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Windows Server 2012 R2 stuck at checking updates RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    Currently we have an audit in our infrastructure and find out that most of our Windows Server 2012 R2 Servers is not up to date. So therefore, we trigger the update through manual update in the servers. Unfortunately there are only (2) two remaining server that wont get the windows update. We tried to left it overnight but on the next day it is still running on check for updates. Please see below, workaround applied.

    1. Tried to run standalone/offline windows update installed but still the same issue encountered.

    2. Tried to run the below command but no changes.

    cd C:\Windows\System32\wbem\AutoRecover

    for /f %s in ('dir /b *.mof *.mfl') do mofcomp %s

    3. I tried to access the url as advised in the other forums https://fe2.update.microsoft.com/v6/ClientWebService/client.asmx and i can successfully access.

    4. I also follow the instruction below but still no changes on the issue.

    Stop the Windows Update service.

    net stop wuauserv

    Delete the Windows Update cache directory C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.

    Remove-Item -Recurse -Force C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution

    Restart the computer. (On one machine it required several restarts to actually get everything deleted from this directory, so keep trying if necessary.)

    Run Windows Update manually again. It will fail almost instantly and offer to run a diagnostic tool. Download the tool and allow it to run.

    The tool will find and fix some problems. At this point, run Windows Update manually again. Windows Update worked fine at this point.

    5. Stop the service and delete software distribution but still the same issue encountered.


    Somebody experienced this issue. 
    • Changed type Jeoffardy Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:42 AM it almost a week now but no response
    • Edited by Jeoffardy Tuesday, May 7, 2019 7:43 AM update
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 9:20 AM