TFS Tip: Disable Windows Update Prior TFS Upgrade

Always make sure to disable the windows update services before starting any significant software upgrade. We found out the hard way that process such as a long running database backup does not handle kindly to spontaneous server restarts.

Its one of those thing that can easily slip through the cracks but have a large impact in your deployment. So always make sure to add this to part of your per-requisite checklist.

Personally I use the net stop "windows update" command as it is only effective until you restart the computer/service.

Here are some ways to achieve the same:


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