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Offline Server update

I have 3 machines that are completely shielded from the internet (Air gapped). I have a LARGE list of KBs from Microsoft that I need to download and install (Something like 200). I can NOT put the ...
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Server 2012 (NOT R2) stuck checking for updates

I've done all this to resolve the update issue. 1. Catroot rename 2. softwaredistribution rename 3. change how to update settings 4. WU diag troubleshooter cab 5. registered numerous DLLs 6. Ran SFC /...
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Ubuntu 18.04 server - can unattended-upgrades cause MySQL to crash?

Quick overview of the company product I'm working on before I ask my question: We have a server running a pretty much stock install of Ubuntu 18.04 and a vision app. The main purpose of the server ...
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wsusscn2.cab update frenquency and notification

As noted here a while ago, the latest wsusscn2.cab can be downloaded from go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=76054. Also here, there seems to be an equivalent link go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=...
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Windows Server 2016 completely turn off auto-reboot after updates

I want to make sure that Windows Server 2016 will definitely not reboot after an update has been manually installed. The active hours only allow me to set 12 hours of active time unfortunately, and, ...
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Configuring Automatic WSUS Updates delays

Right now we have 2 groups of Computers set up in our WSUS server (2012R2). One is an early release group for testing and the other is the production group with all of the other workstations. We have ...
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How to disable Amazon EC2 instance yum automatic nightly check-update?

A server running on my EC2 instance (Amazon Linux AMI) falls over every night. I watched processes and this happens, every time, minutes after this command runs: /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/yum --...
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Chef - Restarting application stack in order with coordination

I'm patching Splunk within a chef environment. The process for patching splunk has phases like: ssh to cluster master and put into maintenance mode do ssh to indexer ++x and yum upgrade, reboot, ...
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Configuring Win10 updates to run at a specific time

I'm currently in the process of migrating some of our systems from Win7 to Win10. One of the requirements of this migration is that any systems running Win10 will need to conform to a specific update ...
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How can I find out when a server will automatically restart “today”?

When I logged on to a Windows Server 2012 today I saw the message (in red on the logon screen) "Your Computer will restart today to finish installing important updates". I like to know exactly what ...
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How to prevent Exchange server from rebooting? [duplicate]

Every now and then our Exchange 2013 server (running on Windows 2008R2) will reboot during office hours, typically in the early afternoon (say, somewhere between 15:00 and 16:00) - apparently because ...
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Restart Systemd unit after dependency

I have a web application that is started by systemd. It uses Postgresql as database, so it rely on it. Here is the unit file of my web application (I have remove the un-relevant/sensitive parts): [...
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Make Windows Install all Updates on a Certain Day

I would like our servers to install all available updates every Saturday. I set the "Configure Automatic Updates" group policy. I then configured it to "Auto download and schedule the install." Then, ...
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Is it possible to detect the Windows Update status via registry, to see if the system is “fully updated”?

I would like to be able to check the computer's update status by querying the registry. I specifically would like some to check if the computer's update status is "fully updated". I have looked ...
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Automatic Restart of Windows Server 2012R2 after Windows Update

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 which is set to have the Windows Updates Scheduled at a certain time. However, this week, I received a 15 minute countdown from the moment I signed in instead of ...
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How to automate OS/ECS-agent updating on a EC2 instance in ECS Auto Scaling environment?

First off: I feel like I still don't understand some of the fundamental concepts of AWS, so please bear with me, if this question is noobish. I have the following set-up in AWS: 1 ECS-Cluster with 1 ...
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Windows 2003 stop one update installing

I have a windows 2003 server with multiple updates downloaded and ready to install. I want to stop one of the updates installing but there doesn’t appear to be any option, just the install button.
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Update Windows 10 Update Status Times In Security Settings

We use an RMM Software that controls and manages Microsoft Patches. It is not able to automatically update the 'Last Checked Time' in the Update and Security Module. In previous windows we would ...
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Which update scheme is better for an unattended Ubuntu server

I'm in a situation where I have to deploy an ubuntu server for a Client (they do not have a Sysadmin), and it will serve as an HTTP API backend for an app. The catch is that after the deployment they ...
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Schedule updates on Windows Server 2016

I need to schedule an unattended weekly out of hours download & install of windows updates and then reboot of a Windows Server 2016 box. How can I do this? Can it be done from the command line? ...
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Windows 10 lOT Enterprise - Disable All but critical updates

I'm creating a windows build which will be deployed onto hardware which will perform one single function. Consider a kiosk type deployment and the kiosks are connected over 3G. We'll be building and ...
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Does automatic updates reboots Windows Server 2008 - When?

Follow up on previous post. When does the reboot take place? Can it be controlled? I think on 2012 there was a task that could be tweaked to control the time. On 2012 I had the problem that the ...
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Powershell script to automate the windows update along with optional updates

I was using below powershell script to update windows https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Execute-Windows-Update-fc6acb16#content It works fine for Windows updates. But it does not ...
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With Ubuntu livepatch and unattended-upgrades is it possible to run a server fully patched without restarting the server or services or logging in?

A few weeks ago Canonical started offering livepatching for kernel updates without needing to reboot the server ( http://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/10/20/live-kernel-patching-from-canonical-now-...
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Server 2016 - update reboots

We have recently started to install Server 2016, and seem to be hitting the 'we're going to reboot this server when we feel like it' brick wall. With preview five this was easily rectified using the ...
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Automatic Updates on Production Server

Seeing as there have been more and more exploits recently with shellshock etc. Have the opinions of people changed in regards to having automatic updates on production servers? And what would the ...
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Should WSUS show a server as requiring an update that has been approved for removal?

I have marked an update in WSUS for removal from all machines. After the update has been removed from the machines, in WSUS they still show that they require 1 update. When checking what the update ...
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SCCM downloading software updates is extremely slow

I have an SCCM 1606 server (a.k.a. SCCM 2016) configured with the Software Update role. The server has been syncing with Microsoft every day for months now and all that is working correctly. Earlier ...
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Windows 2012 server, update error

At this afternoon I decided to apply an pack of updates in my Windows 2012 server (about 1 GB). After it downloaded, it starts to apply them and self restarted. When the windows come up again, a ...
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Setup a server to host Windows updates for all LAN devices

Background: I have a really slow internet connection (the highest download speed I've seen on it is 3.5Mbps, though I only pay for 3Mbps), and Windows 10 does updates all the freaking time. Like, so ...
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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

I have disabled windows update on all of my windows server. Will that cause problems?
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Apt-Dater: sorry, you must have a tty to run sudo

Unfortunately I can not connect to a host using apt-dater. The error is: Pseudo-terminal will not be allocated because stdin is not a terminal. ADPROTO: 0.7 LSBREL: CentOS|7.2.1511|Core VIRT: ...
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Secure yum-cron.conf configuration and prevent them from getting auto-updated

The last CentOS upgrade from December 3, 2015 rpmsaved the /etc/yum/yum-cron.conf file and replaced it with the new one on bunch of the servers I manage, which had previously been configured with the ...
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How to tell exactly what packages have security updates in Ubuntu?

I'm trying to get a list of packages that are marked as having "security updates" My base system is Ubuntu 14.04 For example, there is a script on Ubuntu 14.04 which will list number of updates ...
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Visually impaired people and windows updates

I have what may seem like a strange question, however I believe I have identified a real need for something like this and would like to know A. If anyone else has suggestions, or B. if anyone has ...
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Saving space - deleting WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Often times in our environment, C drives run into space issues and the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder gets relatively large, upwards of 3.5Gb in size. Server 2008, R2 enterprise. ...
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How to make Java auto-update for small organization with non admin users?

I'm stuck with an issue regarding Java which is a real pain in my ass. I'm managing small office networks where I get great results using AD and GPO to set everything up and automated. In each of ...
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Do Windows/Automatic updates happen when a PC is sleeping/standby?

Mostly interested in doing it on some Win7 laptops, a lot of people seem to believe its not possible. However I can't find any definitive Microsoft documents detailing it either way: This old ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Automatic Updates Registry Values

I'm trying to make a Windows Server 2012 r2 test box automatically update and reboot in the same way 2008 servers do. I cannot use the 'Always automatically restart at the scheduled time' GPO (...
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Automatically download, but do not install, upgrades

Running debian stable, I know I can use unattended-upgrades to automatically download and install upgrades. However, running debian unstable, I would be extremely reluctant to automatically install ...
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Is it a good idea to have auto updates on an isolated server? [closed]

A Windows Server 2012R2. It only serves the local net: file server and a SQL database. It is isolated from the Internet, except the update server, no ports are forwarded. Question: Is it a good idea ...
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Batch File to Automatically Install List of Drivers without User Interaction

At work, one of the tasks I am responsible for is resetting computers to their factory settings and installing the updated drivers. Lenovo makes this easy with their System Update tool, but Dell and ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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how to stop future internet explorer updates on windows server 2012 R2

Is there a way to disable future updates of Internet Explorer on a windows server 2012 R2 system? In the IE11 -> "About Internet Explorer" window there is no check box anymore for "Install new ...
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Server 2012 Windows Update not working

We have a windows server 2012 box that is hosted remotely. I've been trying to install a security patch and the windows update component appears to be corrupted. The error code i'm getting is ...
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Server auto update with tripwire IDS

I have a ubuntu server with weekly auto update/upgrade and tripwire installed. The problem is that the auto update kind of makes tripwire useless as changes always occur on my server. Therefore I ...
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Number of important Windows Updates

For Microsoft Server OS's, is there a location in the registry or possibly WMI that stores the number of pending Important Updates? My inventory software supports wmi and registry keys. Trying to see ...
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Debian unattended-upgrades does not upgrade all packages

I have installed the Debian unattended-upgrades package. It upgrades most, but not all packages. If I execute apt-get upgrade after it has run, a few more packages will be installed. Here's my /etc/...
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Update ubuntu automatically

I have just started learning web server administration. I have noticed that I get this update message very often on Ubuntu: xx packages can be updated xx updates are security update When I see it I ...
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vCenter Server automatic update

Is it possible to update vCenter Server 5.5 (Windows platform) to 5.5u2 with vSphere Update Manager or any other automatic/oneclick way ? Is there any way other than downloading full iso ?