I like to configure my servers to download windows update automatically ahead of time.
When I can choose to manually install them later, I can install them right away without waiting for the download.
To do this in Windows Server 2016 is not straight forward, I haven’t found a way to do it using the desktop UI.
I have to do it via command line.
- Run a command line prompt as an admin.
- Type “sconfig”
- Type “5” to select “Windows Update Settings”
- Type “D” to select DownloadOnly