It would appear that Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 are only thirty days away from not receiving security updates, or more precisely from the beginning of patch Tuesday in May 2014 . Well that is not entirely true, but instances running these operating systems are required to have installed KB2919355 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355) before the above … More A very important patch for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2
I was recently asked to provide a monitoring service for the last success success time of Windows Update and to provide status information within Nagios XI. Basically, the last success time was compared to be run a time span period of a number of days in the past to provide a service state. In the … More Monitor Windows Update Last Success Time with Nagios XI
I was recently attempting to run Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, which would fail with the error code 800F0818 due to Windows Update corruption. In order to resolve the issue, run the System Update Readiness tool and then install the service pack. The System Update Readiness tool is available from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821.
I was recently looking to schedule approved updates from Windows Update Server and schedule updates with finer granularity than those provided by the Windows Update Services client. I discovered a command line utility called WuInstall (http://www.wuinstall.com/index.php/en) which allows for updates to be installed on demand. As part of this solution, I still required updates to … More Patch Management with Windows Update Server and WuInstall
On attempting to install updates the client was failing with the error code 66A, this is due to corrupted install files when attempting to update the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile. In order to resolve this and install updates successfully perform the following: 1) Browse to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall … More Windows Update fails with error 66A