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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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Can Azure Arc manage Windows Update for Business (WUfB) settings?

For simple server maintenance, can Arc be used to configure/manage Windows Update for Business (WUfB) settings? If so, how? After a quick search of the web and admin portal, I have not found anything ...
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PowerShell - List WSUS Updates Needed for Each Client

I need to provide a monthly report to our client listing the updates needed by each Windows server in our environment. Ideally, the report would list the updates for the month and the servers in my ...
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Windows Update: We can't finish the update. Try restarting your device and we'll try again. Error code: (0x8007000e)

I'm trying to use Upsync to download and provide updates to Windows Update Agent. To see if it works, I looked up in Settings > View update history > Uninstall updates and uninstalled this ...
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How to identify when a server is preparing to restart for Windows Updates?

When a system is working on Windows Updates that require a reboot, at a certain stage it will kick RDP sessions and new RDP sessions will immediately be bounced back. But, I've also seen other (...
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Update of Windows Server 2019 fails with 0x800f0986

This is a follow up to What exactly means MS error code 0x800f0986? I use Windows Server 2019 Standard, Version 1809, Build 1339. I am not able to perform any weekly updates as it fails with ...
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Windows Update crashes before opening

Windows Server 2016. When I try to open Windows Update (Setting - Update and security), application crashes. In Event Log, I found: Faulting application name: SystemSettings.exe, version: 10.0.14393....
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Windows Update fallback plan when system is powered off?

Background I have a Windows domain consisting of ten Windows 2022 servers and five Windows 11 Hyper-V VMs. The servers live at AWS. The Windows 11 VMs live on various laptops. I want to implement a ...
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SonicWall VPN Won't Connect

We use the SonicWall Global VPN Client as well as the built-in windows VPN to create VPN connections. As some of you know, update KB5009543 prevented us from creating VPN connections. Some of the ...
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Microsft Windows update KB5009543 : troubles with VPN

I have installed last Windows update kb5009543, and I have troubles using my vpn (pb L2TP), is there another way than uninstall this update to make the vpn work fine? Has Microsoft provided any new ...
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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 to 2012 via the terminal

So I have to update around 50 windows servers from 2008 to 2012. They are mostly R2 enterprise versions, but there are some standard and datacenter editions as well. My question is would that be ...
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CertUtil Windows Update gives me 430+ certificates?

There are several well known methods of downloading certificate lists from Microsoft, including certutil -generateSSTfromWU c:\my_cert\ Doing that (or just downloading authrootstl.cab) gives me a ...
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Offline install of all win 10 printer drivers

I want to download the whole set of printer drivers that Microsoft does not distribute anymore since Windows 7 and install/deploy them without windows update or internet access. I am aware that I can ...
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What exactly means MS error code 0x800f0986?

I cannot install update KB5009557 (Windows Server 2019, Version 1809, Build 17763.1339) as it fails with error code 0x800f0986. Both, online update and WSUS, are not successful. I read several ...
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Unable to schedule restart at a specified time after Windows Update

I'm running Windows 10 Pro 21H1 on an unattended PC to manage a door entry control system. For operational reasons it's important that Windows Update should only initiate system restarts overnight ...
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I have been trying to update my SSM agent. I'm running the command AWS updatessmagent

I have been trying to update my SSM agent. I'm running the command AWS updatessmagent. This is what I am getting. PS C:\Windows\Temp> AWS-UpdateSSMAgent AWS-UpdateSSMAgent : The term 'AWS-...
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How to manually update last update installed date

This screen shot is from Server 2012. I believe I have seen the same date in Server 2016. This date is not correct due to my patch management being handled outside of Windows Update. Is there a ...
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Running Disk cleanup triggered TiWorker.exe causing high CPU/Memory usage

I thought that running an apparently harmless Clean-up command, the one included in the Administrative Tools, on my Windows Server 2016 would be a piece of cake and it turned out to be a complete mess....
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How to reverse Windows Updates on Windows server via recovery screen

Some of my Windows 2012 servers did an automatic Windows Update this week and won't boot up now after they automatically rebooted. This is regarding update 2021-KB5006739. I get the following screen ...
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DISM unable to repair Server 2016

I've been fighting this for a few days now and could really use some help from the community. This started out as a failure to install windows updates on a Server 2016 Datacenter, which led to ...
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is update windows 10 to windows 11 break trust relationship domain password?

my pc joined domain (windows 10) and i want to update my pc to windows 11 ... if i update my pc , is my trust relationship to my domain break ? and i must rejoin my pc or not ? if yes is there a way ...
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Windows Update Error 0x80070005 on Server 2016

I frequently get error 0x80070005 on Windows 2016 servers when running Windows Update. It's really odd, other updates will install fine, and often future updates will install as well. Updates also ...
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WUA IUpdateSearcher::Search method seems to freeze on only 1 of my servers

SYSTEM Details: Edition = Windows Server 2019 Standard, Version = 1809, OS Build = 17763.2114 My code: - $UpdateSession = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session - $UpdateServiceManager = ...
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Unable to deploy printers via GPO User Configuration after Windows update KB5005033 got installed ("Do you trust this printer?" issue)

Recent (2021-08-10) KB5005033 Windows update actually brings this issue back to life by forcing admins only to install printer drivers (and thus, not allowing printer distribution via User ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC - Installed updates differ between Windows Update and Installed Updates

Windows Update - View Update History and Installed Updates show different things: Kiosks running Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC 1809 - 17763.2061. I'd assumed these should list the same things, but they ...
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How to trigger automatic driver installation for a specific device from the commandline?

When you open the properties window for a device in the device manager there is an "Update Driver" option that allows you to automatically check if Windows Update has a driver for that ...
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Print Nightmare patch missing for Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 Standard servers seem to be unable to receive or see the PrintNightmare patch. According to Microsoft documentation, I should be seeking KB5004948. According to this Microsoft page ...
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Windows Server 2016 schedule automatic updates not working as set in Group Policy

I have a Windows Server 2016 VPS where a web app is hosted.it works fine but when windows install updates,nothing works because,in this case CPU usage is 99% and no user can access the app I've setup ...
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Query Windows Update via MDM Update CSP

I'm trying to query accurate Windows Update information on Windows 10 Using the old "Microsoft.Update.Session" method, the data doesn't match what's in the Windows Update UI ("Settings&...
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WSUS drivers supersedence

I have added the driver classification in wsus and now i have 100k driver updates. The supersedence is not specified so i can't easily decline old updates. I see a lot of duplicate versions for the ...
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Disable Hyper-V Server 2016 auto updates

I ran into a strange issue last week. I have a bunch of Hyper-V 2016 Servers joined to a freshly created Active Directory domain (no GPO is currently configured). There is one server who's rebooting ...
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How to get Security update only for window 10 and server 2019?

So previously for Win7 and servers up to 2012R, we push out [Security Monthly Quality Roll up ] updates, looks like they are no longer available for Windows 10 and Server 2019? What is the current ...
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Frustrated with WSUS - is there a WUfB for Servers?

I have been struggling with trying to manage Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). I was doing some googling the other day and came across Windows Update for Business (WUfB). It seemed like the sweet ...
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Mitigating Windows Server Update risk?

I'm new to the IT industry; I'm not a sysadmin...I'm a road construction guy by trade. So let me know if I've mixed up any terminology, concepts, etc. My organization's IT department is very small. ...
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Why is Microsoft Windows Update (KB5003220) breaking authentication to my File Share

We have a file share on our SAN using CIFS/SMB protocol. Immediately upon applying this particular Windows Update (KB5003220), authentication to the file share breaks. Does anyone know what causes ...
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Why isn't my Windows 2008 R2 server hosted in Azure getting ESU patches automatically?

I moved a Server 2008 R2 workload to Azure and should be eligible to receive extended support updates automatically as per this page without any need for configuration:- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-...
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Using the core L3 switch to control Delivery Optimization--bad idea?

I want to decrease download traffic from our WSUS server as much as possible. One way to do this, I am thinking, is to enable Delivery Optimization between network subnets using Group Policy and by ...
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Windows Update Servers returning Content-Length: 0 for certain networks

Would anyone know why a Windows Update server (ie: download.windowsupdate.com) would give what looks like a bogus reply on certain networks? Taking the example of a patch for MSE I get the following ...
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exchange server 2012 update does not work

We have an Exchange Server 2013 with a connection to Microsoft 365 running locally on our network. We use Windows Server 2012 R2. This Exchange Server should now receive the cumulative update CU23. ...
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Issue installing a SQL Security Update on Windows Server 2012 R2

We're having a weird issue with the "Security Update for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 CU (KB4583465)" update on one of our servers. It will show as installing successfully, but then after ...
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Is there a REST API for Windows Server Update Catalog?

Is there an API or Notification System for https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx - so that I can be aware of the update availability as and when they become available ? What is the best ...
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Windows Update stalls on Azure B1ms VM

I've encountered this repeatedly on Azure B1ms (1 vCore, 2 GB RAM) instances running Windows Server 2019 Datacenter. After rebooting themselves during automatic windows updates, the VM fails to boot ...
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Should I take Windows Server 2016 offline when applying MS updates?

I know I should apply updates in an appropriate time window but is the server still fully operational while it is being patched? I also realize that all patches may not take effect until the server is ...
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Ansible Windows Update - Fails Unless Interactive Login Performed

Long time/first time...Using official AWS Windows 2019 AMI ("ami-0229f7666f517b31e" on "us-east-1"), we spin up a new instance and perform the a few basic tasks (Using "...
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Powershell to run Windows Update commands on AD computers

So my goal here is to run commands like get-adcomputer | Install-WindowsUpdate -AcceptAll -AutoReboot I want to get all of my AD computers and pipe the ComputerName to the ComputerName property in ...
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WUSA Error code 3010

I'm trying to remotely install a windows update .msu file on a remote computer. I ran the following command psexec \\com-479 -s wusa \\"commonshare\updates\windows6.1-KB4088875-x86.msu" /...
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Why are my Windows Servers ignoring group policy for Automatic Updates?

I have a number of Windows Servers running both Server 2016 and Server 2019 operating system, and they are ignoring both local and group policies that disable automatic updates. I want to manage ...
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Remote Windows Update using Powershell to a air-gapped server

My setup has a Windows 10 Desktop that runs "Windows Admin Software" to manage a directly connected Dell Server. This set up is functioning smoothly. The Desktop is connected to Internet. ...
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Installing critical and security updates only on Windows Server 2019

We have used Linux unattended-upgrades package in the past to only install critical security updates on our machines automatically. On Linux, the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades shows ...
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Windows Update showing "Some settings are managed by your organization" on Azure Windows Server 2019 VM

This is a Windows Server 2019 created in May 2020 on Azure.. It is a standalone server. In Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update, I see the message 'Some settings are managed by your ...
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Microsoft Windows Update schedule

I'm currently have Windows server 2012r2 and it's getting updates from WSUS automatically (download,install,restart). my question is how could i tell when the restart is going to happen? our policy is ...
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