downloads for the last set of MS ActiveX killbits, KB article here, under each platform I see links ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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windows update fails with error code 0x8024200E on Windows 2003 server

I am able to automatically download updates on my Windows 2003 server machine but installation always fails for all the updates with the error code 0x8024200E. However, they work fine, if I download ...
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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 ...
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Why does December 8th, 2009 Patch Tuesday Kill IIS in Windows Server 2003?

We installed the updates from Microsoft on our test server (minus the one that is struck through - IE8 isn't installed, and the IE patch didn't seem to get installed) and upon reboot, none of the IIS ...
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Windows server 2003 R2 cumulative updates

I have to install new servers(3) with Win Server 2003 R2 as OS. Is there some way to install all needed updates at once, because I don`t want to download all updates from Microsoft Update and wait for ...
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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 ...
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Installing and Using WSUS

I'm trying to decide and plan how to install WSUS. We have a number of workstations (Windows XP, Windows 2000 - the win 2k ones are being upgraded at the moment) I can't find any step - by - step ...
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Clients of replica WSUS aren't targetted to groups and appear in 'Unassigned Computers'

I have two WSUS v3 servers, our company has a single domain AD that spans two sites, and each site has one WSUS server. The stub site's WSUS server is configured as a replica. Settings, groups, ...
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MOSS 2007 Server hosting Office SharePoint Server Search hangs on reboot after Windows Update Agent installs updates

I have a MOSS 2007 farm with two Front End Servers and one back end server all running Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2. Initially I had two back end servers one of which was hosting Office SharePoint ...
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Windows 2008 Server - Windows Update - Error code: 80244019

I just installed a Windows 2008 Server on a HP proliant DL180 G5. Since I have installed and setup correctly WSUS 3.0 SP2 for my domain, I am not able to download Windows Update from the Windows ...
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Building a WSUS server: where to start?

Rather than having all of my computers go out to the internet and download their Automatic Updates, I am seriously considering building a WSUS server. That is, a Windows Update server. I have read ...
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Are MSP patches supported on Windows 7 RC?

I have an MSP patch file for Microsoft Dynamics that runs fine on Windows XP, but fails to run on Windows 7. The file launches (with Microsoft Installer) but then fails and gives the error: A fatal ...
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Best way to block Windows Workstations from receiving Microsoft updates

I have a network with 10,000 workstations that are all currently trying to download SP3 and are flooding the network (this was do to an errant AD policy change). What is the best way to block this ...