troubleshooting Question

Block Windows Updates at Firewall

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muffFlag for Australia asked on
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Hello,

Does anyone know where I can get a comprehensive list of the servers that are accessed for Windows Updates?

I have a situation where I need to limit access to Windows Update to a single device among hundreds from a firewall at the edge of the network.  As I understand it Windows Update traffic is all port 80.

Realistically, I only need to block the servers enough to stop the update happening, not necessarily every single server.

I think it is likely that MS is using Akamai or some other service to manage its update load so the solution needs to *only* block Window Update.

Yeah, I realise there are countless more strategic ways to lock this down than a block rule on a firewall but this is what I need to do, so don't feel you have to list alternatives that don't include some sort of rules  on a firewall :)

Cheers,

Paul
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