Windows server 2008R2 is not updating

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Hi,

Please, our windows server 2008R2 is not updating. When I clicked on windows update its just continuing checking for an update. I waited for a long time but I got nothing

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Try Windows Update Troubleshooter for multiple operating systems:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058

Also try WSUS Offline Updater.  I have used this (and the above) successfully
http://download.wsusoffline.net/
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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stop windows update service, delete everything in \windows\softwaredistribution folder, start windows update service and check again

Try Windows Update Troubleshooter for multiple operating systems:

broken link
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Good find Seth.

Try this while I look for a replacement of the foregoing (it for certain has worked for me)
https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/help/10164/fix-windows-update-errors

WSUS Offline is good.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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Start with a server reboot
if you can live without good dns for a bit, change your primary dns from your domain controller to googles 8.8.8.8 and 2ndary to 8.8.4.4

Just a shot in the dark

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