Reset Windows Server 2016 Update

Paul Quintana
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Which is a way to reset the Windows Server 2016 updates? I used the GWX Control Panel. But it still shows a bunch of failed updates in the list.
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I suggest you try a Microsoft approach

https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/971058/how-do-i-reset-windows-update-components

I have GWX Control Panel, but I do not think I would use it on a server. It is a workstation tool.
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GWX tool was to prevent Windows 10 Upgrade.

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John Hurst - thank you I saw this article just did not want to run it through, I did now and it worked.
4a - Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
Access is denied even though the rest of it worked, yes I was in Admin mode


David Johnson - that is correct, you are right. There is an option to reset your Windows Update folders which I use this tool for as well. Not just for denying Win10.

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Thanks!
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Thanks and I am glad updates are working for you.

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