Windows Server 2012 Thread, Windows update hangs in Technical; When I try to check for updates, the server just hangs there. I can't close or move the window. Other ...
16th July 2013, 11:37 AM #1
Windows update hangs
When I try to check for updates, the server just hangs there. I can't close or move the window. Other people seem to have this problem, I just wondered if there was an obvious fix.
I have managed to run it once successfully.
16th July 2013, 12:02 PM #2
1. Click Start
2. Type ‘cmd’ in the search bar.
3. Right click Command prompt and choose “Run as Administrator”
4. At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:
a. net stop wuauserv
b. net stop bits
c. net stop cryptsvc
Please do not close the Command Prompt window.
Rename folders pertaining to Windows Update.
At the command prompt, type the following commands, and then press Enter after each command:
a) ren %systemroot%\System32\Catroot2 Catroot2.old
b) ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old
At the command prompt, type the following, commands and then press ENTER after each command:
a) net start wuauserv
b) net start bits
c) net start cryptsvc
This got it to stop hanging, so far. :-/ Don't know what was upsetting it though :-(
16th July 2013, 12:49 PM #3
My best guess on this was forwarders not being set up correctly for DNS.
Fixed and happy now.
16th July 2013, 02:36 PM #4
I lied, It still keeps hanging. I get to install updates then I have to repeat the above.
16th July 2013, 02:47 PM #5
Maybe try a few updates at a time to see if it is a particular one screwing things up!
16th July 2013, 02:54 PM #6
All updates seem to complete eventually, Windows update seems to be problematic on all my servers but this is the worst. I do wonder if its something to do with SWGL and their proxy.
I am fighting my way through the updates atm.
16th July 2013, 03:04 PM #7
I guess if you had a proxy bypass address, you would have used it.
16th July 2013, 03:12 PM #8
Im not going through a local proxy, just the swgfl one. There is no bypass that you don't have to loginto :-(
16th July 2013, 03:27 PM #9
Having the exact same issue today on a fresh VM install of 2012 .... weird
16th July 2013, 03:45 PM #10
Both of you on VMware VMs? What version?
Was an issue in vSphere 5 pre update 1 if you had an old version of vmware tools that caused this. Unlikely in this instance i guess but still something to look out for.
16th July 2013, 04:01 PM #11
Mine is a fresh install on a dedicated server.
It has updated and it has downloaded the new updates but it just freezes up.
16th July 2013, 04:03 PM #12
Install of new updates sits at 99%
Hyper-V 3 (thats the 2012 version right)
16th July 2013, 04:31 PM #13
My issue seems to be fixed here now. Probably an MS issue or what not
16th July 2013, 04:31 PM #14
Just to help with your troubleshooting, I've just checked Windows Updates going through the SWGfL proxy on my 2012 servers and no issues or hangs
Thanks to AJWhite1970 from:
16th July 2013, 04:40 PM #15
Cheers. Can I ask you what swgfl dns servers you are using for your forwarders? Please.
Originally Posted by AJWhite1970
I have 126.96.36.199 & 105
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