How to enable automatic Windows Update on Windows Server 2008 R2 Core

It’s important to keep your Windows Server up to date. Here’s how to enable Windows Update on Windows Server Core.

The Windows Server Core product is an excellent server edition for running a Domain Controller in a development setup. One thing to keep in mind is that Windows Update is by default turned off. It’s really a good practice to turn it on to download and install updates automatically. Here I will describe the steps┬ánecessary┬áto enable Windows Update on Windows Server Core.

Start sconfig

Screenshot, Windows Update on Windows Server Core
 

 

 

 

 

 

Select option 5) and set it to A) (Automatic updates).

Then it’s a good idea to download and install the latest updates by selecting option 6)

Windows Update for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express gives error 6D9E

I stumbled upon this error when trying to update Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express to Service Pack 3. The problem was that I had compressed the installation folder (C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server). Once I had that folder un-compressed, the update went fine.