Administrators who manage Windows updates should know about a change that Microsoft has made to how patches are handled starting with the May 2019/1903 update. The switch has to connect to work Microsoft makes it the basis of Microsoft's update systems infrastructure.
I first learned about this change thanks to architect Configuration Manager, Bryan Dam, who ran the damgoodadmin.com site. Microsoft has blogged about the late change of the day on May 23, a few days after Windows 10 1903 and the 1903 Administrator began its introduction.
You need to use those System Configuration System Services or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to patch their systems making a one-time switch to the settings around getting updates and patches for Windows 10 1903 and 1903 Server or later, as Microsoft noted in his mail blog today.
Admins / users need to configure the settings manually for 1903 in ConfigMan and WSUS, according to Microsoft, because of the work it is doing around the United Update Platform (UUP). From Microsoft Office: t
"With Windows 10, the 1903 version, we are introducing new product categories to enable future support for the United Update Platform (UUP) for on-site management solutions, providing better delivery technologies for Windows updates for environments that run the latest public release of Configuration Manager, as well as for environments using WSUS (without Configuration Manager) for updates. (Note: UUP solutions for control on the site available again public forecast, later. ”
To use updates to Windows 10 1903 or Server 1903, you need a 1902 or later Configuration Manager, you need Microsoft post notes. Admins will not have to select a new option each time a feature update is released for Windows 10, Administrator and / or Configuration Manager; Microsoft officials said they planned to add this new catory automatically to software synchronization update and existing automatic usage rules as the next version of the Configuration Manager.
Updates for Windows 10 1903 and Windows Server 1903 – and their future sequences – are released under new product categories specific to version, as Dam explained in May's blog post 22 And the ones that use Configuration or WSUS Manager need to know this so they can change the required settings manually.
Windows 10 1903 and Server 1903 feature updates were published in the current Windows 10 product category. But starting with the first updates for these feature updates, the product categories are changing to those that are specific to the version.
As the Dam noted in its own blog this week, if admins don't make these changes manually this time, "the OS updates for the 1903 versions may not be synchronized / applied / used / anyway if the technology you use to apply updates according to the product category in any way. "
His advice: "All ConfigMgr or WSUS administrator on the planet will need these new categories manually if they plan to use updates for them," Dam said.
There is little published information that we can get about UUP. But this is one story from last year's Ignite conference about UUP, which said that UUP was meant to enable companies to use services rather than "media-based" technologies for feature updates. From last Ignite collapse, Microsoft said that UUP would be in a public forecast for WSUS customers and ConfigMan before the end of the year. UUP is already by default for customers using Windows Update, says the story.