Administrators managing Windows updates should be aware of a change that Microsoft has made since the May 201
I first heard about this change because Configuration Manager architect Bryan Dam runs the damgoodadmin.com website. Microsoft blogged about the change on late May 23, a few days after Windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 began launching.
Users using System Center Configuration Manager or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to patch their systems must change the settings for obtaining updates and patches for Windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 or later one-time, as specified by Microsoft in his blog entry today.
According to Microsoft, administrators / users must manually configure the 1903 settings in ConfigMan and WSUS because the Unified Update Platform (UUP) is used. From the article by Microsoft:
"With Windows 10, version 1903, we are introducing new product categories to enable future support for the Unified Update Platform (UUP) for local management solutions, which provides improved deployment technologies for Windows updates Configuration changes are therefore required for environments running the latest public version of Configuration Manager and for environments using WSUS (without Configuration Manager) for upgrades (Note: UUP for local management solutions is not yet available.) We will Do future news about UUP, including a public preview at a later date.) "
To deploy updates for Windows 10 1903 or Server 1903, Microsoft Post Notes are required. Administrators do not have to choose a new option each time a feature update is released for Windows 10, Server, and / or Configuration Manager. Microsoft employees said that as of the next release of Configuration Manager, they plan to automatically add this new Catory to synchronize software updates and existing autopilot rules.
Updates for Windows 10 1903 and Windows Server 1903 – and their future successors – are being released under new version-specific product categories, as stated in a May 22 blog post. Configuration Manager or WSUS users need to know this so they can manually change the required settings.
The feature updates for Windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 were both released under the existing Windows 10 product category. However, as of the first updates for these feature updates, the product categories become version-specific.
As Dam noted this week in his own blog post, operating system updates for the 1903 release may not be synced, applied, or deployed unless the technology you're using is changed manually this time. In some way, apply refresh filters Product category.
His advice: "Every ConfigMgr or WSUS administrator on the planet needs to manually enable these new categories when updating them," Dam said.
There is not much published information about UUP Here's a story from last year's Ignite conference on UUP, which says UUP should enable companies to use service technologies instead of "media-based" feature update technologies. "Last fall, Microsoft announced that UUP would be ready for the end of the year WSUS and ConfigMan customers will appear in public preview UUP is already the default for customers using Windows Update.