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  1. 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!!!

    20 votes
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  3. 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 PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND is returned).

    6 votes
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  4. "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

    2 votes
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  5. 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.

    15 votes
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  6. 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 …

    1 vote
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  7. 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…

    38 votes
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  8. [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 ...

    14 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 01606

    not able to print from this comp.?

    1 vote
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  11. 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.

    23 votes
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  12. Allow CNAME to be used for the WSUS SSL certificate

    Switching WSUS to run on SSL is easy, but you can only configure it to use a certificate that matches the hostname.

    We're in the age where servers are in the cloud and can be regularly rebuilt using automation, where the default hostname will change with each rebuild.

    This means that, if you're using a DNS CNAME to point clients to your WSUS server, you can't run WSUS on SSL.

    If we could configure WSUS to use a certificate that is issued using a CNAME, we can point the CNAME to the new server, and everything works. No need to…

    1 vote
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  13. Please provide full information what is fixed in cumulative updates

    Please provide full information what is fixed in cumulative updates. What kind of information is this:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4038782
    Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows shell, Microsoft Uniscribe, Microsoft Edge, Windows scripting, Device Guard, Windows TPM, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Hyper-V, Windows kernel, and the Windows DHCP Server.

    We need proper description of fixes for an OS we pay licenses.

    46 votes
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  14. pwsh should have an install, probably via 'make install' for linux versions

    Currently for arch it looks like someone dissassembles your .deb package and moves things around. It would be a lot easier on us to just be able to make install, or at least for a suggested folder structure to go into the .tar.gz. At very least, the files should be put into a subdirectory as is the norm with all linux installs. I ruined my download folder with the current package

    2 votes
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  15. WSUS Console search improvements

    WSUS should have an easy way to search for all updates for a specific product

    3 votes
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  16. FIX the Windows Update Log issues with Windows 10 and Server 2016

    Include al necessary symbol files and updates to base OS and current updates. Many environments do not allow server access (and in some instances workstation access) to the internet to update symbol files as needed. I have tried every posted articles suggestions on getting the windows update log into useful, understandable English, with the only success being to reimage my windows 10 Enterprise desktop. I refuse to do so with my domain 2016 servers!

    39 votes
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  17. Allow adding a shortcut for Windows Update UI on Server 2016

    In Windows Server 2012 R2 or earlier you could create a shortcut to the Windows Update section of the control panel. In 2016 you can no longer (that I could find) do this. While most all of our updating/patching is automated sometimes and for a few servers we manually update.

    Having this shortcut saves me from having to search for "windows update" every time I need to go to use it.

    Can we add a method for creating a shortcut to put on the task bar or on the desktop to Windows Update? If it's already available how does one…

    3 votes
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  18. URGENT: Seperate Category for Preview Update Rollups needed!

    Actually it is not really possible to use automatic acknowledgement rules without acknowledgeing any Preview security or preview feature upates for Windows 7, 8.1 etc.

    Please put them a seperate WSUS Category e.g. preview rollups so that an effective testing can be made with rulesets and a test group of computers.

    31 votes
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  19. Windows update troubleshooter (server 2016)

    Windows update troubleshooter (fully patched server 2016) using the built-in tool always reports 0x80070057 "potential windows update database error detected" If you run the tool available here then no errors are reported. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4027322/windows-update-troubleshooter

    3 votes
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  20. Show more detail when installing updates during shutdown/reboot

    Installing a Windows Server 2016 cumulative update (e.g. after setting up a new server) can take pretty long. After a few minutes, the unchanging message "Getting Windows ready / Don't turn off your computer", despite its looping dots, stops inspiring confidence that progress is being made.

    Monitoring %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log helps slightly, at least until "CommitPackagesState: Started persisting state of packages".

    I would therefore request that
    * on Windows Server, and optionally on Windows 10 as a configurable option, the "Getting Windows ready" screen shows additional detail, similar to the output in CBS.log (e.g. "processing package 1564/7144 for KB4025339")
    * if possible,…

    21 votes
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