Enable Microsoft Update in Windows server 2008 R2

If the windows is configured to receive only the windows update, the below steps can be used to enable Microsoft/office updates via automatic windows update:

  1. Add Microsoft.com in in the trusted sites of internet explorer on the server.
  2. Browse the link: http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-US
  3. Click install, even if the install doesn’t work the Microsoft updates would be enabled on the server.
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