Patch Installation Failure Windows update service disabled (Error 1058)


This KB article will guide you when the patch installation has failed and the following error message is displayed on the screen, "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it" (Error code 1058).


You get this error because the "Windows Update" is disabled in the Windows service.


"Windows update" should be started/enabled in the Windows service.

To enable/start this service, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click the Start Button in the Task bar
  2. Type "Services.msc" in the run field
  3. Select "Windows update" Service and right click on it
  4. Select Properties > Startup type
  5. Select "Automatic / Manual / Automatic (Delayed Start)"
    Note: (Except Disabled any of the above can be selected) Windows update service is enabled now

Now you can deploy your configuration again to see that the configuration is deployed to the targeted computers that has failed earlier.

Applies to: Patch Deployment, Patch Installation Failure, Patch Installation Error, Patch Errors

Keywords: Patch Installation, Patch Management, Patch Deployment Error, Patch Installation Failure

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