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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Hotfix checking for roles you are running on server

    Add an option to check what hotfixes (in addition to normal updates) are available for server roles that are running. Something like now manually checking against HyperV and clustering available HotFix list.

    25 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. (Microsoft Survey & Email) Patching and Servicing

    Hi, we are in the Microsoft Windows Server product team in Redmond. We are studying customer patching pain points and behaviors within Linux and Windows Server environments across operating systems and applications.

    If you are a stakeholder in the patching/updating process for your company and would like to share your thoughts and feedback, please take a few minutes to fill out the following survey:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYZKBS3

    If you want to give us direct and deep feedback, please email us at:

    patchfeed@microsoft.com

    Again, we are interested in feedback and experiences from both Windows Server administrators as well as Linux sysadmins.

    There is…

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