Monday, April 15, 2019

Windows Update - Defer feature updates and Delivery Optimization


You do not want Windows Machines in your AD environment to update automatically on Patch Tuesday 


  1. Create a new group Policy 
  2. Set Windows Components>Windows Update>Defer Windows Updates>Select when Feature Updates are received to: enabled
    1. Set Branch Readiness level to: Current Branch for Business (this feature is being deprecated soon, but it won't hurt to have it on)
    2. Set After a feature update is released, defer receiving it for this many days to: 30
  3. Set Windows Components>Delivery Optimization>Download Mode to: Enabled
    1. Set Download Mode to: Group 2 (Group 2 only allows the P2P sharing of an update on devices in the same Active Directory Site)