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Automating Windows Updates using PowerShell

Scenario : Windows Server Operating Systems (2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016)Issue : Managing the Windows Updates for multiple servers is a complex task. This can be simplified using PowerShell.Michal Gajda from Microsoft forum has done a wonderful job by creating custom PowerShell Module for Managing windows updates thru PowerShell.Link for the Module : : The PSWindowsUpdate module allow you to manage Windows Update on your computer. Module contain set of function to check, download and install or remove update from local machine. Especially useful on machines in core edition like Windows Server 2008 R2 or later.Steps :Download : Download the ZIP from above link ( can be installed manually by downloading Zip file and extract in two places:%USERPROFILE%\Documents\WindowsPowerShell\Modules %WINDIR%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\ModulesImporting the module
PS > Import-Module PSWindowsUpdateEnable RemoteExecution on Servers…

Resolved | Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Update Fails

Issue: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Installation fails

Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating System OS


1) Open Windows Explorer and navigate to C:\Windows\Inf folder
2) Cut and Paste following files starting with name USB in another safe location:

3) Install the SP1 Update
4) After successful installation, place those files back.
Comment if this solution works for you.