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You're downloading all the available updates for 7 (or 11 or 12, you don't specify architecture) operating systems, 5 (or 10, you don't specify architecture) versions of Office, and a version of Exchange. ~200 GB sounds about right. Excluding superseded updates, if you haven't already, might help, as well as dropping any of those OSes or products that you ...


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This seems to be the root cause of my problems: http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Windows-7-Update-verhindert-Boot-auf-Asus-Mainboards-3198586.html (Sorry, the article is in german). Interestingly i never saw the red warning which is shown in the articel for some strange reason!?


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It's good practice to disable automatic updates on servers: you don't want them to apply updates and reboot whenever they feel like doing it, and also it's better to not immediately install any update on all your servers as soon as it comes out, without doing at least some testing before. However, you definitely should keep your servers up to date; exactly ...


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No, it is not safe. Having Windows Update disabled means you are not receiving latest security and other updates from Microsoft. Unless you keep downloading and installing the patches on monthly basis manually, this leaves your servers (as well as your whole environment) vulnerable to security attacks. In a long run, this might result in stability issues or ...


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Yes, Go to Windows Firewall (control panel ->security ->firewall) click on advanced settings on the left. Create inbound/outbound rules. Alternatively you may be able to just add windows update as an app or feature (option above advanced settings on the left of the firewall screen). Here is a link that goes into more detail about how to do ...


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I raised a ticket with Microsoft and they confirmed that the SQL Express version number caused the problem. Their response was: the product team has confirmed that the "SQL Server 2014 SP1 Express on Windows Server 2012 R2" image was wrongly built by an internal builds (12.0.4193.9). I am not sure when they will have it fixed. As a workaround I ...



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