Windows 10 to let admins control how optional updates are deployed

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Windows 10

Microsoft appear a new action that allows admins to ascendancy how alternative updates are deployed on Windows 10 action endpoints on their networks.

The action will be accessible afterwards installing the November alternative update, and it can be configured as a Group Policy Object (GPO) or a Configuration Service Provider (CSP) action to accept how account examination updates will be delivered to users above the absolute alignment via Windows Update for Business.

"With the accessible November 2023 alternative update, you will be able to automatically arrange alternative Windows updates or accredit users in your alignment to get them aloof like on Windows 11," Microsoft said.

"Configure this action as a Group Policy Object (GPO) or as a Configuration Service Provider (CSP) action and accept the types of alternative updates that clothing your authoritative goals.

On Windows 10 accessories area the new action will be configured, users will accept the advantage to accept to:

  • Automatically get the latest alternative updates by selecting "Automatically accept alternative updates (including CFRs)."
  • Only get the latest alternative accumulative updates automatically if "Automatically accept alternative updates" is selected.
  • Select what alternative updates to get by visiting Settings > Windows Update › Advanced options > Optional updates afterwards selecting "Users can baddest which alternative updates to receive."

Microsoft Program Manager Anton Fontanov said that all configured affection amend cessation settings will be admired behindhand of the advantage called afterwards configuring the 'Enable alternative updates' policy.

'Enable alternative updates' policy'Enable alternative updates' action (Microsoft)

​You can acquisition the action under:

  • Group Policy: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update\Windows Update for Business\Enable alternative updates
  • Configuration Service Provider (CSP) Policy: /Policy/Config/Update/AllowOptionalContent

Besides selecting the blazon of alternative non-security updates to get, Windows 10 users will additionally accept the advantage to toggle on "Get the latest updates as anon as they're available" to get all the latest updates (this will crave a arrangement restart).

"Users that opt to do annihilation will eventually accept the fixes and appearance in the alternative updates as allotment of the afterward aegis or affection update," Fontanov said.

"No amount which advantage they choose, be assured that your users' accessories will abide to get approved aegis updates per your configured policies."

Since August, Windows 11 admins can additionally control how alternative updates are actuality deployed on action accessories on accessories managed with Windows Update for Business or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).