Maintenance - Microsoft Cumulative Update Priority Install

Over the next 2-3 evenings will be be manually forcing Microsoft cumulative updates on serveral of our web servers that were not automatically updated. We expect very little downtime which will only occur during the 2-3 reboots the servers may require to complete the updates. We will update this post once the process is complete or if there are any actionable items that may prolong or delay this maintenance.

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Update 6/4/2024
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The cumulative updates on most of the servers were successful but several of them needed a reboot to apply the updates. Some completed successfully but a handful failed to apply the update. We will need to reboot those servers again. Services may be unavailable during those reboots which can take between 30 minutes to a few hours while the updates are being applied.

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Update 6/5/2024
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The first stage of the cumulative updates has been applied and completed. The same servers will still require an additional reboot to start and complete the second stage. Services may be unavailable during these reboots, which will be implemented during off-peak hours, which can take between 30 minutes to a few hours while the updates are being applied.

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Update 6/6/2024
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The additional reboot could not be completed due to a backup system conflict. We will update this post when rescheduled.