Server 2016 nwon't install updates - Not applicable

Mike Boehm 46 Reputation points
2022-09-26T22:22:14.043+00:00

Hi,

I have a 2016 server that I don't think has been installing updates for a while. I tried installing the latest CU and SSU and both say that they are not applicable to this computer.

In total I tried:

  • kb4132216
  • 4485447
  • 4565912
  • 5017305
  • 5017396

All of them fail saying the aren't applicable. I don't know how long ago this machine was patched last as nothing shows up under the Update History. Are there specific older updates that I can try to apply manually to try to get this machine back up to current?

I also tried sfc scannow and a dism restorehealth but neither one helped. dism had errors telling me to specify a source even though I did.

Winver shows: 14393.3750 in case that helps.

Thanks!

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-27T13:25:21.857+00:00

    You can also try a repair install by running setup.exe from the root of install media, but time may be better spent standing up a new one, patch fully, migrate roles over and move on.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-27T00:06:12.11+00:00

    Build 14393.3750 == June 9, 2020—KB4561616 You could try manual download and install the latest SSU
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB5017396

    followed by the latest cumulative update
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB5017305

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  2. Mike Boehm 46 Reputation points
    2022-09-27T00:15:04.25+00:00

    Both of those are listed in the OP as already been tried.

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2022-09-27T00:17:24.837+00:00

    Both of those are listed in the OP as already been tried.

    Except in the wrong order which makes a difference.

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  4. Mike Boehm 46 Reputation points
    2022-09-27T00:33:01.537+00:00

    I tried them all individually. None of them install at all. Not Applicable.

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