Windows 10 updates keep failing

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So here's my situation right now: Our startup has a strict network where our Windows 10 updates keep failing. It's because of strict firewall settings we have. How can we get these updates to go through? Thank you.
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Go to Windows Firewall (control panel ->security ->firewall) click on advanced settings on the left. Create inbound/outbound rules. Alternatively you may be able to just add windows update as an app or feature (option above advanced settings on the left of the firewall screen).

Here is a link that goes into more detail about how to do it:http://www.howtogeek.com/112564/how-to-create-advanced-firewall-rules-in-the-windows-firewall/

one more thing just for clarity. It varies a little depending on your version of windows, but you probably need to add(in advanced setup): c:\windows\System32\wuauclt.exe and be sure to add the service of “windows update” and if that doesnt work try
Process – %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe
Services – Windows Update
and(possibly needed)
Remote ports 80, 443
Process – %SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe
Service – BITS
Remote Ports 80, 443

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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    When on a network, I will suggest it is the responsibility of network administrator to ensure deployment of updates and patches related to OS and other key software in an automated manner without any intervention of end-user. Otherwise, it can be a very risky affair and an open invite to the security of the whole network and servers.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    What updates are there, that is Optional/Important or mandatory updates? you can try one by one from update history. Or you can make rules on the firewall that keeps help to update your system.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, other than firewall, check your internet connection/Wi-Fi connection stability. Sometimes network congestion in data networking and queuing theory is the reduced quality of service. Please check in all respect.
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