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.

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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