How to install Windows Updates / Patches on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 OS?

You can follow these steps to install the latest windows updates and patches on Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2 OS.

  1. Login to your VPS using a remote desktop application. Please refer below URL to understand how to loginto a VPS from various OS.
     https://manage.accuwebhosting.com/knowledgebase/1261/How-do-I-connect-Windows-VPS-using-Remote-Desktop-from-different-operating-systems.html

    IMPORTANT: Before you install the updates, make sure that there is enough space on your VPS. There should be minimum 2GB+ free space on your VPS. Don't start the updates if there is not enough space. Contact AccuWeb Hosting in such scenario.

  2. Click on Start button

    Database-select

  3. Right click on "Computer"

    select-computer

    and click "properties"

    select-properties

  4. Click on Windows Updates

    select-windows-updates

  5. Click on "Check for updates" option

    check-for-updates

  6. It will display the list of updates to be installed on the VPS
  7. Click Install Updates

    Database-select

  8. After the installation is completed, reboot the VPS
  9. Once the server is up again, repeat the steps 2-9 till you get the message "There is no updates" or "the server is upto date"
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