Windows Server 2016 Update Failure

Vlad Dodin 21 Reputation points
2022-10-20T17:31:34.887+00:00

Hi There,

I'm having an issue to update our DC server. The server is 2016 with no any updates installed in its history.

This what I see under updates:

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Tried to update using WSUS and AZURE Automation Account(Updates). Same picture every time.

Manually 2022-08 installation didn't work(This update is not applicable on your computer).

No update troubleshooter in the options as well. I'm pretty stuck.

Additional message that I see under the Update history:

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-21T12:16:25.813+00:00

    You could try the manual steps here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/deployment/additional-resources-for-windows-update#reset-windows-update-components-manually

    also try an older SSU just to test.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/windows-10-and-windows-server-2016-update-history-4acfbc84-a290-1b54-536a-1c0430e9f3fd

    You can also try a repair install by running setup.exe from the root of install media but I wouldn't recommend this for a domain controller. The much simpler / safer method is to stand up a new one for replacement.

    I'd use dcdiag / repadmin tools to verify health correcting all errors found before starting any operations. Then stand up the new 2016, patch it fully, license it, join existing domain, add active directory domain services, promote it also making it a GC (recommended), transfer FSMO roles over (optional), transfer pdc emulator role (optional), use dcdiag / repadmin tools to again verify health, when all is good you can decommission / demote old one.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-20T17:36:57.433+00:00

    What's the result of?

    (Get-HotFix | Sort-Object -Property InstalledOn)  
    
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  2. Vlad Dodin 21 Reputation points
    2022-10-20T19:17:17.423+00:00

    Not too much:

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2022-10-20T21:19:56.147+00:00

    Try installing the latest SSU
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB5017396

    followed by
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB5020439

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  4. Vlad Dodin 21 Reputation points
    2022-10-21T12:08:30.8+00:00

    Thank you for your answer DSPatrik,

    Downloaded both of them, put them in the server and tried to run both, that's the output:

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