Windows 2016 Server update taking forever

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2315973%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EWindows%202016%20Server%20update%20taking%20forever%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2315973%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHello%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20was%20trying%20to%20install%20Windows%20update%20on%20Windows%20Server%202016.%3CBR%20%2F%3EIt%20is%20taking%20a%20very%20long%20time%20and%20did%20not%20manage%20to%20install.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20checked%20that%20the%20server%20already%20has%20KB4601392%20installed.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EFrom%20Google%20search%2C%20I%20found%20out%20that%20this%20patch%20in%20Feb%202021%20could%20be%20causing%20the%20problem%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20tried%20starting%20afresh%20by%20following%20the%20steps%20outlined%20in%20this%20link%20-%26gt%3B%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fwindows%2Fdeployment%2Fupdate%2Fwindows-update-resources%23reset-windows-update-components-manually%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fdocs.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fwindows%2Fdeployment%2Fupdate%2Fwindows-update-resources%23reset-windows-update-components-manually%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EHowever%2C%20this%20did%20not%20solve%20my%20problem.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20am%20now%20unable%20to%20update%20my%20server.%3CBR%20%2F%3EPlease%20help%20me.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThank%26nbsp%3B%20you.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EBest%20regards%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-2315973%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EWindows%20Server%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-2342170%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Windows%202016%20Server%20update%20taking%20forever%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-2342170%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHi%3CBR%20%2F%3EPls%2C%20be%20clear%20about%20this%20massage.%3CBR%20%2F%3EMaybe%20I'm%20weak%20in%20English.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%E2%80%9CI%20was%20trying%20to%20install%20Windows%20update%20on%20Windows%20Server%202016.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EIt%20is%20taking%20a%20very%20long%20time%20and%20did%20not%20manage%20to%20install.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20checked%20that%20the%20server%20already%20has%20KB4601392%20installed.%E2%80%9C%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20have%20a%20question%20back%20about%20your%20update%20options.%20Where%20do%20you%20trying%20to%20get%20an%20update%20from%3F%3CBR%20%2F%3E.%3CBR%20%2F%3E1%20download%20from%20Microsoft.%3CBR%20%2F%3EOr%3CBR%20%2F%3E2%20your%20infrastructure%20already%20available%20for%20WSUS%20services%3F%3CBR%20%2F%3E.%3CBR%20%2F%3EMaybe%20I%E2%80%99m%20mistaken%20as%20your%20mean.%20Sorry%20for%20the%20weakness%20of%20my%20English.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20hope%20you%20and%20of%20your%20teams%20are%20fine%20in%20this%20covid%20period.%3CBR%20%2F%3EThanks.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
New Contributor

Hello,

I was trying to install Windows update on Windows Server 2016.
It is taking a very long time and did not manage to install.
I checked that the server already has KB4601392 installed.

 

From Google search, I found out that this patch in Feb 2021 could be causing the problem
I tried starting afresh by following the steps outlined in this link ->
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/windows-update-resources#reset-windows-up...

 

However, this did not solve my problem.
I am now unable to update my server.
Please help me.

 

Thank  you.

Best regards,

2 Replies
Hi
Pls, be clear about this massage.
Maybe I'm weak in English.

“I was trying to install Windows update on Windows Server 2016.

It is taking a very long time and did not manage to install.
I checked that the server already has KB4601392 installed.“

I have a question back about your update options. Where do you trying to get an update from?
.
1 download from Microsoft.
Or
2 your infrastructure already available for WSUS services?
.
Maybe I’m mistaken as your mean. Sorry for the weakness of my English.
I hope you and of your teams are fine in this covid period.
Thanks.

@Boon_Ong 

 

Just to clarify:

1) I downloaded the update package and tried to install. 

    I left the update running over the weekend and it still did not complete

2) Not using WSUS

 

Regards.