Some of my windows 2016 server failed to update KB4057142 So here some steps i took to solve it Reboot the server Stop Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update service. rename the folder C:WindowsSoftwareDistribution Start the Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Windows Update service Enabled "give me updates for other Microsoft Products" under Windows Updates -> advanced options Search for updates again. let the other products update first. KB4057142 will fail again but the server needs to reboot again. Try updates the next day to finish update KB4057142 One server still failed so i downloaded the KB from Microsoft catalog site here [...]
After some Windows 2016 server deployments on ESXi 6.5 customers started to notice slow server responses. I came across the following VMware article. https://recommender.vmware.com/solution/SOL-13898?src=vmw_so_vex_mrous_1194 So after checking the build numbers on the ESXi server it turned out i was on build 5146846. I suggest you upgrade to ESXi 6.5 Update 1, build number should be 5969303 or higher If you are unable to upgrade ESXi then use the registery settings in this VMware article. hope this helps anyone.