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    Question Server 2008 hanging on completing updates

    My exchange server which runs on server 2008 needed to re-boot after installing some windows updates. So as you do I let it as it is the hols.
    The server goes throught the re-boot and then get to the usual screen saying it is completing updates.
    It sticks on update 3 of 3 and sits at 0% and does not budge.

    We had a test server do this a few months ago and we just put it down to the beta software we were using at the time. We had to re-load the os to get it resolved.

    Don't want to do this with my exchange box.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    you could try booting in last good known config.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    you could try booting in last good known config.
    I don't think this option exists in server 2008 unless it is hidden somewhere!

    I did boot to safe mode and attempted to un-install the last few windows updates but this has not made any difference

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    Hmm, when you booted in safe mode did you see anything in the event log?

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    When I last attempted to boot into safe mode it looked like it finished the updates and re-booted server.
    Server then said updates not installed correctly and it was un-doing the updates. I thought great, so left it to it.
    Just been back and server appears to be hung still trying to reverts the installed updates.
    re-started server again to attempt to get into safe mode. Get same message again attempting to un-do updates. It is just sat there for ages but does not appear to be doing anything. At the start of the process I get drive activity but after a while it appers to stop.
    Going to have to wait this one out to see if it eventually wakes up and finishes what it is doing.

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    Server appears to have installed updates but now taking ages to log on as admin plus not all services running correctly.
    Not sure what the update is but it appears to have completly messed up this server!

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    Looks like there is a known random fault that only effects some machines using 2008 & 2008 R2.

    Spoke to MS tech Rep who gave me the following solution. When I did the tasks all worked fine straight away.

    More Information:
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    Starting from Windows Server 2008 onwards, we won't wait on automatic services
    startup to load explorer.exe
    Automatic Service startup process carried over in the background while user logon
    process continues.
    So we get to the desktop quickly. In this case we are waiting for http.sys driver
    load and http waiting on cryptsvc for startup.


    Resolution:
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    To resolve this issue:
    Set Cryptsvc as DependOnService on HTTP driver.


    HKLM\CurrentControlSet\Serivces\HTTP and create following value.

    Name: DependOnService
    Value: Mult_sz

    Click DepenOnService
    Set CryptSvc on the value.

    Then reboot the server.

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    This will also happen if you have disabled IPV6 in the network settings!

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