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  1. WSUS Server Should Be Manageable Using PowerShell 7

    PowerShell 7 does not support the WSUS module. The module is not loaded by default as it does not support .NET Core. And if loaded via the compatibility mechanism, the deserialized objects returned have no methods thus can not be used.

    There are, I am sure, some significant issues in improving this module such that it runs with .NET Core 3. I also understand SOAP is involved in these cmdlets, which may well complicate a quicky and dirty solution.

    That being said, PowerShell 7 provides some very significant performance enhancements, particularly involving large collections (like all the computers in a…

    7 votes
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  2. Fix Windows Updates on Server 2016

    Please fix Windows Updates on Server 2016 to allow more control in search and installing updates, similar to previous Windows Server versions. The inability to control which updates can be applied is outrageous! The ability for updates to install without any control is mind boggeling. FIX THIS AT ONCE!!!

    50 votes
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  3. Installed updates not able to search in server 2019

    We are not able to search the installed patches and Kb/Hot fix in Server 2019 same as 2012R2 Servers.

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  4. Install on alternate drive issue: installdir param doesn't seem to work

    We're installing to D:... on command line but application ignores the installation option. Log attached.
    MSI (s) (74:68) [16:46:59:878]: Command Line: INSTALLDIR=d:\Program Files\Windows Admin Center SMEPORT=443 SMETHUMBPRINT=XYZ SSLCERTIFICATEOPTION=installed CURRENTDIRECTORY=D:\temp CLIENTUILEVEL=3 CLIENTPROCESSID=372

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  5. WSUS import from update catalog should by supported by EDGE Chromium

    IE is dead!
    But it is not possible to use an other browser for import updates from update catalog!
    Why is there no support for Edge Chromium until now ?
    OR: WSUS gets possible to import patches in any other way.

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  6. Server 2019 - Do not force updates to be installed automatically

    On Server 2019 you should have the option to see the newly released updates, select which ones to install, and be able to manually install them when desired in all situations. Updates should not be automatically installed.

    4 votes
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  7. Windows Malicious Software Removal November 2019 reinstall

    I have posted on Technet forums about this as well: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool November 2019 reinstalling each time I run Windows Update on Windows Server 2019 (build 17763.864 ) . It ia not re-downloaded, just re-installed (re-ran) Is this a bug? I guess so, I hope the machine is not infected with some nasty thing.

    2 votes
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  8. need to change boot flag in second partition how get back there to do that

    need to change boot flag in second partition how get back there to do that

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  9. Bigger problem is automatic installation of buggy patches!!!!

    Scary part about Windows Server patching is when Microsoft issues a buggy patches that disables SQL server, Exchange server or causes BSODs! We have seen all of that lately causing widespread chaos for Systems Administrators. Always WAIT for patches to be one or two months old if possible before deploying. You do not want to volunteer to be a Microsoft Patch Beta Tester! Luckily Microsoft has a method to boot offline to a USB stick or CDROM now that lets you undo the bad patch on an unbootable system but still causes a lot of stress and headaches for sysadmins.

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  10. Please split security update and feature update from cumulative update and let administrators decide what they need to install

    Please split security update and feature update from cumulative update and let administrators decide what they need to install

    -- TLDR; Too long don't read --

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/baa4a8b1-39b7-4dd3-b692-bdab5ccd30ae/what-is-best-practice-to-keep-windows-server-201620122008-most-secured-and-high-available?forum=winservergen

    Here is a reddit thread why people don't like windows updates.

    Warning: If you are a Microsoft's employee or fans, you will definitely not like it. Don't read.


    https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/dv6k1z/whyiswindowsupdatealwaysthetop_reason/

    Why is Windows update always the top reason people don't like Microsoft Windows?

    Hi Ahmed MALEK,

    Thanks for your reply. Since Microsoft decides to deliver cumulative updates only(I don't know, maybe in these two years), I guess the…

    1 vote
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  12. "BUG by Design" in Windows Server 2019 (Windows Updates)

    Hi,

    That is a bug in Windows Server 2019!

    We have Group Policy for Windows Updates and use in our infrastracture WSUS. According to Group Policy, the updates will be downloaded to the system, and then an administrator will install manually the downloaded updates.

    We tested Windows Updates onsome Windows Server 2019 machines.

    If the click "Check for updates", then the updates will be downloaded and automatically installed!!! That is fatal!

    If I check "View configured update policy", then our policy are listed for the updates. It seems all are correct.

    "BUG by Design"?

    Best regards

    Birdal

    5 votes
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  13. Resume allowing unused features to be removed from Windows Server 2019

    Using the following PowerShell snipet to remove the binaries from unused roles and features worked great in Windows Server 2012-2016.

    Get-WindowsFeature | Where-Object {$PSItem.InstallState -eq "Available"} | Uninstall-WindowsFeature -Remove

    When used in conjunction with Features on Demand this results in smaller install footprints for VMs and VM templates. Doing so in Windows Server 2019 breaks future CU installs due to the new PSFX update engine (error code 0x800F0982 PSFXEMATCHINGCOMPONENTNOT_FOUND is returned).

    9 votes
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  15. Fix Windows Update to Expire Cumulative Updates When New One Released

    Why is my Windows Server 2016 1607 installing, in order:
    2018-05 Cumulative Update
    (Download, reboot)
    2018-06 Cumulative Update
    (Download, reboot)
    2018-07 Cumulative Update
    (Download, reboot)

    If the update is cumulative, should not only the last one be requited? This is an incredibly wasteful and annoying time sink.

    17 votes
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  16. [New tool] [WSUS] WSUS Server should be manageable via Windows Admin Center

    On the Windows Admin Center Manager WSUS, allow updates, allow machines, create groups ...

    19 votes
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  17. Storage Migration Service and System insight missing on Evaluation installation

    Storage Migration Service and System Insight features missing if windows instance installed by using Windows Server 2019 Evauation Media (1/17 re-release 17763.253 ver) . I there any reason?

    Product media:
    PS C:> Get-WindowsFeature
    ...
    [ ] SNMP サービス SNMP-Service Available

    [ ] WMI SNMP プロバイダー                                 SNMP-WMI-Provider              Available
    

    [ ] Storage Migration Service SMS Available
    [ ] Storage Migration Service Proxy SMS-Proxy Available
    [X] System Data Archiver System-DataArchiver Installed
    [ ] System Insights System-Insights Available
    [ ] Telnet Client Telnet-Client Available
    ...

    Evaluation media:
    PS C:> Get-WindowsFeature
    ...
    [ ] SNMP サービス SNMP-Service Available

    [ ] WMI SNMP プロバイダー                                 SNMP-WMI-Provider              Available
    
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  18. Fix Windows updates!

    Does anyone else out there feel the same as I do about Microsoft and their completely broken update system.

    I am at my wits end with these huge cumulative updates that just fail 90% of the time on every Server and Windows 10 PC. I have to spend so much time manually installing these updates and it is got to the point where I am beginning to really hate Microsoft! I used to be a loyal fan of their tech but my patience is now at an all time low.

    Sort it Microsoft, tell your update team that they have…

    42 votes
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  19. Set e-mail configuration in WSUS API

    We can configure a new WSUS server using the COM API and PowerShell cmdlets for every option in the UI except for setting the e-mail notifications.

    We can Get them:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/aa349873(v%3Dvs.85)

    ...but there's no way to Set them.

    At my company, the build is fully automated including installation and configuration of WSUS, but for the e-mail notification settings.

    1 vote
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  20. make "scheduled install day/time" GPO setting work for server 2016

    the "Scheduled install day" and "scheduled install time" group policy settings under "computer/administrative templates/windows components/windows update/configure automatic updates" are being ignored by server 2016 in favor of "active hours." having active hours on servers is utterly ridiculous. I need certain servers to reboot in a certain order only on Saturday nights.

    26 votes
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