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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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townsbg

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It found the updates. :)
 

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lmacri

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For any Vista SP2 users still using the built-in Windows Defender anti-malware / anti-spyware scanner, please note that there was a patch released today for a critical security vulnerability that should update your scan engine to v1.1.14700.5. See Catalin Cimpanu's 04-Apr-2018 bleepingcomputer artile Microsoft Out-Of-Band Security Update Patches Malware Protection Engine Flaw as well as Microsoft's security advisory for CVE-2018-0986.

Windows Defender Engine v1_1_14700_5 CVE-2018-0986 06 Apr 2018.png
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... and here are reminders about a few more software programs that are about to end or scale back support for the Vista SP2 platform in May / June 2018:

About iTunes Store Availability (XP and Vista PCs)

Norton Maintenance Mode for Windows XP and Windows Vista

Update on Firefox Support for Windows XP and Vista
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Hi, is it just me or there is no Windows defender definition update for Vista anymore?
 

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Hi, is it just me or there is no Windows defender definition update for Vista anymore?
Hi bzbox:

Many Vista SP2 and Win 7 SP1 users recently noticed that they stopped receiving definition updates for Windows Defender just after the 12-Jun-2018 Patch Tuesday. Gunter Born is posting about this in his 29-Jun-2018 blog entry Windows 7 Defender Won’t Receive Updates (June 2018) in the Born's Tech and Windows World blog.

I normally have Windows Defender disabled but I ran a test on my own machine and my Windows Defender definitions seem to be stuck at v1.269.1075.0 even though the mpas-fe.exe self-extracting installer for Vista and Win 7 at Microsoft's Latest Definition Updates for Windows Defender Antivirus and other Microsoft Antimalware - Windows Defender Security Intelligence is currently delivering the v1.271.324.0 definition set.

I don't know the root cause of this problem but there is some speculation that there's a glitch on the backend Windows Update servers.


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lmacri

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Hi, is it just me or there is no Windows defender definition update for Vista anymore?
Hi bzbox:

It looks like Windows Defender updates are starting to come through again - see Woody Leonhard's 04-Jul-2018 thread Windows Defender is Now Working Again on his AskWoody.com site.

Many users are seeing the installation of the latest definition update fail with an error 8070666 the first time they try, but if you re-run Windows Update or use the built-in updater in Windows Defender (i.e., open Windows Defender and click the Check for Updates Now button or go to Help | Check for Updates) the update should install successfully.

I checked for updates yesterday and on my second try I was successfully updated to definition set v1.271.442.0 and a new scan engine v1.1.15000.2. I noticed that the name of the update changed to Definition Update for Windows Defender Antivirus – KB915597 (Definition 1.271.422.0) so I don’t know if Microsoft has deliberately added the word “Antivirus” to the update name (recall that the old Windows Defender for Win 7 / Vista is a limited anti-spyware / anti-malware scanner, not a full antivirus like the Win 8.x / Win 10 version) or if they're still working out some glitches on their back end servers.

Windows Defender Engine 1_1_15000_2 Built-In Updater 04 Jul 2018.png

WU History Defender Definition v1_271_442_0 04 Jul 2018.png
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    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
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    Quanta 30D2 (U2E1)
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    250 GB SATA Western Digital Scorpio WD2500BEVS 5400 rpm
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