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 wont boot unless in safe mode

Hi I have a problem with a Windows Server 2016 1607 vm that doesn't boot and remains forever on the loading screen (I tried to boot it for days), seems like this behavior started after a failed update ...
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Clearing or Removing Pending Windows Updates (Windows Server)

I have a problem where a third-party agent (Labtech) was installed onto servers that I manage, which have interfered with my WSUS configuration. The agent added non-required printer drivers to the ...
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Need Windows Update detailed backgrounder

I really dislike the Windows Update service. On the servers I manage, it continually consumes significant CPU and bandwidth, fills up storage in SoftwareDistribution which it never seems to release,...
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How do I enable SHA-2 Support on a windows 2012 RTM

How can I find the updated necessary to enable SHA-2 support on Windows 2012 RTM. Windows update shows no patches available Searches on Microsoft sites show patches for 2008 and mention 2012 but ...
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Windows Server 2016 not showing optional updates

I have a Windows Server 2016 (Standard) machine that i keep updated: Turns out there are a lot of "Optional Updates" that never appear in Windows Update. Today i happened to try Windows Admin Center,...
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How to avoid automatic patching for SQL Server 2016 via Windows automatic update service?

While updating OS patches, we see that SQL Server is also receiving hotfix patches; we don't want to install SQL Server patches and we don't want to stop OS patches from installing. Microsoft says "...
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WSUS is downloading hundreds of old declined updates

Without applying any changes in configuration and settings, WSUS server start downloading hundreds of old updates from 2009 until now (2020) after regular scheduled syncing with Microsoft. It ...
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From the context of a Windows service how can I determine whether windows updates are currently running?

I have a service that does some system configuration on startup and just ran into an issue where Windows Updates was running at the same time and initiated a reboot which interrupted what my service ...
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Best Practice to Apply Windows Updates to the Web Servers Behind a Load Balancer?

I have started managing 4 Windows 2012 R2 web servers which are behind a Citrix NetScaler Load Balancer. These servers have IIS and we use app_offline scheduled tasks to take the web application ...
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wmic qfe list aborts itself with “Call cancelled”

I am trying to view the windows update history, but it just does not work. The Settings window hangs, the command line aborts with this exceptionally useful message of "Call cancelled": C:\> wmic ...
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Why is the Delivery Optimization service failing to start?

I'm unable to install updates from our WSUS server (or from Windows Update) and error 7024 appears in the System Event Log: The Delivery Optimization service terminated with the following service-...
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Determine the root cause of Windows update rendering PCs unbootable

Dozens of Windows 8.1 PCs across my environment show Fatal Error: C0000022 and cannot boot any further after installing either KB4541505 or KB4541509. Automatic Repair fails; they cannot be restored ...
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A list of Microsoft Updates Applicable to Windows Server 2019 (LTSC) since release

I would like to generate a list of Microsoft Updates (security etc.) that are applicable to Windows Server 2019 (LTSC) since its release. Is there an easy way of doing this on the Windows Update ...
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Switch server core to use Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update

I've got a few server core database servers in my test lab and the ones where I could successfully use the gui to install SQL server use Microsoft Update for checking for updates. The servers that I ...
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Windows Server 2019 KB4524244 Error 0x800f0922

Getting this error (0x800f0922) when installing update KB4524244. Can't find any specifics yet. Just did a sfc /scannow and got 100% verified so not sure where to check on why it is failing. Error ...
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DLL errors Windows Server 2016 with KB4537764 and Docker 18.03

The Windows KB4537764 from 2020-02-11 on Windows Server 2016 seems to break at least Docker 18.03 so that none of the installed programs in a contain work. We have eg. svn and msbuild installed and ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 AWS VM Image - Updates/Extended Support?

I have a few 2008 R2 VM's running in AWS. These are AWS AMI's. Can somebody please confirm whether or not these images will receive extended support for patches/updates or will this type of support ...
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Windows Update downloaded and installed update's despite being set to manual

I have a windows 2016 datacenter server. Using Sconfig, Windows Update Settings were set to Manual (some time ago) If I check the registry HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate, ...
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Old MS Office installs haven't updated since 2014

I have a few old office installs haven't updated in a long time. Looking at the Office executables, it looks like they were ALL last updated in 2014 (Office versions are 15.0.4420.1017, 15.0.4454....
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Is it possible to configure WSUS to download and put updates for a specific software type in a specific location?

Our network uses WSUS to download and install approved updates to most of our workstations. We also have SharePoint servers that we manually update via cumulative updates (CUs) once per month. The ...
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Windows 10 update - can't change keyboard language [closed]

After updating of Windows 10 Pro to new version 1903 (around 20ths January 2020) changing of keyboard language does not work. I have 2 different languages on the system.
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Possible to not cache updates on WSUS server?

Is it possible to not cache windows updates on the WSUS server AT ALL (because updates take up so much disk space) and have clients retrieve them from internet based update servers (updates will be ...
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Windows updates stay as “pending restart” and eventually fail with error code 80246013

It's a Windows Server 2012 (Build 9200). The machine restarts daily at 03:00 trying to install the pending updates, but the updates stay in the "Pending restart" state (see background window in the ...
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Windows updates in WSUS - how to determine which KB is for which windows version?

I would like to automate the distribution of updates from my Master WSUS to offline branch servers using scripts, but not in all branches we have all windows versions and I would like only distribute ...
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Windows Server 2012 Updates not available

I've run AWS Inspector on a Windows Server 2012 R2 server and it detected some vulnerabilities. For example, this one CVE-2019-11091, which is fixed in KB4499158. However, this are the update I have ...
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Windows Server 2016 Disk Issue When Pausing Updates

I decided to pause updates Via group policy for all Windows servers to prevent updates from getting installed while on vacation. Normally, updates get installed as soon as they are released. When I ...
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SCCM Update Restart Notification Configuration

My line manager wants us to push out the 1903 feature upgrade to computers, but he wants them to have a notification about the restart which looks as below and allows the user to delay the restart. He ...
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Do Updates from “Windows Server 2016 and Later Servicing Drivers” Apply to 1607

All of my Windows Server 2016 instances are on Version 1607 . Will anything from the WSUS Products channel Windows Server 2016 and Later Servicing Drivers apply to these v1607 servers? It's late, but ...
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Windows Update KB4524147 Doesn't Work on Computers with 1903 Upgrade

We have computers which were 1803 and have been upgraded to 1903 using SCCM to push out the upgrade using a service plan. After this is deployed we are then deploying the update KB4524147 to the ...
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Get-WindowsUpdateLog - No Format Information Found

I've recently added some Windows Server 2016 servers to a domain and noticed that inspecting the local Windows Update log is now done by generating it using the following PowerShell cmdlet: Get-...
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Windows 10 update, turns off public folder sharing - need update proof alternative to share files

Small office, 6 people, which is overkill for Windows Server. Instead we use Windows Pro and utilise the public folder for sharing files. Shared files are from Windows specific apps such as accounting ...
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Is there “bitsadmin” for jobs that use Delivery Optimization?

Download jobs under the BITS service are easy to administer via bitsadmin. Is there ANY way how to remove Download jobs under the new DO (Delivery Optimization) service? Jobs can be listed by PS>...
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Windows Server 2016 - Update Management in Azure, Controlling Unscheduled Updates/Reboots

Hoping someone might have encountered this before. I have configured Windows Update Management in Azure (as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management) it works ...
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Microsoft.Update.AutoUpdate or Powershell query reporting incorrect NotificationLevel

If I use Sconfig > 5) Windows Update Settings shows as 'Manual' But when I run the following query in powershell: (New-Object -ComObject "Microsoft.Update.AutoUpdate").Settings It says the ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller making ARP requests outside of subnet?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 box acting as a Domain Controller which is on a segregated LAN. It also acts as the DNS server for this LAN. I also have a Sonicwall NSA 2600 firewall which is set as ...
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How do I prove that all available windows security updates are installed on a Windows 10 workstation?

If I have a Windows 10 workstation, I can use something like wmic qfe list or Get-Hotfix to show all the installed updates on that system. How can I prove, that the list of updates installed, are ...
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Get-HotFix not returning all installed KBs

I'm having trouble with the Get-HotFix command on a Windows Server 2012 not returning all installed KBs, compared to what Windows Update says is actually installed on the server when querying it. Get-...
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Windows server essensials 2016 VM not rebooting after update

I have Windows Server 2016 essensials installed as hyper-v guest. It acts as RDP Session host. Every time after successful update vm shuts down instead of rebooting. How can I force it to reboot after ...
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Lost in the upload bandwidth in Windows Server 2016

I have problems with the performance of my network connector, the upload speed exceeds the bandwidth. I look at the resource monitor and I realize that the Lsass.exe process with PID 844 is the cause ...
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Windows Updates not downloading when set to Download Only

I am running Windows server 2016, with Windows Updates set to Download Only, however when I run the following script, it shows all outstanding updates as not downloaded, how do I investigate why they ...
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How to get old hotfix KB2888853?

I have Windows Server 2008 R2 running and want to install KB2888853 which is not available any more to download (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2888853/fix-the-supplied-message-is-incomplete-...
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Azure Update Management for Windows VMs - Agent Not Configured

I am trying to manage Windows updates via Azure Update Management. I have successfully (or at least that is what the wizard told me) onboarded my VMs. From the Update Management section on the VMs you ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 windows update stuck

i have a 2008 R2 Standard server (on VMware) that is stuck without being able to update. Behavior: Windows update fails on check for new updates error code 8000FFFF. When rebooting, server ...
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Server 2016 Updates failing to install

2019-04 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4493473) 2018-09 Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4091664) Four failures to install on one particular ...
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WSUS and Delivery Optimization disable

Windows 10 clients are downloading a lot of the updates from the internet instead of the WSUS server. The WSUS itself is configured correctly, the clients are also reporting all to the WSUS servers. ...
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How to install this update in windows 10: DST changes in Windows for Chile

According to this page: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4486459/dst-changes-in-windows-for-chile, for Windows 10, all updates, including this one, are installed automatically, however, it did ...
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How can I start Windows Updates on 10 Windows 2016 servers remotely using Powershell

I have 10 domain joined Windows 2016 servers. I need to run Windows updates on them, I don't want to logon on to each of them, and then manually start Windows Updates. I found that you can do it ...
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How are updates on a server different than on a regular workstation/end-machine?

This is more of a general question. Most people who use a computer always try to keep up with the latest updates to whatever OS and software they're running, mostly for security reasons. Also, it has ...
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Getting sensible information out of Windows Update log

I'm parsing history.log from debian hosts to produce a csv with dates/packages/versions. After running a suite of tests in testing environment, I then update those packages on actual hosts. I want ...
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Upgrading Server 2016 to 2019

I have a physical Dell T320 that I'm trying to upgrade to 2019. It is an in place upgrade. I've tried the options with and without doing updates first, and it still fails. I've also tried pulling the ...

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