Thursday, 5 January 2017

Windows Server 2016 - Windows Update User Interface in Control Panel Bug always states "Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered connections"

We've been doing some testing of our Windows machine scan agent to document a Windows Server 2016's configuration and have been lead to some confusion with Windows Update.

In Windows Server 2016 the nice Windows Update settings user interface has been replaced by the dreadful "tablet" style interface and has lost the ability to configure the Windows Update mode.

For anyone using test systems you may intentionally wish to not update your system to ensure your software works on all patch levels.


So we looked at using sconfig to configure Windows update to manual.



However there is apparently a bug in the Windows Update user interface where it will always say
“Available updates will be downloaded and installed automatically, except over metered connections…”

This is a  bit of a worry but is a known bug in Windows Server 2016 that's apparently being addressed by Microsoft at the moment.











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