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Questions tagged [windows-update]

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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Windows Server 2016 RDP Server - prevent reboot after updates with logged-on users

We have a Windows 2016 Server and a Windows 2008R2 server, both acting as Remote-Desktop Server. Both share the GPO settings, so that among others they do not perform automatic updates. When I log on ...
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What is the correct Windows Update configuration within the OS when using Azure Update Management

We have started using Azure Update Management for our Windows VM's in Azure. But I cannot find any documentation, indicating the recommended Windows Update configuration settings in the OS. For ...
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Windows update error code 8000FFFF

We are using WSUS for updates. Last week I pushed out 2019-01 Monthly Security roll up for servers and desktops. Almost 1/3 systems had update failure with the same error code 8000FFFF, "Windows ...
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Windows update KB4487022 download and installing issue

I am having the below issue with an aging Windows Server 2008. Prior to this there have been no issues installing updates. The 'problem' update is 2019-02 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for ...
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Reinstall finished but failed Windows 2016 Update

while installing the update KB4487026 on a Windows Server 2016 machine the virtual machine crashed (I think the update was not the reason). After booting the VM up again, the update was listed as ...
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Server 2012 windows update stuck forever

I have a problem with Windows Server 2012 (NON R2). Basically, svchost/wuauserv is stuck using 100% of 1 core (and 2GB RAM), indefinitely. I tried pretty much everything I found online: Made sure ...
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Turning off the “Remove access to use all Windows Update features” group policy

Windows 10 introduced a new computer group policy, "Remove access to use all Windows Update features", which blocks access to the Windows Update control panel. You can turn this on in group policy ...
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Windows Update - Internet Explorer 11 Updater bug

I am the Administrator for my local Public Library. We use Deep Freeze on all of our computers, but I go around once every couple of weeks and update them manually. That is, I "unfreeze" them, Install ...
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Diagnose WSUS “not applicable” update

I have published a custom .msi application package to WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 using WSUS Package Publisher. The update is approved for a group of computers, some of which install said update ...
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Determine which Windows Update KB package a specific OS file belongs to?

I have a Windows 7 machine that has the file ucrtbase.dll of Universal C Runtime installed in the version 10.0.10586.1412. However, the latest official MS Update I can find patching this file for ...
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Server 2019 UpdateOrchestrator - reboot missing

We have one upgraded Server 2019 box (from Server 2016) and one new one. On the new one I wanted to disable reboot (and rename the file and use a blank directory instead) to prevent this really ...
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TraceFMT Not Converting Windows Update ETL Files on Server 2016

I have a Windows 2016 Server and I need to read the Windows Update log file. So I ran the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PS command and the outputted file said No Format Information Found. So I then ran the ...
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SQM: Warning: Failed to upload all unsent reports. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]

I am trying to deploy some patches to a windows server 2012 R2, but they are failing even after have tried below things(which eventually did not gave any error). From the %windir%\logs\cbs\cbs.logs, I ...
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w2k16 - KB4480961 not offered via windows update

Hello we have just done patching of our customer's servers. We noticed atound half of windows 2016 did not download and install this big update KB4480961. The customer's security department is worried ...
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Is it possible to set a scheduled tasks to run both directly before and directly after a windows update?

We're currently attempting to find a solution to better automate our Windows updates on our IIS machines. We have an infrastructure that is hit by thousands of transactions at all hours of the day; ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit Windows Update high RAM usage

We haven't installed updates on this server for a while, there were a couple I installed last night, and, since, it just scans for updates indefinitely and never actually finishes. I know that there ...
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What happens to IIS when I reboot my server?

At my work, we're currently addressing concerns about IIS. We use an F5 load balancer across a few IIS servers and therefore can handle one being taken out of the pool for a bit, but we are concerned ...
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Disable access to Windows Update for users on 2016 RDS Server

I've recently replaced Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS Servers with 2016 Servers and ran into this issue. It seems that the GPO option to "Allow Non Administrators To Receive Update Notifications" (...
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How to install Windows Update service again in Windows Server 2012?

Windows Update can't be completely stopped unless you delete Windows Update service: sc delete wuauserv I did that on a machine we had, because of strict policies about updates. Now I'm gonna ...
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I'm asked to install KB4461614 (MS Office 32 bit) even though my computer is 64bit, why is that?

KB4461614 came out on Jan 8, 2019. It is a security update for MS-Windows Office 32 bits. Only my computer is MS-Windows 64 bits. Not only that, I never installed MS-Office, not even the free ...
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Server 2016 downloading updates 0%

I have a Server 2016 (not using WSUS) that is simply refusing to download updates. I've deleted the softwaredistribution folder multiple times and nothing has helped. At one point it briefly showed ...
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Wsus: staging OU

I'm doing a rollout to a big group of users (1500) and we are being impacted by a lot of delays because of windows updates. Is it possible to create a staging OU where newly built computer can be ...
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Update is not applicable to the equipment, Windows Server 2016 [duplicate]

I have problems to execute windows updates through independent windows installers. The equipement show message that say: The update is not applicable in this equipement. S.O Windows Server 2016
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Update KB4088849 is not applicable to the equipment, Windows Server 2016

I've been trying to install the update KB4088889 and the update KB4089510 on Windows Server 2016, but the equipement show message that say: The update is not applicable in this equipement. I have ...
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Windows Server 2016 automatically restart

We've had a 2016 reboot on critical servers after updates! Even worse, during operating hours! We have a group policy to prevent an automatic restart of the servers if a new update(s) is available: ...
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How to use PowerShell to check WSUS updates status

Usually I get a list of Windows updates KB numbers which I have to check the approval status on WSUS server for. So for me it is very annoying (and time consuming) to open WSUS console and then ...
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Uninstall Office Updates that were installed on a certain date

I'd like to uninstall some Windows updates that seem to be causing trouble with Outlooks search function. The updates were installed yesterday, so my approach would be something like "List all updates ...
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SNMP trap on Windows service stop

I'm trying to send traps when a Windows service e.g. Windows Update is stopped. In evntwin I tried adding all events with Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient origin but stopping/restarting the ...
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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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Automate Windows Server 2008/2012 patching

I primarily work as a software developer at my company. Recently, we had a new department created called CyberSecurity. They have implemented a responsibility that all developer is responsible to keep ...
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Possible to upgrade Windows Server 2012 to R2 via Windows Update?

I'm pretty sure this is not possible but just wanted to check. Windows Server 2012 R2 is basically a totally separate release right? I can't update R1 to R2 via Windows Update can I?
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.NET application fails after Windows Update KB4457034

Just installed the following Windows Update: Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 (KB 4457034) as part ...
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Cannot uninstall KB4338815

Trying to uninstall this update as it breaks one of our .net applications but it will not remove. Tried in Installed Updates which fails, also tried removing via DISM which fails with the log below (I ...
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How to verify is Wsus itself is correctly patched?

Wsus 4.0 on Windows 2012 R2 server. Help-> Abit Update services says Version: 6.3.9600.18694 In the main page version is 6.3.9600.18838 Cannot find any official info to determine if Wsus is ...
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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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KB4457145: Windows Server 2008 R2 September 2018 Security Update

I am having difficulty installing the September and October Windows Server 2008 R2 2018 Security Updates, KB4457145 and KB4462915. Every time I install the updates, one at a time, they install ...
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Remove-WindowsFeature error “Required privilege not held”

Okay team, I'm trying to remove the Powershell 2.0 Core engine from my server using the command below: Remove-WindowsFeature PowerShell-v2 The error we get is: A required privilege is not held by ...
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Install windows updates along with PXE install

Here is the problem. I do testing.. I need windows, not by choice, for testing purposes. I need physical hardware to do my testing. To do this, I install windows from PXE. The problem with this is,...
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Why do Windows Updates which trigger reboots of live web servers at peak time?

Why do Windows Updates which trigger reboots of live web servers at peak time? Is there any way I can stop this happening? Windows Update is already configured to install updates at 6am, but the ...
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Windows10 not able to download update from WSUS

W10 client Updatelogs: 2018. 09. 03 14:37:18.8871861 3044 3312 Misc Got WSUS Client/Server URL: http://xxx-wsus.xxxx.local:8530/ClientWebService/client.asmx"" 2018. 09. 03 14:37:18....
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KB4343887 Causing stability issues

After the august 2018 cumulative update (KB4343887) was installed on our test servers, several things have become unstable. The issues I've dealt with in the aftermath: One of the virtual servers ...
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2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 (KB4343887) Failing

I've been trying to update the Patches which is failing continuously When I click the Failed to Install, I popped with the below description 2018-08 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for ...
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weird windows 7 update Intel Display

I have this weird update in windows update on windows 7. Full details from windows update: Intel Corporation - Display - 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - 10.18.14.4889 Download size: 86.7 MB ...
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WSUS failing to downloading updates, but, still showing the Downloading Status as complete

Before I start, I'd say that I've done enough research for the problem, and I had also raised a case in the past with Microsoft Support to come to a conclusion for this problem. This time, the problem ...
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DNS Entry to Re-Direct WU to WSUS for non Domain Devices

A little background, I'm not a systems administrator but overheard ours discussing this very issue and wanted to do some looking into it myself. We run an internal network with numerous VMs (and some ...
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Windows Update KB4338819 “Can't create object” COM component

We are using on a C# COM component to link our asp classic app to SQL Server. Since the windows update KB4338819, when I run the app we get the ASP exception: Microsoft JScript runtime error '...
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Lotus Notes: Network resource unavailable error

Let me start by saying English is not my first language, so I apologize if my question doesn't make sense or is just unreadable. So Lotus Notes seems to have a weird problem after Windows updates(It ...
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How to fix: WSUS on Windows Server 2016 does not download Update Packages

I have a Server with Windows Server 2016 OS in my network. I Configured WSUS service on it for deploying update packages in Domain. Everything went well but now I have a problem. When I approve ...
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SCCM Internet Clients won't download OS upgrade packages through cloud DP

Recently I added a Cloud Distribution Point and Cloud Management Gateway to our SCCM environment. The setup seems to work well, internet clients get their policies, can install software etc... We ...
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The way to repair MS Exchange 2016 installation after failed update

When installing Exchange 2016 security update sometimes it fails to install and break MS Exchange installation. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/4e60935f-0a5e-4e76-97a1-...