Windows server 2012 R2 standard keeps checking for updates



I've recently upgraded a member server from windows server 2008 R2 to Windows server 2012 R2 and after the upgrading, I tried to run the windows update but the update wizard keeps on checking for updates from the last 3 days. I've first disabled the WU and background intelligent transfer services and deleted all the files and folders in C:\windows\softwaredistribution folder and then enabled the WU & background intelligent transfer services and run the windows update wizard again and the issue still persists

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Might try the latest SSU (Servicing stack update for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2: October 8, 2019)




The SSU for windows server 2012 R2 has been running since the last 6 hours. Any alternative way to fix this issue ?


@Dave Patrick 

Might try rebooting and try downloading again.


or the much cleaner / safer solution is to stand up a new one, patch fully, and migrate the roles or applications over to it.