Windows Server 2012 R2 upgrading loop

Armitage318 used Ask the Experts™
Hi, I have a server with Window Server 2012 R2. This morning it seems in "upgrading loop": I see "Please do not power off or unplug your machine, installing upgrade 1 of 5".
After a while, server restarts automatically, and then again "installing upgrade 1 of 5".
How can I solve this?
Thank you very much!
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It may not be in a loop. Some upgrades need to reboot and resume where they left off. So am update will say "1 of <x> before and after the reboot as it completes its post reboot tasks.  The rebiotnisbrarektnthe end of an update.  So unless you've seen a loop of several reboots then I suspect there is no issue. Even a failed update will roll back instead of endlessly loop.


I wasn't aware that this customer had a network issue! After the issue has been resolved, updates went fine
it was simply a network issue, so probably OS was unable to download updates

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