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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User based restart of Updates, through Software Center

I am pushing out updates to users, over SCCM, and they are getting prompted to restart their machines to complete the process. Problem is that Software Center wants them to restart using it, or its ...
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Windows Server 2012 Standard Update Error

We have Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 Standard and it was checking updates quite properly, but suddenly it stopped checking updates automatically from our WSUS server and started giving ...
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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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WSUS Client Force Update Installation

We use a WSUS server. As far as the "last contact" column in the WSUS console indicates, the clients poll every hour against the WSUS server. We regularly update our virtual machine ...
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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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Can standalone (not joined to domain ) Windows Server 2019 VM be configured to install updates automatically? [duplicate]

Can standalone (not joined to domain ) Windows Server 2019 VM be configured to install updates automatically? I have such VM via small hosting provider (use it for software development) and once in a ...
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Windows crash after recursive folder generation

Last week an old Windows 2012 server failed to reboot following a Windows Update. The support staff reformatted the operating system drive, leaving us with just a backup of the drive which we've ...
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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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SCCM - Feature Update 2004 reports compliant in SCCM, but not actually installed

I have deployed the 2004 feature update to a number of computers in the business. For some of these computers it installs properly, but a lot of them it does not. It is reporting compliant in SCCM, ...
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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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Why did my computers install an unapproved 20H2 feature upgrade?

I'm reworking how we manage and deploy upgrades using WSUS. I noticed that a couple of computers started installing the 20H2 feature upgrade that I did not previously approve. The computers in ...
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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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How to ensure server 2016 is getting all the latest patches

I ran a Nessus scan on my Server 2016 server and got the following error: "The remote Windows host is missing security update 4571694." When doing some research on the patch I found this ...
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Windows 10 computer won't update

My PC (Windows 10 2004) will happily install all updates provided via the company WSUS. But (in contrast to all other company client PCs) it fails to instal updates from Microsoft directly. It keeps ...
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How to check if latest Windows Updates are installed via PowerShell?

I have an installation PowerShell script that installs Docker and other components onto Windows Server 2016. I have learned (the hard way) that if the latest Windows Updates are not installed, ...
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Windows 2019 WSUS Error 0x8000ffff when pushing out Windows 10 Upgrades

I've had this error on 3 separate Windows 2019 servers I've tried to install Windows Server update Services (WSUS) on; It's worked fine on every Windows 2016 server I've configured, so I'm assuming I'...
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When will Enterprise users be required to update to the modern version of Microsoft Edge?

When will Microsoft Edge Legacy be officially gone, worldwide? As I understand, the first Chrome-based version of Edge was released in January 2020, but it didn't start rolling out worldwide via ...
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What outbound firewall rules are required to receive Windows Defender definition updates?

I have outbound blocked in Windows firewall and aren't receiving Defender definition updates via Windows Update. Does anybody know what firewall rules would be required to receive definition updates?
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Windows Update failed to install on Windows 10 because of Mass Storage disabled

I have a problem with Windows Updates on Windows 10 machines. We use the Windows 10 Professional Version:2004 operating system. The updates handled by our WSUS server. (Windows Server 2019) The latest ...
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Best way to update from Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 to 1903 offline

We have a customer that our manufacture shipped some (4) PCs to a customer with a Windows Enterprise 1607 edition on them. The customer found a virus and want to run Windows update on these systems. ...
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After installing .Net Framework 4.8 Couldn't complete the updates - Undoing changes

I am installing .Net Framework 4.8 on Windows Server 2016. After the patches installed, we reboot the server. But there is an warning screen during server during server start. (We couldn't complete ...
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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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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 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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