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Microsoft, Windows, 2000, Software / update installation dates

Posted on 2007-08-06
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Because of some compatability and dependancy issues, I need to be able to determine when various hotfixes and software were installed, so I can (possibly) back out of some installations.

I inhereted the maintenance of some servers and there was no documentation of who did what and when. As I try to get a handle on the state of things, I'm also trying to do some cleanup and stability improvement.

I left the "Knowledge level" at beginner because I can't think of where to look for this info. However, I am somewhat more advanced most of the time.

Thanks!
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You can check the windowsupdate.log in the %windir% folder
Event viewer also lists when windows updates are applied.
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chuckyh,

Thanks for the quick resolution...

I should have figured that the logs would be in %windir%.

The event viewer isn't quite as useful at the moment (it was cleared at some point before I was hired).

Now, I'm one step closer to stabilizing a fragile system. We serve over 100,000 clients through web services. And, due to some ... uhm... interesting ...  configuration choices in the past and software that is necessary to the line fo business,  "needs" to be rebooted once a month. Memory leaks and various instabilities creep in, so a previous admin instituted a scheduled reboot for the first Monday fo every month. According to the manager, this seems to reduce the number of unplanned outages. A new set of servers and new version of the underlying software is due to start being rolled out in couple of months. My job is to try to keep it all working until the new system is ready to go live.
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