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windows update just seems to hang while checking.

townsbg

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I'm not talking about Vista but 2008 which is still being supported.
 

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I'm not talking about Vista but 2008 which is still being supported.
Hi townsbg:

Sorry I didn't understand your question in post # 639. If you are asking if any standalone .msu installers for Windows Server (WS) 2008 security updates have been posted on the Microsoft Update Catalog since November 2017 then the answer is yes, but as far as I know none of these updates have been delivered to any edition of Vista SP2 (including the Business / Enterprise / Ultimate editions that support joining of Windows server domains) via Windows Update since extended support for Vista SP2 ended on 11-Apr-2017. If that doesn't answer your question then please provide further details, since the system specs in your user profile only say that you have an Apple iMac and don't mention any specifics about your Vista OS (or virtual machine).

Just to clarify for other users, Windows Server (WS) 2008 and Vista operating systems share similar a similar code base, and there are some Vista SP2 users who have been patching security vulnerabilities in their Vista SP2 OS (IE9, .NET Framework, etc.) since the end of April 2017 by applying compatible WS 2008 security updates. These users must download about a dozen or so standlaone .msu installers for WS 2008 security updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog every Patch Tuesday (the second Tuesday of the month) and apply them manually, but none of these updates will be delivered via Windows Update if you have a Vista SP2 machine (and as Volume Z noted <here>, none of these Windows Server 2008 security updates need to be applied to fix the Vista SP2 "Checking for updates..." hangs being discussed in this thread). If you have any questions about applying WS 2008 security updates released after April 2017 on a Vista SP2 machine I'd suggest you post them in Sardoc's thread Security Updates for Vista After End of Support - Windows Server 2008 Patches in the bleepingcomputer forum where KB numbers for these recommended WS 2008 are posted each month so this thread doesn't go off-topic.
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townsbg

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I am checking for updates on my 2008 VM and it isn't finding any. I haven't updated since November. So my question is has there been any updates to 2008 since November.
 

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Yes there have. I originally posted on this subject. But here are the latest pages on the MSFN thread that should be a go to for this.
Server 2008 Updates on Windows Vista

(EDIT: I now see you were looking to specifically update Server 2008. My bad)
 

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