Server 2012 Windows Update Issues

Hi Guys

I have a clients server that has over 100 updates waiting to be installed on it but keeps coming up with errors. The codes alternate between 800F0922 and 80071a91

The server is Windows Server 2012 STD and is a DC, DNS and FP. The server is a VM running on hyper-v cluster environment (all other servers have no issues)

I have tried the below so far with no success:

1. DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth - rebooted same issue
2. Stop updates service, deleted software distribution folder - rebooted same issue
3. Selecting only 1 update - same error
4. Downloading the update and install manually - same error
5. MS Windows Update repair fixit tool - rebooted and same error

Any other ideas?


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Is it virus free?
stellarsystemsAuthor Commented:
Hi strivoli

I can confirm it is virus free, and i have also disabled the virus scanner (Trend) while trying to install updates


Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried installing the Windows update using the server shutdown option (namely shutdown and install updates)?
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
I have used this little batch file with success from time to time
@echo off
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose
secedit.exe /analyze /db C:\WINDOWS\sectest.db /cfg C:\WINDOWS\inf\defltwk.inf /log C:\WINDOWS\security\logs\secanalyze.log
secedit.exe /configure /db C:\WINDOWS\sectest.db /cfg C:\WINDOWS\inf\defltwk.inf /log C:\WINDOWS\security\logs\secrepair.log
cipher /A /D c:\windows\system32\catroot\*.*
cipher /A /D C:\WINDOWS\system32\CatRoot\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\*.*

subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=administrators=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive% /grant=system=f
@Echo =========================
@Echo Finished. 
@Echo =========================

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stellarsystemsAuthor Commented:
Hi lionelmm

I can confirm i have tried the update and shutdown option - checked the error log once booting the server and the same error is there

Just tried to run your script and the attached errors


stellarsystemsAuthor Commented:
Update guys

i found the below command on another Forum

fsutil resource setautoreset true c:\

After running this updates appear to install (no errors anyway)

Just need to restart the server tonight to complete

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stellarsystemsAuthor Commented:
This fixed the issue for me
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