Last month I wrote an article about running Pi-hole in a docker container to block advertisements for devices on my local network at home.

One problem emerged: Windows 10 did not receive updates anymore. To make Windows Update possible again a couple of hostnames need to be added to the Pi-Hole whitelist.

Go to the Pi-Hole webadmin page at http://pi.hole/admin or http://<pi-hole ip>/admin and login

Now add the correct exceptions to the whitelist

Below are the hostnames for Windows Update to work.

browser.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
mobile.pipe.aria.microsoft.com
nexusrules.officeapps.live.com
settings-win.data.microsoft.com
v10.events.data.microsoft.com
watson.telemetry.microsoft.com

Please be aware that the Microsoft Update infrastructure is subject to change and the hostname may vary after some time.

Happy updating!

Implementing the solution

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