Windows 10: Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years?

Discus and support Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I know the security requirements and patching is important. I know running a few domains at once and patching workstations and servers are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/feldrim, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years?


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? 4BmPzCOuIhm2SipiLG80SCSJbZ4uF_pel4enxxrVrwM.jpg

    I know the security requirements and patching is important. I know running a few domains at once and patching workstations and servers are such a PITA. But there are tools that eases the process.

    At home, why can't I have a similar level of control on my computer? For example;

    1. With WSUS, you can add rules to automatically approve updates, eliminating the ones that you need to take care of manually.

    Adding a rule to WSUS

    1. With WSUS, you can select products and classifications. You should not get BIOS upgrades automatically and install directly. That may cause many issues. Also drivers for old hardware are an issue too. When OEMs EOL/EOS is just finished a few months ago, you know that newer driver will f*** your pc up. You would never want to see that one day you turn on your pc and it only recognizes the onboard display adapter. You may wait for the new upgrades, so that you can properly back up before applying it etc.



    Products tab



    Classifications tab

    1. With WSUS, you can get many details about the update package. For a power user, one can have all the information needed, so can they decide to skip or postpone. You might remember that printer driver causing BSODs. WSUS UI provides detailed information, including superseded updates. So one can postpone or hide the problematic update package until the superseding package is published.

    Update package details in WSUS

    The good thing is that these information is already on Windows update servers, while only IT Pro tools like SCCM or WSUS download and utilize the said information. It's nice to have the capability for power users, if not for all users. A default rule that cannot be disabled and including security/critical updates would fit the scheme well.

    I wonder if it's overengineering, but seems like a good idea.

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    :)
     
    /u/feldrim, Apr 25, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Apr 25, 2021
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  3. qubit Win User
    The WSUS support thread

    This thread is for all things WSUS (Windows Server Update Services). Discussion, installation questions, problems all go here.

    What is WSUS? It's basically a big file cache for all your Windows/Microsoft updates, so all your updates are only ever downloaded over the internet once. Instead of getting your updates directly from Microsoft whenever you reinstall your operating system, you point Windows to your local WSUS server instead. This makes downloading the multi-gigabytes of updates way faster using your internal network and also saves your internet bandwidth, which is often metered and limited.

    Note that it requires Windows Server to run. I recommend running the latest Server 2008 R2 for performance, stability and security, if you can. This is a 64-bit only OS. And yes, the server can update from it's own WSUS server too. *Cool Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? :cool:

    I've got links to a few resources below and I'll be adding more goodness to this post and the next one, as people make useful contributions to this thread.

    Some WSUS resources to get you started:

    The manual: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939796(WS.10).aspx

    WSUS home: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

    WSUS forum: Technet forums - WSUS

    WSUS wiki: www.wsuswiki.com


    POINTING WINDOWS TO THE WSUS SERVER

    Note that this procedure is all you have to do on Vista and 7. XP requires a little extra and the whole update process isn't as transparent or efficient.

    - Click the Orb at the bottom left of the desktop aka 'Start' button
    - In the search field enter GPEDIT.MSC
    - In the Local Group Policy Editor (LGPE) console that appears, navigate to: Computer configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update
    - Double click the Specify Intranet Microsoft update service location Group Policy setting. Note that Not Configured is showing in the State column


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? WSUSsetup01.png



    - The dialog box opens. Note that the Not Configured radio button is selected


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? WSUSsetup02.png



    - Enter the server details, by clicking the Enabled radio button and entering the same details in both Options fields. The server's name is the standard Windows name. My server is called afterburner *Smile Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? :)


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? WSUSsetup03.png



    - Click OK. The main LGPE window now looks like below. Note that Enabled is now showing in the State column.


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? WSUSsetup04.png


    - Close the LGPE window

    - Open the Windows Update window. It should now show You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator


    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years? WSUSsetup05.png


    Now, whenever you check for updates, Windows will access your WSUS server instead of looking over the internet to Microsoft's servers.
    If you want to change it back at an time, simply change the Group Policy setting back to Not Configured.
     
    qubit, Apr 25, 2021
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  4. AsRock Win User

    Why can't I get Windows Update controls on Windows 10 like WSUS has for many years?

    Windows 10 Update

    Well just noticed a pretty large one pop up coming in at 914MB, seems it makes some pretty serous updates.

    KB3172985
    Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4: July 12, 2016

    This security update includes improvements and fixes in the functionality of Windows 10 Version 1511 and Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 4. It also resolves the following vulnerabilities in Windows:

    • 3175677 MS16-094: Security update for secure boot: July 12, 2016
    • 3174060 MS16-093: Security update for Adobe Flash Player: July 12, 2016
    • 3171910 MS16-092: Security update for Windows Kernel: July 12, 2016
    • 3170048 MS16-091: Security update for .Net Framework: July 12, 2016
    • 3171481 MS16-090: Security update for Kernel Mode Drivers: July 12, 2016
    • 3170050 MS16-089: Security update for Windows secure kernel mode: July 12, 2016
    • 3170005 MS16-087: Security update for the Microsoft Print Spooler: July 12, 2016
    • 3169999 MS16-085: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: July 12, 2016
    • 3169991 MS16-084: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: July 12, 2016
     
    AsRock, Apr 25, 2021
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