Directors who handle Home windows updates ought to find out about a change Microsoft has made to how patches will probably be dealt with beginning with the May 2019/1903 update. The change is linked to work Microsoft is doing underpinnings to the Microsoft replace techniques infrastructure.
I first realized about this alteration because of Configuration Manager architect Bryan Dam who runs the damgoodadmin.com site. Microsoft blogged about the change late within the day on Could 23, a few days after Home windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 started rolling out.
These utilizing System Heart Configuration Supervisor or Home windows Server Replace Providers (WSUS) to patch their techniques have to make a one-time change to the settings round getting updates and patches for Home windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 or later, as Microsoft famous in its weblog put up at present.
Admins/customers have to manually configure the settings for 1903 in ConfigMan and WSUS, in accordance with Microsoft, due to work it is doing across the Unified Replace Platform (UUP). From Microsoft’s submit:
“With Home windows 10, model 1903, we’re introducing new product classes to allow future help for the Unified Replace Platform (UUP) for on-premises administration options, which gives improved supply applied sciences for Home windows updates. A configuration change is, due to this fact, required for environments working the most recent public launch of Configuration Supervisor, in addition to for environments utilizing WSUS (with out Configuration Supervisor) for updates. (Observe: UUP for on-premises administration options shouldn’t be but accessible. We could have future information concerning UUP, together with a public preview, at a later date.)”
Updates for Home windows 10 1903 and Home windows Server 1903 — and their future comply with-ons — are being launched underneath new model-particular product classes, as Dam defined in a Might 22 weblog put up. And people utilizing Configuration Supervisor or WSUS have to know this to allow them to manually change required settings.
The Home windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 characteristic updates had been each printed below the prevailing Home windows 10 product class. However beginning with the primary updates for these function updates, the product classes change to model-particular.