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Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit, Can't Run Win Update


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#1 tonytis

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:25 PM

I've just taken over responsibility to maintain a Windows Server 2008 R2 that has been maintained by several different administrators.

 

While logged in locally and remotely as the Domain administrator, I've tried running Windows update but there appears to be a permissions issue.

 

I click Windows Update and then Check for Updates, I receive a message saying Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator.

 

I also logged in as the previous admin and received the same message when checking for updates.

How do I correct this situation? It appears to be a permissions issue.

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:05 PM

Hi,

 

Seems like someone used group policies to block the updates...

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/bc52a083-27e6-4184-9f58-9f5e0c0e6714/my-windows-update-is-controlled-by-system-administrator-in-windows-7-help?forum=w7itprosecurity


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#3 tonytis

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for the reply. I verified I had update access to those areas.

 

I ended up stopping the update service, renaming the download folder, restarting the update service and then it checked for updates.

 

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