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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Windows Server 2012 – Windows Update Malfunction

Brand new install of WS2012, out of the box, nothing configured and yet windows update sat at zero percent for hours.

Here is how to solve it:

1.)  Disable Windows Update Service

2.)  Reboot

3.)  Delete all content from C:\windows\softwaredistribution

4.)  Restart Windows Update Service

5.)  Check for updates and apply…

HTH

UPDATE: These steps didn’t fully rectify the problem.  Following these steps did:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_update/windows-update-hangs-on-checking-for-updates/b762abf5-655c-4a60-aabc-9f59785bd8d9

Colby

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