Updating windows 2016 core

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ISO, or forcing the installer into the WSUS catalog. After years of feedback, starting with Windows 10, and then with subsequently released Windows Server 2016, Microsoft changed the update process. ISO in WS2016, and that’s because it’s not used anymore.

Instead, Microsoft is updating the Hyper-V integration components in the guest OS via Windows Update.

In that post, I explained the role of the integration components; these are a set of drivers/services that enlighten the guest OS, enabling it to avail of the underlying services and performance that the hypervisor makes available to it.

The process of deploying updated integration services into a Windows guest after general availability was tiresome.

In the new window that opens click the Check for Updates menu then hit Download updates.

A list of them available for the server will be presented after a few minutes.

Patching the core edition of Windows server can be done in multiple ways, and the most popular one is using the built-in server configuration menu.

By typing sconfig in the command prompt it will open the menu where you can do a lot of server configurations.

This process allowed you to update all of your machines at once (or in batches), with the obligatory reboot.The first requirement is that the guest OS in your virtual machines must have access to Windows Update in some way, such as direct access, WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager.The second requirement is dependent on the guest OS that you are running on WS2016 (or Windows 10).Check the one(s) you want to install and click the Install Updates button.After installation you are asked to reboot the server. After reboot the server will be fully patched containing all the security and critical updates.

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