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  1. Support WDS in Server Core installation mode

    Currently WDS is not supported in server core, this can be a hinderance as it prevents full reduction of attack surface and reboots.
    In addition, great PowerShell support would be fantastic

    25 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Provide Cluster Aware Updating functionality for normal Servers

    CAU is a pretty handy tool for patching clusters. It would be great to have this automated and centralized patching functionality also for non clustered windows servers!

    24 votes
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  4. 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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  5. Change update behavior on Windows Server 2016

    In server 2016 when downloading an update it also installs the same time (no option to only download), then the 12hour window begins, when this is over and time is outside worktimeframe (which is a somehow strange setting for a server) the server automatically reboots.

    The same when I install something microsoft related during workhours which normaly has no effect on user experience, but if setup installs also a patch then the reboot countdown also starts.

    Please change back to the old behavior where downloading updates and installing them where different tasks and also rebooting had to be user initiated.

    23 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. 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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  8. 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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  9. [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 ...

    18 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Windows Deployment Services should not need the GUI

    As the title says, at the moment it is impossible to install WDS in server core mode, I personally would like to have a PXE server on a server core instance

    14 votes
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  14. Remove Windows Store form Windows Server

    No one need that on a Server.

    14 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  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. Give us back lightning-fast Updates

    Consider having the entire Component-based Servicing Infrastructure running from RAM if available and as far as is possible.

    I've done extensive analysis and testing to what CSI is actually doing. While no doubt it is much much more secure/reliable then for example WinXP updates were, it does have a significant drawback, which hurts even more in Virtualization. Let me ask you: What do you commonly have enough of in Virtualization ? CPU ? Yes, Mem. ? Usually, also yes, Network ? Usually, yes, Disk I/O ? NO. Usually, disk I/O is the common bottleneck in most Virtualization-environments I've come across…

    11 votes
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  19. 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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  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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