December rollup update on server 2012r2 is looping

Larry Rachal
Larry Rachal used Ask the Experts™
The December rollup is not completing on one of our 2012r2 servers.  It says installing step 1 of 5.  Then it reboots. When it comes back up it starts over again on step 1. It never progresses to step 2.
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Hi there! :)

One workaround is to interrupt boot and use Safe Mode. It will still reboot at the same stage trying to boot into safe mode but the boot should
make it load.
Larry RachalIT Consultant


Thanks. Booted to safe mode. It immediately rebooted and I let it go in normal mode. It continued through to the end when it noted the update had failed.  It then backed out the changes.

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