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  • After approving MS-patches through WSUS  all of a sudden servers are getting patched and rebooting. This is happening even after deadline has set. I have got a info like Microsoft re-published patches with same KB name, and it might have already approved in some month back so no deadline setting will take effect. If this is the case how we can tackle this.  Appreciate help on this....

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:59 PM

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  • After approving MS-patches through WSUS  all of a sudden servers are getting patched and rebooting. This is happening even after deadline has set. 

    Can you give a bit more detail here? Is it that you just approved a few new updates, or is this a new install and it happened after you first approved all updates? What are GPO settings applied to the clients? Is "automatically restart at the scheduled time" enabled? 

    If updates have deadlines, and the deadline has expired (been passed), then that update will install as soon as possible. Admins often apply deadlines in the past to force updates to install immediately. 

    Friday, February 27, 2015 11:37 AM

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  • Hi Sankar,

    Are these servers stuck into a rebooting loop? If yes, please enter the safe mode, then remove the update in control panel.

    >>I have got a info like Microsoft re-published patches with same KB name, and it might have already approved in some month back so no deadline setting will take effect.

    Could you please povide the detailed information about this update? I will check if this update has been re-released in my lab.

    Normally, even if two updates have the same KB number, the second update will not inherit the approval from the first one. They are two updates.

    To prevent the server which has downloaded this update from installing it, please follow the steps below:

    • Click Start, click Run,  type cmd in the Open box,  and then click OK.
    • At the command prompt, type  services.msc.
    • Right-click Automatic Updates, and then click Stop.
    • Rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder as follows:
      C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download.old
    • In the Services snap-in, right-click   Automatic Updates, and then click Start.

    Besides, before deploy the update in production environment, it is recommended that test the update in a test group.

    Best Regards.


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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:20 AM
  • After approving MS-patches through WSUS  all of a sudden servers are getting patched and rebooting. This is happening even after deadline has set. 

    Can you give a bit more detail here? Is it that you just approved a few new updates, or is this a new install and it happened after you first approved all updates? What are GPO settings applied to the clients? Is "automatically restart at the scheduled time" enabled? 

    If updates have deadlines, and the deadline has expired (been passed), then that update will install as soon as possible. Admins often apply deadlines in the past to force updates to install immediately. 

    Friday, February 27, 2015 11:37 AM