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 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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