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Microsoft Windows - Install Updates And Restart (instead of Install and Shutdown)

I see this is an older question, but it's now possible to install updates and then reboot using Powershell. Specifically, you need to download and install the Windows Update PowerShell Module. Then, ...
Charles Burge's user avatar
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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

No, it is not safe. Having Windows Update disabled means you are not receiving latest security and other updates from Microsoft. Unless you keep downloading and installing the patches on monthly ...
Tomas Dabasinskas's user avatar
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Windows Update 800F0922

TL;DR: Clear your C:\Windows\Temp directory and other Temp directories for good-measure - then it should install updates fine. Explanation: As this is an Azure VM, Microsoft's "Basic" support tier ...
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What is "preview of quality rollup"

A "preview of monthly rollup" patch is just what it says. A preview. Of a monthly rollup. Definition: A tested, cumulative set of new updates that are packaged together and distributed over ...
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How to ensure server 2016 is getting all the latest patches

why windows update is not installing it for me Windows updates are cumulative. 4577015 supersedes 4571694. The problem is not Windows, it is your scanner is not up to date. https://support.microsoft....
Greg Askew's user avatar
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Update windows no internet connection

I have used this in the past without issues Wsus Offline Installer
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Windows Server 2012 R2 update stuck after restart at 9%

Try to access cmd from troubleshooting or SafeMode console, then run the following command: dism.exe /image:C:\ /cleanup-image /revertpendingactions
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

After researching this on and off for ages, i finally came across a proper fix for this issue! The problem is applicable to clients that are pointed at a WSUS server and that is where they try to ...
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Windows Server 2016, How to avoid automatic reboot after updates?

The default in Windows Server 2016 is 'Download Only', which you note you have also verified using sconfig. This setting does not apply updates at all on its own - so no reboots will occur. By ...
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Why is SiteToZoneAssignment GPO applying, but sites not appearing in IE

I created a new user account, and when logged on for the first time, it too experienced the same issue with sites not showing in IE, even though the GPO was applied. I found in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
James Edmonds's user avatar
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

I was running Windows 10 Build 1803 on a workstation that had been reset. It would constantly attempt to install optional language packs, but fail with error code 0x800F0594. I finally found a ...
Dave's user avatar
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Windows 2016 updates and Active Hours

Well, after over an year and some Windows 2016 installation, I can answer to my own question. The answer below may be incorrect in some aspects, as Microsoft is not too keen on details regarding ...
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I'm asked to install KB4461614 (MS Office 32 bit) even though my computer is 64bit, why is that?

Even though you may not have installed Office you may have installed another application that used a part of Office in their product. Windows is seeing that you have something installed that needs an ...
Tim Liston's user avatar
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Server 2012 windows update stuck forever

For anyone reading this: I finally solved the problem. After searching hundreds of topics I found someone who said disabling "desktop experience" solved his problems. I didn't understand why this ...
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Switch server core to use Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update

PowerShell oneliner inspired from VBS example in documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/wua_sdk/opt-in-to-microsoft-update (New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.ServiceManager)...
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Firewall Blocking PSWindowsUpdate

A new firewall rule needs to be created to allow the subsequently negotiated dynamic RPC port through. Ref: martbasi on Jan 13, 2015 at https://i1.gallery.technet.s-msft.com/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-...
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Windows 10 circumvents WSUS

Thank you for your question. It makes me feel that I'm not the only one who is in pain since the inception of Windows 10! The solution is very simple: Ensure that you copy of Windows 10 1703 does not ...
Am_I_Helpful's user avatar
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Wsus: staging OU

That's one key benefit of using a WSUS server. You either create these groups manually or by GPO. You then "accept" updates for your groups and only these computers will download / install updates. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 update stuck after restart at 9%

The below text is copied from https://www.craythorne.co.za/server-2012-stuck-at-updating-your-system-8/: The Scenario: One of my Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard servers installed a large ...
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Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy?

I've been looking for a solution to this issue for a while, but it seems even now with Windows 10 Microsoft hasn't made available a GPO setting for automatically enabling Microsoft Update (i.e. ...
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Get the latest CTL or list of trusted root certificates

I found the instructions at the bottom of this page to be useful. Specifically, running CertUtil –generateSSTFromWU Rootstore.sst Gave me a file with all the needed Certs. I then was able to ...
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Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy?

Configure policy Configure Automatic Updates (either local or domain policy) and check the box for "Install updates for other Microsoft products"
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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

You're downloading all the available updates for 7 (or 11 or 12, you don't specify architecture) operating systems, 5 (or 10, you don't specify architecture) versions of Office, and a version of ...
HopelessN00b's user avatar
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Throttling windows 10 updates through corporate firewall

The canonical solution to this is not to throttle this traffic. Rather, stand up a WSUS server in your network and point your clients to that for updates. By doing this, you will not only solve your ...
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Windows 10 update, turns off public folder sharing - need update proof alternative to share files

Public forder share in not a good idea; it is for this reason that Windows Update regularly "reset" this settings. At the very least, you should create a dedicated user account (with a decent ...
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Howto initiate Windows Update on server core from a PS remote session?

FWIW, on Windows Server 2019, you can use $u = Start-WUScan $b = Install-WUUpdates $u The array $u tells you what updates are available, if it is empty, you are done. The boolean $b tells you whether ...
Simon Richter's user avatar
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Microsoft Windows - Install Updates And Restart (instead of Install and Shutdown)

This shows up high on the "Install and Restart not Install and Shutdown" Google search. Hence, I thought I should add a solution that I ended up writing for this exact annoying problem (people tell me ...
Abhijit Karnik's user avatar
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Windows Update not working on Windows Server 2008 R2

Since I anyhow do not have permissions to edit @motobói s answer here all I did to get Windows Updates back up working. I did have to do a little bit more/different though. Stop the following ...
Manuel's user avatar
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Exchange 2013 running on 2012R2 changes time to about 5 hours ahead for a short time

Find out what the source of your time server is from an elevated powershell ....shell w32tm /query /computer:localhost /source make sure you timezone is correct - your NTP server might jump ahead 5 ...
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Is it safe to leave Windows Update permanently disabled?

It's good practice to disable automatic updates on servers: you don't want them to apply updates and reboot whenever they feel like doing it, and also it's better to not immediately install any update ...
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