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  1. [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 ...

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  2. Provide new Update KB4072650 and 4057903 or scrap it alltogether

    The server works fine without the update. So why do we need it??

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  3. 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

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Ease migration from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server Semi-Annual

    It would be nice to have a way to easily upgrade or migrate from Windows Server 2016 to Windows Server Semi-Annual

    7 votes
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  6. Update WSUS to allow Azure Active Directory Authentication

    Can WSUS be updated to use Azure Active Directory Authentication in addition to Windows Integrated? I'd love to be able to offload the WSUS database into the Azure Cloud Database As A Service - SQL Database offering.

    As an added bonus, it would also be great if it could also use Azure's new 'Managed Identity Provider' so that, if I have WSUS hosted on an Azure VM, it can just grab needed authorizations through there.

    3 votes
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  7. 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.

    25 votes
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  8. 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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  9. Update KB4057903 has a bug

    Exchage within a Hyper-V VM with Windows Server 2012 r2: Update KB4057903 leads to an almost unresponsive server. I could reproduce the behaviour twice by deinstalling the update. Please, provide a new version of KB4057903 without the bug. Thanks.

    See also the discussion in https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/387da0db-6046-4838-9db7-c8ddcb6810da/update-kb4057903-fails-in-windows-server-2012-r2-hyperv?forum=winserverhyperv

    46 votes
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  10. installation of kb4038777 on 2008 R2 domain controllers causes LDAP to break for certain applications.

    after much troubleshooting this morning, we were forced to uninstall kb4038777 on our 2008 r2 domain controllers and restart them. it appears LDAP authentication is failing over port 389 for a handful of our applications, as well as our production mailarchiva instance.

    was curious if anyone else had seen / experienced similar.

    1 vote
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  11. 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.

    47 votes
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  12. 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!

    42 votes
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  13. KB4035036 - .NET Preview August 2017 for .NET 4.6.1 installs .NET 4.7 DLLs

    Hi All,

    it looks like that ndp46-kb4033990-x64 one of the Updates included in
    KB4035036-August 2017 Preview of the Quality Rollups for the .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, and 4.7 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (https://support.microsoft.com/kb/4035036)

    patches the wrong .NET 4.6.1 DLLs on a Windows 2008 R2 Server.

    Registry sill says .NET 4.6.1 (394271) is installed, but

    the new patched files have a signature from 4.7.
    For e.g: mscorlib.dll has after the patch 4.7.2106.0.

    There a some third-party products, that have problems with .NET 4.7, like OpenEdge Progress.(https://knowledgebase.progress.com/articles/Article/gui-net-application-crashes-after-net-upgrade-to-4-7).

    And after…

    2 votes
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  14. 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,…

    23 votes
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  15. Please implement effective filtering options in Microsoft Update Catalog Search

    I am missing to have more options than just a very common keyword search in Microsoft Update Catalog.

    setting up filters like OS version, branch, x86 / x64 and update categories AND date equal / greater than would be amazingly helpful to find a specific group of updates.

    Admit it, the current search is not very helpful if you are NOT searching for a specific KB but a set of updates.

    E.g. try to enlist all Windows 2003 Server Updates released after January 2017. Good luck, trying.

    18 votes
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  16. Support WsusContent folder dedup in Server OS.

    It sure would be nice if the WsusContent folder would work with the dedup in Server OS. With Express Updates enabled for Windows 10 deltas this folder grows and grows. Performing a few test cases dedup saves 50% or more however it breaks WSUS.

    9 votes
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  17. NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOffUsers - Windows Server OS

    Considering the server availability, we administrators are not getting downtime as we desired. So, Microsoft should give the support for server OS to prevent the reboot the server in logged-off mode after windows update installation. I have a suggestion that I'm giving below. If it is possible, it is very helpful to the world of Windows administrators. Add the registry value in server at least in all available server operating systems

    [HKEYLOCALMACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]

    "NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOffUsers"=dword:00000001

    11 votes
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  18. Separate Windows 10 by branch / version

    Actually Windows 10 on WSUS is only reflected by a major product category and LTSB.

    It would be much better if you could add a product category for each branch / release:

    such as:
    Windows 10 1507 (LTSB 2015)
    Windows 10 1511
    Windows 10 1607 (LTSB 2016, CBB)
    Windows 10 1703 (CB)

    This would allow companies with a good patch management to effectively avoid downloading CU patches for Windows 10 that they do not use and also would help to categorize updates in the views.

    19 votes
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  19. 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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  20. Implement complete removal of unsused products in WSUS 3.x

    Please implement an ability to really get rid off unused products in WSUS 3.x

    Example:
    A company once used XP and 7 and now upgraded to Windows 10. However it is not possible to really purge old products from the WSUS database.

    The Update files can be removed using the cleanup wizard, but the entries in the MSSQL DB will remain.

    Especially if one has once used the older drivers category that has been reorganized for Windows 10, this causes a lot of performance issues and only a fresh WSUS without adding old products and categories will help.

    This is…

    10 votes
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