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        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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        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.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, WX 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

        • #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 at 1909 (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 at 1909 (3 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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        anonymous
        Guest

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

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