Windows update is FUBAR!

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As Karla said recently, Dave is my ranting hero. Unfortunately I'm not nearly so eloquent as he is, so this is nothing like as good as any of his rants.

I've just had quite a good weekend, but my server patching has been put off accordingly and I've only just sat down to have a go at it.

And I'm completely pissed. Well I'm slightly drunk too, but I'm completely *pissed off* at Microsoft and it's *CRAP* new windows update software.

IT DOESN'T WORK!!!!!

On one of my servers, the new windows update wouldn't even install.

On three of my other servers (yes, THREE), the windows update has hung in the middle of installing a particular patch it's just downloaded. Now if it were just one server, then perhaps I could write it off as a glitch. But THREE??!?!?!?

There is something seriously wrong with windows update that I haven't been told about and I am *NOT HAPPY JAN*

Sad really, cause I've had such a good weekend otherwise...

4 Comments

Dave2 said:

My Windows PC hasn't worked since the LAST XP update. But rather than struggle through yet another clean install, I just left it. I don't want to use the POS anyway.

July 25, 2005 2:03 AM

   

Guest said:

Why not just install a SUS or WSUS server at your site and let that handle all your Windows updating needs instead of doing everything manually like you are abviously doing now ...

July 25, 2005 12:10 PM

   

kazza said:

We do have SUS and use it for all the workstations in the domain, however we prefer to do the servers manually so that we can keep an eye on them to see if there's any problems.

July 25, 2005 12:49 PM

   

Phillbo said:

Here I was thinking that I was the only one having the problem installing updates on a Windows server. However after reading your rant, and catching up with a few geeks on the weekend, I also think that Microsoft have done something rather dodgy. I hope it all goes well for you soon.

July 26, 2005 1:18 AM

   

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