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Windows Server core Windows update

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Makaveli, May 29, 2015.

  1. Makaveli

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    I want to run Windows update on a Server core instance however I cant see an option to manually select the updates I want to install using the sconfig menu. The only options I can see are to automatically install all updates or manually install all updates, am I correct in thinking there is no option to pick and choose individual updates as you can in a full GUI version of Windows Server instance?
     
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    Looking on this page http://blog.zwiegnet.com/windows-server/install-windows-updates-on-server-2012-core/

    if you select to check for all updates it then shows a list of available updates and you can then select the ones you want to install or install them all
     
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  4. Makaveli

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    Thanks mojorisin for the link.

    jk2447 have you installed updates like this before?
     
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    Not in work but I have done it in my lab at home, where you tell core to "search for all" but then on the next option "select individual patches". The last server team I worked on used something called HP Server Automation to patch.
     
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  6. Makaveli

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    I only want to deploy those updates that have a status of "critical updates" and "security updates" do you know if there is a quick way to select those after the search displays all the available updates?
     
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    Sorry I haven't played with Core for a while but I have to ask, how many servers are you talking about here? Would it not make sense to perhaps look at implementing WSUS for easier Patch Management?
     
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    I need to run these updates on 3 specific servers in a remote location, I will be suggesting WSUS as the long term solution as we use WSUS for patching in the non-remote sites.
     

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