I was looking at updates for a Windows Server 2012R2 and noticed a bunch of office 2010 important updates. We don't have any office version on this server so wondering why these are here? Any insight is appreciated, Thanks!

  • Tim is right that any Office component can cause this. On the server in question, go to the control panel and open up the "Add/Remove Programs" tool and look for anything with the word "Office" in it. – Todd Wilcox Feb 26 '18 at 14:47
  • please be sure what your doing. Be able to restore if after your remove something , some service your offering doesnt work But it definitely more secure, to remove anything to do with Microsoft office, and any components, services that you are not using – MichaelEvanchik Feb 26 '18 at 17:05

Office updates don't necessarily mean a full copy of office is installed. It can just be certain components (access database connectors, deployment tools, etc) related to office. You'll probably find a common thread if you look closer.

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