Each new release brings new features, deeper management, and a new version number.
In essence, the upgrades affect the entire OS build – not the individual components that normal updates apply to.
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This update was aimed at organizations using its Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) management product.
WSUS is typically used by large organizations with careful patch management requirements.
Yes you can force a Windows client to download and install updates when you want.
ABC-Update is a freeware tool available from and it is designed to do just what you are asking.
Microsoft routinely releases security updates on the second Tuesday of each month (Patch Tuesday), but can provide them whenever a new update is urgently required to prevent a newly discovered or prevalent exploit targeting Windows users.Step 37: Well, the last step is to link the GPO to an OU. Any computer that doesn’t belong to a group will appear here.Right-click All Computers and select Add Computer Group…Enter the name of the group.The first major update, Windows 10 1511, will be released to WSUS within two weeks.Deploying this update gives you an easy and automated way to take existing Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 clients to this latest OS build.If this service is disabled, users of this computer will not be able to use Windows Update or its automatic updating feature, and programs will not be able to use the Windows Update Agent (WUA) API.