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    Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Hello everyone!! I am hoping that someone may be able to assist me with this windows update challenge that I am facing.
    I have a server 2012 r2 installation that will not install updates anymore. I have already tried tried sfc /scannow, DISM tools and deleted the software distribution folder but nothing will get them to install.
    They always fail on the reboot and I get a message stating that windows is rolling back the changes.
    I have also performed all the steps mentioned to follow before posting, below is a copy of the log from SFCFix. And CBS log folder uploaded here.

    Thanks,
    Travis

    SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro.
    Start time: 2018-12-10 14:57:45.293
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 3 - amd64
    Not using a script file.








    AutoAnalysis::
    SUMMARY: No corruptions were detected.
    AutoAnalysis:: directive completed successfully.








    Successfully processed all directives.
    SFCFix version 3.0.0.0 by niemiro has completed.
    Currently storing 0 datablocks.
    Finish time: 2018-12-10 14:58:05.325
    ----------------------EOF-----------------------


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Hello and welcome! Please attach C:\Windows\Inf\setupapi.dev.log.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Sorry about the delayed reply, I was out of the office for awhile and have just gotten back. I will get the log and post it ASAP.

    Thanks,
    Travis

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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    No problem. Take your time.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Your System Reserved partition may be full and that is causing the failure.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Thank you!! Any suggestions on a partition software that are free?

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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Try Disk Cleanup first.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    I was not able to free up any space with disc clean up. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    You could try something like AOMEI Partition Assistant, but ensure you have good backups prior to doing this as this can result in unbootable system if done incorrectly.


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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    That was it!!! I actually used GPARTED to resize the system reserved partition. As soon as I freed up the space updates started working again, thanks so much for your help!!!!! You are AWESOME!!!

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    Re: Server 2012R2 will not install updates.

    Thanks for letting me know! I'm happy to hear it's working again!


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