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Are you guys and girls also having trouble with Windows Automatic Update on Win2016 servers ?
We're struggling with it for several months now.

In best case the GUI shows a "I cannot update" message and with sconfig.cmd we are able to do the update anyway. In worst case the server does a reboot after installing the update and ends in a endless loop saying "restarting".  WSUS or not, same results.


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https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/19838245-9348-4c14-9b72-822271d0cd8f/why-does-server-2016-fail-installing-updates-repeatedly?forum=ws16essentials

Apparently, you're not alone not that it should make you feel better.
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Weve seen problems with the cu process taking huge resources and then running out of resources. Most of them went away by adding more mem. I read the thread and im thinking its a similar problem. Can you just try and add 8gb to the vm?

Weve aldo seen timeouts and so because of the dualscan introduced in ws16 and our servers nog having a direct internet connection..

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Hi Dennis, thanks for the reply.

I'll try to increase the RAM, although I didn't see RAM shortage.

Concerning dualscan: same conclusion. What do you mean with "servers not having a direct internet connection" ?
We have a firewall policy that allows the servers to connect to several MS FQDN's for updating, but I think that maybe there still is a firewall problem. I would like to test with bypassing our firewall all the way. 

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In worst case the server does a reboot after installing the update and ends in a endless loop saying "restarting". 


I've found a solution for that one:
- pagefile on C: partition
OR
- pagefile on another partition and on C: partition
OR
- pagefile on other than C: parttition and Write debugging info= DISABLED

NOT : pagefile only on F: partition !


see https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c5f2786c-ffac-4f14-b7a9-00612cdf784e/server-2016-vm-hangs-shutting-downrestarting-when-the-pagefile-is-on-a-different-vhdx?forum=winserverhyperv.

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Really? Is it now so bad the products are getting worse?
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Pieter, how much physical RAM is in that particular server. I ask because there is a theory that if there is enough physical memory, a page file isn't needed.
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Pieter, how much physical RAM is in that particular server. I ask because there is a theory that if there is enough physical memory, a page file isn't needed.

Unfortunately, it is just a theory. A wide range of server roles, notably all that leverage ESE such as ADDS, ADCS, ADLDS etc. are not supported with pagefile disabled: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/motiba/2015/10/15/page-file-the-definitive-guide/

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Unfortunately, it is just a theory. A wide range of server roles, notably all that leverage ESE such as ADDS, ADCS, ADLDS etc. are not supported with pagefile disabled


Good point! Thanks for that info. I guess that theory would only apply to workstations.
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Unfortunately, it is just a theory. A wide range of server roles, notably all that leverage ESE such as ADDS, ADCS, ADLDS etc. are not supported with pagefile disabled


Thanks for the info. I Did not know hat

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