Can't install updates over RDP - Server 2003
Posted on 2009-02-10
I use WSUS 3.0 to roll out updates to all our servers/workstations. The policy for my servers is to download the updates and prompt for installation. Generally at the weekend I will remote desktop to each server, install the updates and reboot.
Recently, for only a small number of servers, when I remote desktop to the server, I do not get the option to install the updates. If I go to Start-> Shut Down I get the option to install updates and shut down. Therefore I presume that the server has downloaded the updates successfully from WSUS.
I hope that someone can help me force the updates to install. I manage many remote servers so shutting down the server isn't really an option as I can't turn it back on again.
Server 2003 SP2 and has happened on both domain controllers and member servers.