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How avoid to install the windows updates if there are downloaded?

Hello I have an Exchange server 2010 SP1 in a windows 2008R2,  if I update the server, it will be crash ( i know that and I had to recover it from a backup) .

My problem is that the Updates are downloaded an when I shutdown the computer the windows installs the updates.

I have configured to don't download updates but I want to delete the updates downloaded but not installed yet.

Thanks
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limmontreefree
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limmontreefree
4 Solutions
 
rindiCommented:
Delete the contents of the \Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads folder.
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DerekFGCommented:
Try this:

    Click on the "Start" menu.
    Type the following %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\
    Open the "DataStore" folder and delete the contents of this folder.
    Restart
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
try from command line

%Windir%\system32\net.exe stop wuauserv

rd /s /q %windir%\softwareDistribution

%Windir%\system32\net.exe start wuauserv
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xDUCKxCommented:
Uhh...bizarre question.  Usually updates aren't something most people bypass.  It would probably be more wise to figure out why the server crashed from the updates rather then bypassing.

With that said, if you Stop the windows update service and change the startup to Manual, rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder that should stop the updates.
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limmontreefreeAuthor Commented:
Thanks everybody,

XDUCKx you are right, I have to repair it but this is the Company mail server, and first I prefer nor stop it, latter I'll try repair it.

Thanks again
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You need to close this question correctly, rindi was the first to mention deleting \Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads  !
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limmontreefreeAuthor Commented:
Sorry but I don't undestand what is wrong.
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limmontreefreeAuthor Commented:
Sorry, sorry I didn't saw rindi's comment.

How can i repair it?
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
We all gave the same solution, including rindi who was the first

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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
there's a "Request Attention" tab
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