Microsoft Changes How Windows Updates Are Deployed

Microsoft Changes How Windows Updates Are Deployed

Most home users rely on Windows Update to get their operating system patches. However, inside large enterprises, IT Administrators use tools like System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Windows Server Updates Service (WSUS) to distribute patches to thousands of desktops and servers. As of the latest patches, released this month, Microsoft is requiring IT Administrators to make small changes to both systems to ensure updates are delivered as normal. If these changes are not made, systems will not be automatically patched going forward. While its a simple change for IT Administrators, it’s also a strange move for Microsoft.

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