I recently came across an issue where a Windows 10 (1511) task sequence would hang during a software update task. The patch being installed at the time didn’t appear to be consistently the same, so I ruled out an issue with the update. After some digging I found this article which nailed the issue down to a crashing Windows Update service.
The suggested work around appears to work, but is a manual process. The script below automates the same process. (more…)