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  • Win10 update crashing other, simultaneous installations?

    Posted on April 1st, 2016 at 15:23 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting email from CH:

    I would be interested to see if other people have a similar experience.

    I recently did testing with a Virtual Machine running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4, which is the server equivalent of Windows 10 v 1511.

    The build version for Server 2016 TP4 is the same 10.0.10586. They even get the same updates.

    While installing other software, the installer did not complete correctly because, and this is from memory, ‘there is another restart pending’.

    I immediately went to Windows Update and found that there are updates installed waiting for a restart while concurrently I was trying to install something else.

    For those who are not aware, Windows Server 2016 TP4 has the same Automatic Update behaviour out-of-the-box like Windows 10.

    Any thoughts or similar experience?

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     Noel Carboni 2 years, 1 month ago.

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    • #45077 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Interesting email from CH: I would be interested to see if other people have a similar experience. I recently did testing with a Virtual Machine runni
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    • #45078 Reply

      Noel Carboni

      I suggest that you take control of when updates are installed. Allowing Microsoft choose when to install updates on a server is a bit silly.

      There’s a simple tweak, available through the Local Group Policy Editor, to stop it automatically installing updates except when you request them:

      Computer Configuration
      > Administrative Templates
      > Windows Components
      > Windows Update

      Configure Automatic Updates – Set it to: Disabled

      After this, Windows will ONLY check for updates if you start the Settings App and explicitly request it to do so by pressing the [ Check for updates ] button – so you MUST remember to do so occasionally!

      For those who have Windows 10 editions that don’t provide the group policy editor, I’ve prepared a small tweaking application that changes the pertinent registry values:

      http://www.ProDigitalSoftware.com/Utilities/ConfigureAutomaticUpdates.exe

      -Noel

    • #45079 Reply

      Michael

      Just read on the Spiceworks forums that update 10586 resets the user privacy settings again. If you modified them, better check they’re still what you want them to be.

    • #45080 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Yeah, that was back in November. When the build 1511 upgrade came along, it reset privacy settings. I think I wrote about it at the time…

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