Daily Archives: August 29, 2013

Unable to manually install Windows Updates (WSUS)

Sometimes you don’t want to wait/rely to your WSUS environment for specific updates.

But when you try to install updates manually you might notice the following message :

windows updates before

It’s easy to go around this, you copy/paste the following code into a reg file :

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer] “NoDriveTypeAutoRun”=dword:00000095 “NoWindowsUpdate”=dword:00000000 “NoAutoUpdate”=dword:00000001

When you apply the above regfile and go to windows updates you notice that updates are possible again :

windows updates after

Solved : All Exchange 2010 services disabled after update

Today I ran into a problem after updating Exchange 2010. After a reboot (which took ages!) I noticed that all the services were disabled. After some troubleshooting I found out that the problem had something to do with an installed update. My resolution (and was planned) was to install the latest servicepack (SP3). There is one drawback, the services are disabled and Exchange SP3 setup is unable to stop/start them.

I used this powershell command to set the service to manual :

During the install I had to execute this command 2 times, the SP3 setup worked fine and after that the services were automatically started.