March 2018 Windows Update removes Virtual Network adapter

March 2018 Windows Update removes Virtual Network adapter

It seems after installing Microsoft KB4088875 on Windows 7/2008R2 you will get a new Virtual Network Adapter A new Ethernet virtual Network Interface Card (vNIC) that has default settings may replace the previously existing vNIC, causing network issues after you apply this update. Any custom settings on the previous vNIC persist in the registry but are unused. To fix this issue, run the VBS script that’s provided below. Copy and paste this in notepad and save with .vbs extension. Before you run the script, make sure that you back up the following registry key and subkeys: HKEY_…

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Use DISM to cleanup WinSxS after Windows Update

After making a reference image of a Windows 8.1 installation and updating it, we wanted to clean up the installation. There are a few methods that can be used, such as using Disk Cleanup GUI and select Windows Update Cleanup, or run the StartComponentCleanup (found under MicrosoftWindowsServicing) in Task Scheduler but using the CLI to achieve this is much cooler and you have stronger options. As shown in the picture, we have updated the computer with all latest patches with PowerShell, see my previous post. And after no more updates are¬†available we used DISM to clean up everything.…

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Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2 won't get updates in audit mode

When you need to customize an installation of Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 and enter audit mode you can’t install any updates with the Windows Update GUI, it’s getting stuck at checking for updates. This is because Windows Update is locked when the when the audit mode/OOBE is still in progress. When checking the logfiles of Windows Update (WindowsUpdate.log) it show this: Windows OOBE is still in progress. AU deferring detection WARNING: BeginDetection failed, hr:0x8024a008 All AU searches complete. # WARNING: Failed to find updates with error code 8024a008 AU setting next…

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