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Patch Management / Patch Tuesday / Windows Server

Microsoft Makes Patching Windows Server 2016 Predictable

In an effort to streamline updates for Windows Server 2016, Microsoft is making changes to align the server operating system with the client operating system (Windows 10).

In a blog post announcement, the following changes are coming for Windows Server 2016 updating…

  • All updates released over a given month will be rolled up in a single package (cumulative update)
  • Windows Server 2016 will joining Patch Tuesday with a cumulative update that includes new security and quality fixes
  • The 3rd week of the month a non-security / quality update will be released
  • Automatic Updates (AU) is enabled by default on Windows Server 2016 and configured to: Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them


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