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By wilfredonoh ·
I am a Network Administrator and I am having problem with two PCs on my network failing to install Updates. The PCs get the updates from my WSUS but each time i try to install the updates, it fails. The PCs now have accumulated updates that are up to 160. Please, what can I do to get these updates installed asap

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I think a rebuild is in order

by The Scummy One In reply to Windows Update

with that many updates there are sure to be other issues that would need to be dealt with.

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Rebuild or Manually Patch

by Octopus_CO In reply to Windows Update

Like scummy I'd suggest rebuilding the PC's to avoid spending un-needed time troubleshooting. I've run in circles trying to get issues like this resolved, when rebuilding would've taken less time and energy fixing the problem. However, if this isn't an option for these computers, since you are only dealing with two units I'd suggest manually patching them with whichever service pack you're currently deploying (SP3 would be the easiest). A roll up service pack should save you some time on those 160 updates. Lastly, if you really want to troubleshoot the WSUS issue and get them updating right the first place to look would be the WindowsUpdate log file, found in the root %windir% (C:\Windows usually). Search through it to find why they aren't install/downloading etc. Let us know how it goes.

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WSUS failing to install Updates.. Try this out and see if it works for you.

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Windows Update

WSUS failing to install Updates

Anytime you see a message about failing to backup datastore, or any error regarding datastore, you need to stop automatic updates services, delete c:\windows\softwaredistribution folder and restart the automatic updates service. You can then run a wuauclt.exe /detectnow to perform a checkin then and repull down the updates. That error usually refers to a corruption of files in that folder. It will be recreated after it checks in the next time.

Thank you to "dvanmeter" for this.

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