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When I went to install, the thing now is stuck (for at least 45 minutesnow) on Preparing to install....Any ideas on how to stop or get the server to install? Lars------------------------This email was scanned by Bit Defender.---Patch is hosted by Shavlik To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-***@If you are unable to unsubscribe via this email address, please emailowner-patchmanagement-Vbinuuz i/1cyo Yjz Pa5A0B ***@public.We've had the same issue with all our servers this time. It appears that it is getting stuck on preparation for install and then not installing. Any ideas on how to stop or get the server to install? Lars The information in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure.We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products.For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Let's begin: I've broken this process down into two general scenarios, the first where you want to apply all pre-requisite AD and AD schema changes, and then the second where you may want to stage the AD and AD schema changes. Any ideas on how to stop or get the server to install? p: 972.881.2900 x3104m: 972.948.3424From: Lars Nelson [mailto:cubs66-***@public.gmane.org]Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 AMTo: Patch Management Mailing List Subject: [patchmanagement] Server 2012 -- Windows Update is stuck at Preparing To Install Hey all. Closing, that up, logging off and back on, nothing works and that thing just sits there. Sheri From: Lars Nelson [mailto:cubs66-***@public.gmane.org]Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 AMTo: Patch Management Mailing List Subject: [patchmanagement] Server 2012 -- Windows Update is stuck at Preparing To Install Hey all. Closing, that up, logging off and back on, nothing works and that thing just sits there. Closing, that up, logging off and back on, nothing works and that thingjust sits there. When I went to install, the thing now is stuck (for at least 45 minutes now) on Preparing to install.... When I went to install, the thing now is stuck (for at least 45 minutes now) on Preparing to install....My Windows 8/64 installation doesn't seem to continue processing Windows updates.For days now it endlessly displays the "Preparing to install" progress status without actually doing something...Just re-installed windows 7 the other day and it popped up with around 140 important updates for windows.I did all of them successfully but there is one left that just hangs on Preparing to install.We've rebooted the servers and our maintenance windows doesn't start again until midnight tonight so they aren't processing it again right now, but they will again tonight. If the reader of this message is neither the intended recipient, nor an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, then you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, unauthorized use, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited.If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to this message and deleting it from your computer. When I went to install, the thing now is stuck (for at least 45 minutes now) on Preparing to install....So, to summarize, this post will cover the following scenarios and cases: "All at once" -Single Forest, Single Domain -Single Forest, Multiple Domains "Staged" -Single Forest, Single Domain -Single Forest, Multiple Domains All at once Single domain, single forest /preparead (this is what the wizard/gui runs) Enterprise admin and schema admin Single forest, multiple domains You must run the following commands on a computer in the same domain and in the same Active Directory site as the schema master (ROOT)Prepare Legacy Exchange Permissions (/pl) -Enterprise admin and schema admin (ROOT)/prepareschema (/ps) -requires Schema admin (ROOT)/preparead (/ad) - requires Domain Admin (unless domain created after preparead, then also needs exchange org admin rights) You could run /preparealldomains, but there would have to be a GC from each child domain in the AD site you are running it from in order for that to work.Staged: Single domain, single forest Prepare Legacy Exchange Permissions (/pl) -Enterprise admin and schema admin /prepareschema (/ps) -Schema admin /preparead (/ad) - Domain Admin (unless domain created after /preparead, then also needs exchange org admin rights) Single forest, multiple domains You must run the following commands on a computer in the same domain and in the same Active Directory site as the schema master /preparead (or /ad)in root, then - Enterprise admin and schema admin /preparealldomains (/pad) - enterprise rights Then, in each child domain that is hosting: -Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 or 2010 servers -Mail-enabled objects -Global catalog servers that Exchange directory access components might use Run the following: -Setup /pl:-setup /preparedomain (/pd):Note: You must run this in the same AD site as the domain controller you are running this against, which should be in the domain you are running against.

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  1. Windows 7 update hangs in preparing to install. hang freezing after updating bios and fresh windows 7 install; solved Windows 7 hangs on startup after driver install.

  2. My Windows 8/64 installation doesn't seem to continue processing Windows updates. For days now it endlessly displays the "Preparing to install" progress status.

  3. Now on Preparing to install. Closing, that up, logging off and back on, nothing works and that thing just sits there. Any ideas on how to stop or get the server.

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