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      • #2355780
        Susan Bradley

        Over on Computerworld I have an article about how Windows Update for Business isn’t just for business. I use it all the time on my standalone machines
        [See the full post at: Windows Update for Business isn’t just]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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      • #2355837
        AskWoody Lounger

        From the twitter thread:
        “If you have been managing PCs since Win. 7 and are now moving to “The Cloud” / “Co-management”, please remove (or thoroughly inventory) every GPO you have ever set on the devices you manage. Or at least the Windows Update ones.”

        That seems like very important sentece 😎

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

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

      • #2355854
        AskWoody MVP

        She’s the Microsoft Product manager for Windows Update for Business.

        And ??..She’s not the only one behind the times.
        These functions have been available for years in GP (W10 Pro or higher)

      • #2355856
        AskWoody Plus

        I just skimmed through the article.  I think that there is a mistake in the assertion that the group policy to delay quality updates for up to 30 days is available in the GUI.  AFAIK, that option was removed from the Settings app in recent versions of Windows 10.

        • #2355871

          Actually, v1909 was the last to have the Quality and Feature deferral pulldowns in the GUI.
          Microsoft said it confused Users, so they removed them..

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          • #2355900
            AskWoody Lounger

            Yes. Giving users greater control is confusing indeed. I love the MS doublespeak.


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          • #2355945
            AskWoody MVP

            It is easy for those of us on this site who are IT Pros or Tech Enthusiasts to remember that the vast majority of Windows Users are neither. We, on the other hand, have grown used to digging into Windows to make it work the way we want. They just want to use their systems without problems. They don’t care about the difference between a Quality update and a Feature update. They don’t want to have to figure out different deferrals and other ways to avoid updates. They don’t want to have to call their support person (i.e. me or some friend or other family member) to figure out how to update or not.

            Microsoft is trying to make it easiest on most people while still giving those who are inclined the mechanism to tinker.


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      • #2355984

        Look into using Windows Automatic Updates Manager, Windows Update MiniTool, or Windows Update Manager.

        [Moderator edit] changed WuMgr link to point to the author’s page


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