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  1. Provide full powershell integration for patching

    There should full powershell integration for both WSUS and Server Side WU Client. This would enable scenarios such as post reboot checks for additional patches and mass patching automation.
    It would also allow for things like managing small server deployments that don't have WSUS by being able to use remote powershell to query the patches currently installed on servers, check for available patches and then tell them to remediate and reboot if required.
    Currently these can be done mostly through WMI and customer powershell scripts that wrap around these, but it really needs proper integration.
    Having powershell to query required…

    148 votes
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  2. Resume monthly Windows Update rollup releases for Windows 2012R2

    The monthly Windows Update rollup releases greatly sped up creating a machine from scratch, upgrading an image to latest, and just patching machines. These rollups ceased shipping in December 2014. There has been no rollup release in over 14 months for the current latest production server OS from Microsoft.

    This translates to over a hundred updates (about 150 past the last rollup) and a few reboots, multiple ngen passes for .Net that aren't needed. Only the last of these time-costly operations needs to run, a handy side-effect the rollup has.

    Instead on thousands of tens of thousands of sysadmins spending…

    27 votes
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  3. When a system is using WSUS, the Delivery Optimization interface should be disabled.

    Currently, when a system is configured via GPO to use WSUS, the user can still to go 'Settings' / 'Update & Security' / 'Advanced Options' / 'Choose how updates are delivered' and change the settings.

    Since these settings have no effect on a machine that is using WSUS, the Choose how updates are delivered link on the 'Update & Security' / 'Advanced Options' interface should be disabled.

    3 votes
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  4. Improve the performance of WSUS to inventory and deploy patch on server

    Improve the time to see the missing patchs of a server in WSUS after use the command "wuauclt /detectnow" or change the system detection to have the same reactivity like Windows Update on internet.

    8 votes
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  5. Cleanup Windows update cache file

    Cleanup automatically the cache file of the windows update file, or permit to put it on other disk that system disk

    13 votes
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  6. More granular control of Windows Update policy scheduled install time.

    When configuring the Windows Update Policy, you can only select the day and whole hours as scheduled install day. I would like to be able to configure hours and minutes (example 8 hrs and 15 minutes).

    Also recurrencies like "every second tuesday of the month) would be beneficial.

    23 votes
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  7. Add Windows Update missing in ServerManager

    Adding a dashboard for missing patch in ServerManager (from WSUS or Microsoft Update)

    11 votes
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  8. power saving in server SKU's

    Windows servers share the same power saving option than in workstations (balanced).
    As servers are designed to work with high load default setting should be high or similar.

    1 vote
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  9. Windows Update - Restart services not full system

    An update, security patch or otherwise should only require a restart of a service where possible not require an entire system restart for every update.

    20 votes
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  10. Upgrading Windows 2012 x Server to Windows Server 2016+

    Please find a way for upgrading simple Windows 2012 x Servers to Windows Server 2016 +

    "simple" means Server with (imho) simple rolls such as
    - file and print Servers
    - hyper-v Server
    - RDS

    I understand that complex server scenarios with applications can't not simple upgraded.
    However, there are many simple servers, where you could save lots of time with an upgrade.

    9 votes
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  11. Enable more schedules for Windows update agent

    Windows update only supports daily and weekly schedules. We need monthly, X th weekday of the month, and X th day of the month.

    16 votes
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  12. Provide search option in 'Add Server Roles and Features' wizard

    When selecting server roles and (specially features that is a long list and nested), provide an option to search for them. it will help to quickly find required roles/features for installation/uninstallation.

    10 votes
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  13. Windows Server 2016: Option to change from Core to Gui (and vice-versa) without reinstalation

    Please, let us change from core to GUI (and vice-versa) only adding/removing features from Winfows.

    84 votes
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  14. Windows server should NOT decide when to reboot for windows updates!

    we have designated maintenance windows for such things! It the OS decides i don't use the server at 09:00 and reboots for pending updates then there will be lots of upset people!
    We generally install updates when we can then do the reboots in the maintenance window (as it's quite small on some servers)

    56 votes
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  15. ADK download

    this is only available as a mini-download, with a subsequent download.
    the deployment tools should be available as a smaller easier msi to handle.

    5 votes
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  16. 47 votes
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  17. Provide better WSUS scheduling and force scans of systems.

    I would like to be able to select all updates I want and push them out at different times. Then have WSUS scan the systems again and push remainder of updates out until my servers are fully patched. I would also like to be able to fire updates out based on adhoc server right off the bat and watch progress.

    7 votes
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  18. Stop advertising unnecessary updates for server OS

    Each month for the last 2 years, a manual check of Microsoft Update reveals a lot of what I call junk or unwanted updates. For example, why in the earth should a Win2008/2012 server receive updates related to Surface3? Or why is some obscure critical updates presented on an English Server OS, when the fix is for some excotic Chinese languge setting? If somebody would really ready all the KB articles that follow each month, you would be really astonished over the sheer number of unwanted updates. And it takes time to download, deploy and install. Not a problem if…

    9 votes
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  19. Powershell cmdlets/automation to deploy update baseline to multiple servers

    A mechanism where you can patch n servers to a baseline via native PS cmdlets

    14 votes
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  20. Get rid of SCUP and integrate 3rd party update deployment in WSUS

    WSUS GUI needs to get the ability to manage updates from 3rd parties (add, remove, delete, statistics).

    24 votes
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