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    • #1875498 Reply

      Susan Bradley
      AskWoody MVP

      From the Windows update twitter account comes this reminder: Customers on Windows 10, version 1809 using Windows Update for Business set to Semi-Annua
      [See the full post at: Patch Lady – watch those deferrals]

      Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #1875540 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      As I understand it, “Windows Update for Business” has nothing to do with anything.

      If I read this correctly (with my jet-lagged brain in tow), this says that if you’re running Win10 1809 Pro, have “Choose when updates are installed” set to Semi-Annual Channel, and have Feature update deferral set to 0, you’re going to start getting pushed to 1903 next week.

      Wonder if it’ll be the kinder, gentler “Download and install now” kind of push – or just a traditional under the bus job….

      Or am I reading the tea leaves incorrectly?

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    • #1875645 Reply

      doriel
      AskWoody Lounger

      I went through that article, and I feel confused. I think, that bussiness is the one, who will experience new way of updating.

      Unless you were using Windows Update for Business, the SAC and SAC-T designations had no impact on when your devices would be updated.

      and

      To restate what I said above, unless you are using Windows Update for Business, the changes discussed below have no impact on when your devices get updated.

      So, they are going to remove SAC-T.

      But for those, who were SAC-T, they will add extra 60 days defer (which you wont see in windows setting)

      we would append a 60-day delay to that configured 30-day deferral–meaning that the device would be upgraded 90 days (60+30) after version 1903 is released.

      Which should result in “simulating the SAC-T after removal

      But nevertheless SAC-T officially still remains somwhere 🙂

      The SAC-T channel will continue to be an option for Office 365 ProPlus customers.

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      --- Thomas A. Edison

      • #1875653 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        I’m not sure, but I still don’t see what “Windows Update for Business” has to do with it.

        Either you have the settings (either through the Advanced Options pane, or through Group Policy) or you don’t. SAC-T and SAC are no longer defined, although they still appear in the interfaces. The SAC setting supposedly increases the “feature” deferral by 60 days. That’s it.

        I don’t see any “Windows Update for Business” component to it.

        But I may be missing something.

    • #1875726 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      “Group Policy” settings were never mentioned in the post (at least I didn’t see it mentioned) so my fear is that they may do away with the Feature deferral in GP.

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

      • #1875746 Reply

        Susan Bradley
        AskWoody MVP

        They would have too many enterprises screaming [blue] murder.  I don’t read that.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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    • #1875863 Reply

      EP
      AskWoody_MVP

      woody and Susan

      these articles from ZDNet just came out today:

      https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-starting-to-auto-update-windows-10-home-pro-users-on-1803-or-older-to-1903/

      https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-has-microsoft-cleaned-up-its-update-mess/

      the 2nd ZDnet article by Ed Bott is a very good read

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    • #1875887 Reply

      CADesertRat
      AskWoody Plus

      Hopefully my Group Policy settings will stop 1903 for some time yet. Currently 1809 17763.592.

      WU-settings

       

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      4 Win 10 Pro currently 1809 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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      anonymous

      What about people with Windows 10 1809 home? When do they get forced to update to 1903?

      • #1876126 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        It should be offered anytime now but not forced until next year.

        Knuckle dragger Cannon fodder Chump Daft glutton Idiot Crazy/Ignorant Toxic drinker Blockhead Unwashed mass Seeker/Sucker "Ancient/Obsolete" (Group ASAP) Win10 v.1903

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