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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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…

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  6. 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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  7. 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…

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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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

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  13. 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!!!

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  14. 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).

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  15. 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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  16. 01606

    not able to print from this comp.?

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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…

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  19. More that "Preparing" in Server 2016

    When patching Windows Server 2016 (maybe 10 as well) it always says "Preparing to install". Doesn't matter if it's checking for updates, downloading updates, or installing updates. It always shows "Preparing to install". Right now I'm patching three new Server 2016 VM Templates and they all show "Preparing to install updates xx%".

    Can we please go back to the Win2012 and previous messages that showed what was actually being done, not what we're preparing for?

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  20. 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

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