How to Auto Download Windows Update for Windows Server 2016

Goal:

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.

Problem:

To do this in Windows Server 2016 is not straight forward, I haven’t found a way to do it using the desktop UI.

Solution:

I have to do it via command line.

  1. Run a command line prompt as an admin.
  2. Type “sconfig”
  3. Type “5” to select “Windows Update Settings”
  4. Type “D” to select DownloadOnly

 

Reference:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mu/2016/10/25/__trashed/

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