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Stop Windows Server 2016 Updates

Q: Stop Windows Server 2016 Updates

Hi, we are becoming more and more frustrated with the forced windows updates. These may help home users but professional products like servers are not for everyday users and sometimes require alot of configuration to get legacy applications to work.
Windows will at times force updates no matter what we choose in respect to disable them. It is NOT up to Microsoft to determine if or when the servers I am responsible for need to be patched. Any reading and research we have done here has only yielded the
ability to prolong the updates. Once installed over 50% of the servers give an endless spinning circle and require restore or rebuild, this has become unacceptable and has forced us to start testing our applications with different Linux flavors.

Is there a way to STOP the updates indefinitely?

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Dear IT Pros,
I have 2 questions that need your help and professional advice.
1) Does Microsoft has a tool to check whether a patch (KB) was superseded by another KB? In my case, I'm trying to search whether this KB4022715 and KB4025339 (both of this KB was released in 2017) was superceded
by another KB. This is because a security consultant has advised us to install both of this KB to prevent vulnerabilities but since it was released back in 2017, I suspect there must be a newer KB that supercedes it
2) Can advice what KB I need to download regarding this 2 bulletin ID CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2019-11135? Can't seem to find it after much googling

Thanks in advance for the help

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Dears,

Please, can anybody assist on fixing this error? I just installed the KB4577015 (September patch Tuesday) on my windows 2016  and is giving error when accessing the "security options" on the secpol. 

secpol.msc -> local policies - > security options

I already gave feedback to microsoft but no reply yet.

Thanks

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Hello everybody
So  have this problem/question, so  have
a windows server 2016 standard evaluation  14393.rs1_release170731-1934,
and  have  two
updates KB3211320 and KB3192137, and the windows  me uninstall the updates, doesn't not even appear the button "Uninstall",
anyone knows how to remove this?

thank you for your help :)

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I have set up a VM with Server 2016. Once all changes have been made to the VM, I set the Skip rearm to "1" in the registry entry as I have done to many other VM's from Windows 7 to Server 2012R2. However after sysprep has run and I copy my VHDX.
I try to spin up a new VM and it rearms itself and I have to either skip or enter a product key. I have tried it with a "0" and a "1" and both produces the same result. THe Server 2016 is licensed and once the VM finishes I am able to go
in and verify it is registered. In the other VM's and templates after the skip rearm and sysprep is complete I can spin up the VM and it does not require me to accept the terms and conditions. Please help.

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Hi;
I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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Hi,

I have one machine running Windows XP and I am unable to make a connection via RDP to Windows Server 2016.
I have managed to make successful connection to Windows 2012 and even Windows 10 with latest build.

I have edited these registry keys
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa 
-adding tspkg
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders 
-adding credssp.dll
Also updated RDP client on winXP to 7.0 enviroment

I have tried 2 different machines with 2016 system.
The connection is not refused by any error (EventViewer is empty on both machines). RDP ask for credentials and then show message "Cant connect to the remote computer try it later" 
Do you have any ideas how to solve it ? 

Thanks for any help

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I bought a pc without os installed, then bought an oem server license, where do I get the activation key from?

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I received notification that 8 important updates were available. My heart sank, but I started Windows Update installing them and went away. When I came back my heart sank further when I found that the updates had been cancelled (see screenshot if I can post one here). Your instructions for posting about failed updates are to download System Update Readiness Tool, which I am supposed to run uninterrupted. It may take a few hours. Sorry, I do not have a few hours. Is there anything I can do in the meantime or do I trash my computer?

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I was wondering if there are any known issues or any compability problems if I want to run windows 2016 Server on a Lenovo ThinkPad T480 20L5. It's meant to act as a probe to monitor traffic in a server room but needs to be small and mobile. Hence my question. Thanx =) Magnus

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I needed to install .NET 3.5 on Server 2016 but have hit all of the roadblocks and need help. Here is what I have tried so far...

I tried to add the feature via the server manager but it ended with code 0x80070002. I did have to provide a path to the sources\sxs folder for the cab file which I expected but that didn't help.I tried using the DISM powershell command to add the feature, both using the source location and also using /All so that it downloads the files from Windows Update. The end result was the same as #1 attempt - 0x80070002.I made sure all updates for the OS have been applied and that updates for 'other Microsoft products' was checked. this made no change in the error.I checked the installed packages via powershell and it shows 3.5 as removed, which again is expected for Server 2016 as they intentionally left it out but provided the cab file in the install media.I have executed a clean sfc /scannow with no errorsI have run a clean dism package commandI have tried installing under a fresh admin user profileI have researched for around 3 hours on the forums so I look forward to the various input
I have uploaded both the DISM and CBS logs. I started fresh with both logs so they contain only details related to a single attempt t install via the server manager.
https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=kZQe4C7ZwcQKz9V82K06TsgYsl0DqkNg3wh7
Thanks for the help!

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Hi,
My objective is to run the tool and analyze the security and software patches on server or computer and produce a list of recommended install.
I read that MBSA (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/mbsa-removal-and-guidance) only supports up to Windows Server 2012R2.
Is there any tools that support Windows Server 2016 ?
I used WUA and it can't run on some of the computer.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/aa387290(v=vs.85)
Then, explore Microsoft Security Compliance Toolkit 1.0 but lack of instruction. Not sure it can do the job or not.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=55319
Do you have any recommendation on how I can get started ? Thanks.

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The problem seemed to have started when I downloaded and installed the new Windows 10 security updates. Nothing really triggers the BSOD, and it normally happens about 5 minutes from booting Windows to the Desktop. I just uninstalled the updates and so far so good. I wan to make sure that it was the updates and not something else (Driver, 3rd party program). I actually BSOD'd while trying to submit this ticket. Thank you for your help.

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Hello All,
I have a laptop that I've been trying to install updates on for the past seven days.  However, no matter what I seem to do, Windows Update shows the "Checking for updates" progress bar with the green marquee.  Here is what I've tried:

1.  Let it check for updates for two days continuously.
2.  Ensured that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is activated.
3.  Made sure that the two services (BITS and Windows Update) are enabled and running.
4.  Reinstalled Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (twice now), and tried to run updates on a clean install.
5.  Made sure that the computer can connect to the internet.
6.  Tried AutoPatcher (on the previous install), which could download the updates, but would hang on installing them.

I'm running sfc /scannow to see if it finds anything, but this is currently a fresh install.  The only drivers installed are the ones that worked from install, and no new programs have been installed.

Are updates currently just broken for Windows in general, or specific versions of Windows (such as 7)?
Thanks in advance.

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Hello all,
Immediately after the December 2016 updates, we started to see some serious issues with multiple services crashing on all of our workstations.  My band-aid fix for it was to change the recovery options on the below services to just keep restarting,
but I think I've tried everything else google has to offer on this. Has anyone else ran into this issue? See services below.
Multimedia class service
Ike
IP helper
Group policy client
User profile service
Server
Shell hardware detection services
User profile service

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Good morning everyone,

I am once again having to ask for help here because I've been unable to install the Patch Tuesday updates released July 12th. (I received the "Updates available" notification yesterday afternoon, July 13th). WU just keeps searching endlessly, and after 2 hours, I restarted the computer to stop the process. (It could not be stopped in Task Manager).

(All day yesterday, July 13th, my CPU kept hovering in the 50% - 60% usage range both off-line and on-line. The only way I could get it to return to normal was what I did in Item # 2 shown below).

Also, NO error codes are being seen either.

Things I have tried thus far:

1. Ran full scans, including for rootkits with my ESET Smart Security, MBAM Premier, and SAS programs. NO issues found.

2. Opened Control Panel > Windows Updates, and changed the existing setting (i.e. Notify me of updates, but let me decide to download and install) to "Never check for updates". I then restarted the computer.

3. Ran the sfc /scannow command. NO issues reported.

4. Ran the SURT tool. The dialog box opened indicating it was initializing and said something about looking for updates. When I checked the computer several hours later, the dialog box said something like, "Installation complete". I closed the box.
However, none of the 10 Important updates (in this month's updates) were installed when I checked the WU list of installed updates.

5. Ran the Microsoft Fix-it t... Read more

A:Windows Updates (7/12/2016): Unable to install. Need help please.

See this : windows update takes 25% of the cpu since today :(

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 
 
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
 
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.
 
I've scoured the internet trying to find a solution and have tried a number of suggested solutions none of which have had any impact.
 
If anyone can offer any help to get the update working again I'd really appreciate it.

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I have Windows Vista with IE9 its an old computer. It has been good for me, Now its sound like it time to get another computer because neither Yahoo or chrome after 2016 will be getting security update for there browers ? Is this right ? Like I said I need some one to explain this and what will be my options Thank You for your time

A:Need help understanding. What going on Windows Vista no more updates after 2016

Dimension 9200 / XPS 410  DXP061 with Core 2 Duo E6300 can go all the way to windows 10 pro.  Yes the XPS 410 will accept and fully use all 8 GB of RAM when running a 64 bit O/S. I currently have 8GB.
So if you upgrade to a modest Radeon HD 6450 from asus. You are good to go.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121439
Works in all models Except USFF because USFF has no video slot.
Won't hurt your power supply or your wallet.
https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/EAH6450_SILENTDI1GD3LP/
 
Home version of windows 7 8 10 is $109
Pro version is $199
Oem versions Slightly less.
Keep in mind that you can get an older OptiPlex like a GX620 or better 745,755, 760, 780 WITH Windows 7 for $100 .
Used Insipiron 3847 towers are Less than $400.
My 3847 with 16 gigs DDR3 ram is quite a bit faster than an XPS 410.
 
 
 
 

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Has anyone been able to get the June 2016 updates for Windows 7 by the normal "Checking for updates" method?

I haven't have any trouble obtaining the June 2016 updates for Windows XP and Windows 10, but Windows 7 is a different story.

I heard that Microsoft was going to change the way that Windows 7 users start receiving monthly updates, and apparently it has.

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A:Having Trouble With Getting June 2016 Windows 7 Updates

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I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012. 

A:Windows Vista Can't Check For Updates 2016

I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit on SP2 on an old desk top which hadn't been updated since 2012.
 
I connected to the internet and Windows Update has crashed, however the update history suggests an install Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
 
When manually checking for updates the icon appears to be searching however the icon in the icon tray states 'Windows can't check for updates'. There are no other error codes or diagnostic indicators.

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Hi,
I am unable to find any security updates for June 2016 on my WSUS server.
Has the process changed or the date different from usual?
Thanks in advance.
Andrew

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Source One: System Center 2016 to launch in September

"We are pleased to announce that Microsoft System Center 2016 will be launched at the Microsoft Ignite conference in late September."​
Source Two: Windows Server 2016 new Current Branch for Business servicing option

"Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that delivers new layers of security and Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

New capabilities will help you:

Increase security and reduce business risk with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system.
Evolve your datacenter to save money and gain flexibility with software-defined datacenter technologies inspired by Microsoft Azure.
Innovate faster with an application platform optimised for the applications you run today, as well as the cloud-native apps of tomorrow.
Windows Server 2016 includes 3 main editions:

Datacenter: This edition continues to deliver significant value for organisations that need unlimited virtualisation along with powerful new features including Shielded Virtual Machines, software-defined storage and software-defined networking.
Standard: This edition is ideal for organisations that need limited virtualisation but require a robust, general purpose server operating system.
Essentials: This edition is designed for smaller organisations with less than 50 users.
These editions will be available for purchase on the October 2016 price list... Read more

A:Windows Server 2016 to launch in September

Nice share @Huracan wonder if it is going to be more secure than Windows 10.
 

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I am currently having an issue were Windows 7 computers can not connect to Server 2016 (domain). Right away I get a "The logon attempt failed".
I know that user information is correct, because I can connect using any Windows 10 computer. I have tried this from multiple Windows 7 computers, they all give the same error. I don't have any problems at all with Windows 10.

So, this seems to be isolated to Windows 7.
Has anyone seen this or know how to get around this issue?

I appreciate your help!
 

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We have a 2016 server and BITS service getting stopped automatically after 2 minutes, We have done the troubleshooting like restore system health, sfc
/scan now and rename the software distribution and cat root but issue still same?

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I have been trying for hours and cannot figure out how to setup, and configure the FTP properly. Anyone help?
 

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Is there a Servicing Stack Update that I can use for my version of Server 2016? I only see updates for ver 1903 & 1909. Which update should i use?

Thanks!

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I am getting this error on one DC, not alot out there that I can find on this error.


Faulting application name: mmc.exe, version: 10.0.14393.953, time stamp: 0x58ba5cff
Faulting module name: GPOAdmin.dll, version: 10.0.14393.1066, time stamp: 0x58d9f2af
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000be1c6
Faulting process id: 0x1120
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2b9ddb96a8ddb
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\mmc.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\GPOAdmin.dll
Report Id: 72683f7e-ea63-4447-8373-4e7c2c33e883
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

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Not able to Install OS on HP Proliant DL20 Gen 9 Server, HDD not detected in Logical Drive..

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Download: Windows Server Technical Preview | TechNet Evaluation Center

Release Notes: Release Notes: Important Issues in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview

Changelog: What's New in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4

I may gonna test it out inside VMware
 

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Buen dia, estamso configurando nuestro sistemas en web nos están pidiendo reinstalar IE11 en WS2016, el problema es que no encontramos donde puede estar esta opción y en internet no hay información al respecto........

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Hi there,
I am currently testing the working of Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics. I have two virtual machines running windows server 2016 TP4. One VM for ATA Center, Second for Gateway. All the prerequisite steps are configured and port mirroring is working fine.
When i try to install Center setup the message come that " The specified Program requires newer version of windows"

I want to know that does Microsoft ATA supports windows server 2016?
Regards,
Pratik

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Further simplifying servicing models for Windows 7Windows 7 Convenience Update Rollup

Carey Frisch

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Once again, the never-ending saga of Windows Updates continuing to "Check for Updates" hour after hour after hour - with no results - is again plaguing me.

(I've already run the program in Brink's article [i.e. Option # 3] and cleared/reset the WU cache). Also have run sfc /scannow - no issues reported. I've also changed the WU setting in the Control Panel to "Never check for updates", and restarted the computer.

Does anyone here have any step-by-step instructions for me to try and resolve this problem and get those blasted updates installed?

Thank you for your time and any assistance.

A:Windows Updates (September 2016); Keeps checking for hours - Any help

Hi
Sure,
When manually installing updates you need to switch your update settings to Never check for updates and restart the machine first.
Windows Update Settings - Change
After restart verify that the windows update service is not running if it is Stop and switch to Manual apply and okay.
Make sure KB3020369 is installed if not manually install it this is the main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3020369
These other links do prompt you to download as soon as you click on them just to give you a heads up
KB3020369
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x86.msu
Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...020369-x64.msu

Then manually install KB3172605 main article page with all versions,
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605
KB3172605
Win-7 32 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x86.msu

Win-7 64 bit
https://download.microsoft.com/downl...172605-x64.msu

After switch your windows update and service settings back to what you had prior and manually check for updates and the rest should show up shortly.

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Good evening everyone,

My issue is with today's 'Patch Tuesday' Windows Updates.

[System: Win7 Home Premium SP1 x64]. Computer is a standalone, not on any network, and used only by me.

Description of problem:

There were something like 14 - 16 important updates in today's batch. Most of them did NOT install. (Please see attached screenshots showing this + my current WU settings, at the bottom of this post).
NO error codes are being displayed. WU just keeps saying it is downloading updates. The 'download progress' remains at "0%" the entire time, however.

Resolutions attempted thus far:

1. Ran CCleaner, then tried to update again. No success.
2. Restarted computer 3 times, then attempted to update, without success.
3. UNCHECKED all updates except for 3, and tried updating just those 3.
Problem remains.
4. On the 3rd attempt, after waiting 15 minutes, I cancelled the download/installation.
5. Ran scans with ESET Smart Security (v9), MBAM Premier, and SAS. No issues were found.

My question: Is there an explanation for, & a resolution to, this problem?

The only potential explanation I could think of is the Windows Update servers are too busy???
(Don't recall having encountered this type of problem before).

Thank you for your for time and any help!

A:Windows Updates (5/10/2016) - Most failed to install. Reason?

Hi,
You try installing Net framework 4.5.2 and restart and try again,
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=42642

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Just bought new Spectre x360 convertible computer with Windows 2016. Left computer idle for a few minutes (15) and returned to screen saver.  Clicked on the enter button to get to password screen and entered password.  After entering it, the wheel of death started and kept spinning.  When I tried to turn the computer off, I may have accidentally hit stand by mode.  Then the screen started flashing.  I quickly unplugged everything.  It did come back on and I didn't lose anything.   What should I do so that this doesn't happen again?

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We are using approx 10 server of windows server 2016 for diffrent application so please suggest for basic hardening 

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how i can uninstall or disable IE11 on Windows Server 2016?

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Historically I've used the following syntax with NetMon to determine which switch/switchport each of my server interfaces are connected to: 

nmcap.exe /network "<interfacename>" /DisableLocalOnly /capture SNAP.EtherType == 0x2000 /StopWhen /TimeAfter 2 min /file "<filename>.cap"

With MMA, I can just do a filter for LLDP, and get the same information, at least on my Windows 10 laptop that is.  When I run a capture either locally on a Windows 2016 server, or remotely against
a Windows 2016 server there are no LLDP packets captured.

Am I doing something wrong?

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Windows server 2016 activation error 0xc004c020
 in Virtual server environment how can I fix this

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.17134.12 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Netlinkbackup\Desktop\MEMORY.DMP]
Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Kernel address space is available, User address space may not be available.


************* Path validation summary **************
Response                         Time (ms)     Location
Deferred                                       SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Windows\symbol_cache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: 
Windows 10 Kernel Version 14393 MP (32 procs) Free x64
Product: Server, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 14393.2273.amd64fre.rs1_release_1.180427-1811
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff803`0b294000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff803`0b59b160
Debug session time: Fri Jun 15 15:59:32.052 2018 (UTC + 5:30)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:21:31.845
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols

Loading unloaded module list
.............
*********************************************... Read more

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Hi there, I am looking for Network drivers for the ThinkCentre M720s for use in Windows Server 2016. The reason for this is to allow a group of users to RDP into the PC in order to use an application. I have another PC of the same Modle type which shows Intel 219-V Network hardware installed, but cannot find the drivers needed for this. Any pointers most welcome!

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I've recently installed KB4467864 on my 2016 Datacenter SQL server and now when I try to login it just goes black. No GUI no errors. I've rebooted, I've tried safe mode, I've cold powered down and booted up and nothing fixes this. This is my 2nd server 2016
SQL server VM I've installed it on and both have the same issues. I have a Server 2016 datacenter SQL box that I hadn't installed this on yet and it works just fine. Last update it has is KB4467691. 

Anyone else seeing this? Or what else can I do to fix it? I've even tried stopping SQL server and agent to see if that would do it, but no difference. Please help I do not want to rebuild this SQL box. Thankfully its not quite in production yet but this
will put us behind if I have to redo the OS. 

Thank you!

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Just downloaded the newest HP Image containing Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016 for our HP t630 Thin Clients and tried to install the cumulative Windows Update April 2017 KB4015217: 1. Disabled write filter2. Set windows update service to manual startup3. Run installer for KB4015217 with success4. Rebooted Thin Client to complete update installation. When booting up, Windows Update installation screen runs successfull up to 99%, then displays: we couldn't complete the updates, undoing changes. Eventlog shows error code 0x800F0922 Tried installing previous cumulative update KB4016635 with the same results. Never had this problem with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2015. Anyone out there with the same problems or any ideas fixing this error?

A:Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016: Installing Windows Updates ...

It might be too big while unpacking in the temporary folders in the Ramdrive.Try to change the size of the HP RamDisk under the Control Panel (or if not enough to change the TEMP Paths).After the successful installation it is recommended to change the RamDisk back to it's default value.





I am an HP Employee.My opinions are my own and do not express those of HP.**Click the Thumps Up Button on the right to say Thanks**

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Hello, Peeps.

Windows 7 X64.

The following Recommended Updates were offered today. I had previous information on all except the last four, which I Googled today.
Most are, it seems, repetitions of the Windows 10 Update stuff that many of us avoided all those months ago. So the hassle would seem to be ongoing. However, the last one, KB3184143 is an uninstaller for several of those annoying very same W10 Updates. Odd. Giveth with one hand, taketh away with the other. A couple of the last four seem OK, and (KB3181988) I have been having problems with sfc/ scannow reporting 'corrupt files but unable to repair' for a while now. Maybe this will sort them out.
The information below is taken from several sources, and the credit belongs mostly to others. I'm just passing it on.

KB2545698 - (Internet Explorer 9)
KB2592687 - Remote Desktop Protocol
KB2923545 - Remote Desktop Protocol.
KB2952664 – Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10 (sends a bunch of telemetry data to MS, reported to corrupt system files)
KB2970228 - Russian ruble symbol.
KB3021917 – Prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3068708 – Installs telemetry service, prepares system for upgrade to Windows 10
KB3080149 – Adds yet more telemetry
KB3172605 - (Optional Update KB3172605)
KB3179573 - Telemetry (KB3179573 - install or not?)
KB3181988 - Fixed bug in SFC scans caused by the convenience rollup (“Win 7 SP2”) KB 3125574
KB3184143 - Uninstalls several related and no longer ... Read more

A:Windows Updates offered today, 10.12.2016. Most W10 stuff and teleme.

Hi:

GWX has ended.
MS even issued a patch to remove it from Win7-SP1 systems, KB3184143
If you want to subscribe to perpetual paranoia about getting Win10 on your Win7 box, that's up to you.

Also, the current version of KB2952664 has nothing to do with either GWX or telemetry:






Quote:
There is no GWX or upgrade functionality contained in this update.


As for the rest, I'll leave that to other members more interested in this topic than I am.
For the record, though, Apple and Google also use telemetry.
Telemetry cuts both ways -- without aggregate data about how an OS performs in the real world, MS cannot be expected to code needed security and stability patches for Windows or its other major software (such as Office) that will perform properly.
I find it ironic that some of the folks who most loudly decry "telemetry" are the same folks who are first to complain about a "bad" patch on Patch Tuesday. (That's not directed at you personally or anyone else in particular.)

There is a definitive solution. If one destroys all of one's electronic and analog communication and computing devices, physically cuts all cables, fiber-optic lines and other connections to the outside world (not just the internet), and cuts up all of one's credit/debit cards, one can be reasonably safe.

<sorry, it's just that this discussion has grown a bit tiresome over the years. nothing personal.>

Thanks for posting your list.
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I'm planning to reinstall windows 10 and I know that it will remove Windows updates etc. Will it also remove Microsoft Office 2016 updates? Thanks

A:Will Reinstalling Windows 10 affect Microsoft Office 2016 updates?

That depends on how you plan on reinstalling Windows 10.

Do it this way and you lose everything, including all your data files and Office 2016 completely, including updates. You will have to reinstall everything:
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

Do it this way, and you only refresh Windows 10 itself and nothing else should be affected, including Office 2016:
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

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