Windows server 2016 patching

PrasadWF 296 Reputation points


I was looking for the way to know which user has installed windows patch in my windows server 2016?

Need help.

Thanks and Regards


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  1. Limitless Technology 37,751 Reputation points

    Hello @PrasadWF ,

    There is no straightforward method to know which user launched the update.

    The best option would be to check the WindowsUpdate.log in order to check when the update was installed (allow a 5 minute under-over frame) and check in the Security Event log to see which users had logged into the system prior to the installation.


    Hope this helps with your question,
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  1. Leon Laude 85,216 Reputation points

    Hi @PrasadWF ,

    There is no such event that is written to the event log that records which user installed an update.'
    There are third-party auditing tools which may help you with this, you may have a look into the post below for more auditing options:
    How to Detect Who Installed What Software on Your Windows Server


    If the reply was helpful please don't forget to upvote and/or accept as answer, thank you!

    Best regards,

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