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Required updates for Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2

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The following list of patches is a list that should be applied to any new Windows 8.1 or 2012 R2 installation or any installation that has not been updated in some time due to the increased number of patches available for these OS' that up until a recent update to the Windows update agent has caused these OS' to drag their feet when trying to check for updates with or without Barracuda RMM.

It has been found that even when trying to install the standalone/offline packages, the windows update standalone installer still tries to check for updates and can hinder the process, to work around this, there are two options:

  • Disconnect the system from the internet so that it can't reach windows update.
  • Stop the Windows Update Service prior to attempting the installation, and configure a proxy to in Control Panel > Internet Options > Connections > Lan Settings.

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