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One or more updates cannot be installed

Updated: May 26, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

The server cannot install the latest updates. This problem can occur if you do not have a connection to the Internet, or if you have not yet configured software update settings.

To connect to the Internet

  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the Home page, click Connect to the Internet.

  3. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

To download updates immediately

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click either Windows Update or Microsoft Update.

  2. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the available updates.

To configure software update settings

  1. Open the Windows SBS Console.

  2. On the navigation bar, click Security.

  3. Click the Updates tab, and then, in the task pane, click Change the software update settings.

  4. On the Server Updates and Client Updates tabs, choose from the following four update options:

    • High.   All updates and service packs are automatically approved for installation.

    • Medium.   All security, critical, and definition updates are automatically approved for installation.

    • Low.   All security and definition updates are automatically approved for installation.

    • None.   No updates are automatically approved for installation.

  5. On the Schedule tab, choose how and when to update your servers and client computers.

  6. On the Included Computers tab, choose the computer names and update groups that you want to include in updates. You can also change the update group to which individual computers belong.

  7. Click OK to apply the changes.

  8. To synchronize your software update settings immediately, in the tasks pane of the Windows SBS Console Updates tab, click Synchronize now.

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