Windows 10: Microsoft explains why Windows Update was not working for some users

Discus and support Microsoft explains why Windows Update was not working for some users in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Earlier this month, some Windows 10 users complained that Windows Update stopped working on their PCs and they couldn’t download any new updates. The... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by WinLatest, Feb 12, 2019.

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    Microsoft explains why Windows Update was not working for some users


    Earlier this month, some Windows 10 users complained that Windows Update stopped working on their PCs and they couldn’t download any new updates. The users were unable to gain access to the Windows Update service and Microsoft Store also failed to download any new updates.

    The issue was acknowledged by Microsoft earlier this month and the company confirmed that the outage was experienced due to issues with external DNS providers. In an update to its support document, Microsoft has now confirmed that the Windows Update issues have been addressed and everything should be back online.

    In case Windows Update is still not working for you, Microsoft recommends users to contact their ISPs.

    “Windows Update customers were recently affected by a network infrastructure event caused by an external DNS service provider’s global outage. A software update to the external provider’s DNS servers resulted in the distribution of corrupted DNS records that affected connectivity to the Windows Update service. The DNS records were restored by January 30, 2019 (00:10 UTC), but downstream effects continued. We believe the issue to be fully mitigated because the majority of local Internet Service Providers (ISP) have refreshed their DNS servers and customer services have been restored. If you are still encountering download failures, please contact your local ISP,” Microsoft explains.

    “While this was not an issue with Microsoft’s services, we take any service disruption for our customers seriously. We will work with partners to better understand this so we can provide higher quality service in the future even across diverse global network providers,” the company explains.

    As noted above, Microsoft has confirmed that the service-side issue has been fixed and Windows Update should be back online.

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    Microsoft Prepares Update for Windows Home Server

    Microsoft's Windows Home Server officially launched earlier this month, is already preparing to be updated. Microsoft says that the new update is "part of the ongoing process of continually enhancing the customer experience with Windows Home Server." The update includes a few feature additions for Windows Home Server. Currently, users who login to their server when away from their home network - through an external URL like https://yourname.homeserver.com - are greeted with a security warning. The November 27 update will now provide users with a trusted SSL certificate for their Windows Home Severs. The SSL certification was provided with the help of Windows Live Domains and GoDaddy. Other new features include a "Delete All" button to remove home computer backups. Microsoft has also taken steps to make the Shared Folders and Server Storage aspects of Windows Home Server more robust and user friendly.

    Source: DailyTech
     
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Available Today

    Oh dear they're still pushing that. I STILL don't like the metro tiles and stuff!
     
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    Microsoft explains why Windows Update was not working for some users

    Microsoft Auto-Updates Components of Windows Without User Permission

    Lol ... I just toss updates out on our servers and workstations and if something goes wrong I refer to This list to explain to them what has gone wrong. Excuse # 17 usually works on the technically challenged.

    If you have never read any of the BOFH stuff you are really missing out. *Roll :roll:
     
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