A Quick Tip To Find The Security Updates On Server Core

by [Published on 24 Sept. 2009 / Last Updated on 4 April 2009]

This article shows a quick command you can use to find the security updates on server core.

As you know, you can't use GUI tool on Server Core Windows Server 2008. You need to use command line tools to perform any Server Core task. The same also applies to Security Updates. To get a list of all the Security Updates on a Server Core, you need to issue the following command:


To find a specific security update:

WMIC QFE | Find /i "95"


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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