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SBS 2008 Updates in progess never complete

I completed a successful 2003-2008 migration, but at the end of the migration somehow quite a few updates got stuck "In progress" in the SBS console.  The server has been running great for over a week, but the in progress updates haven't completed after many reboots.  Is there a way to restart those?

Windows Update, says it's completely up to date, the console says there are no updates with errors and no optional updates.  Also it appears that the updates in progress have not yet been installed, so is there a way to get them in?

Thanks,
Micah
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
someone else with a somewhat similar problem:  http://www.vistax64.com/sbs-server/254359-how-delete-update-progress-alert.html


some information about the new feature in 2008 SBS for Windows Update:  http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2009/06/23/update-services-in-sbs-2008.aspx

What happens when you go to the windows update site manually on the SBS server?  http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
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mlthurlowAuthor Commented:
When I manually go to windowsupdate it just reopens the app, Windows Update which says that my computer is up to date, but it's not!  I checked both those links, but they haven't helped.

Also when I go to Server Manager>Roles>WSUS>UpdateServices>Computers>AllComputers it shows my server is only 83% installed, and still needing 103 updates.  All updates have been approved for several days, but they aren't going.  When I show all updates and filter by Approved and Needed, all 103 updates are in the list.  The only options I'm given are to approve or deny the update. How do I force them in?

Thanks,
Micah
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mlthurlowAuthor Commented:
One other interesting note, the SBS2008 BPA notices I'm missing Rollup 3 and the associated KB http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969121 has manual instructions:

Open an administrative command prompt by selecting Run as Administrator.
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
msiexec /update SBS2008-KB969121-x64-ENU.msp

When I type this in the server I get an error, "Windows Installer" "This patch package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package."

Any ideas?
Micah
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didocusCommented:
Did you try to download and install the packages manually?
Here is a demo which shows you how to download and install  SBS2008-KB969121-x64-ENU.msp:
http://www.netometer.com/blog/?p=74
 
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mlthurlowAuthor Commented:
The solution pointed me down a new trail of blogs, after clicking through some of those, I got to a solution.
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