[Solved] Windows Update service must be in running state error while installing AppFabric in Windows server 2012 R2

Windows Update service must be in running state error while installing AppFabric in Windows server 2012 R2

This SharePoint 2016 tutorial explains how to solve Windows Update service must be in running state error which comes in Windows Server 2012 R2. The error  “windows update service must be in running state server 2012” comes while installing AppFabric in Windows Server 2012 R2.


After installing SharePoint 2016 on my Windows server 2012 R2 OS laptop, I was trying to install and configure workflow manager for SharePoint 2016. But it gave the below error.

The following configuration issues were detected. Please resolve them before continuing. Windows Update service must be in running state.

The error was coming in windows server 2012 r2 machine. Previously when I tried to install Workflow manager in Windows Server 2012 machine for SharePoint 2013 and it worked fine.

Windows Update service must be in running state
Windows Update service must be in running state error while installing AppFabric in Windows server 2012 R2

As the name suggests, I have stopped the windows update in the Laptop. So when I tried to install it gave the error as windows update service must be in running state in server 2012 R2. Apart from changes in the GUI, we can change in the services.msc also.

Go to start -> run then type services.msc which will display all the services which are running in Windows. The in the Services page, search for “Windows Update” and then start the services as shown in the fig below:

appfabric 1.1 windows update service must be in running state
appfabric 1.1 windows update service must be in running state

Once you click on Start, Windows Update service should be in Running state like below:

Windows Update service must be in running state AppFabric in Windows server 2012 R2
Windows Update service must be in running state error while installing AppFabric in Windows server 2012 R2

You may like following Windows Server 2012 R2 tutorials below:



Hope this will be helpful to resolve error windows update service must be in running state / appfabric 1.1 windows update service must be in running state or windows update service must be in running state server 2012 which comes in SharePoint 2016 in Windows server 2012 R2.

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