Microsoft bundles updates for a better error free process

Claudiu Andone
by Claudiu Andone
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  • Administrators need to be careful when installing CU updates matching the SSU updates. 
  • Microsoft simplifies the update process by bundling SSU and CU updates in a servicing stack.
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Microsoft Stacking Updates make a error free process

Presently, if you try to update Windows 10 manually or by using the Configuration Manager or WSUS, you might run into some trouble.

That’s because the common rule is that you need to run Service Stack Updates (SSU) and only then run the Cumulative Updates (CU). And not only that but you need to match the correct SSU with the corresponding CU.

Microsoft is always on the move to simplify the updates process but this time they might have something really good by bundling the SSU and CU together in a single package.

How is Microsoft managing the new update package?

According to a Microsoft Tech Community post, starting this month, you won’t have this kind of update problem but that will only work for Windows 10 version 2004 and the Service Stack Update for September 2020, or later.

The Cumulative Updates will include the correct Service Stack and will also be available in WSUS and Microsoft Catalog:

Our upcoming changes will ensure that the SSU and LCU are provided together under a single payload to both Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Microsoft Catalog.

The new bundles will be called Servicing Stack so you can look for them easily in the Microsoft Catalog.

Of course, this move will be highly beneficial to administrators since they won’t need to look for CU and SSU compatibility or any other data about them.

However, larger packages can also turn into more possible issues. Also, this system eliminates the possibility of holding off the Cumulative Updates for later.

In the meantime, make sure you update your Windows 10 to the latest version at least for security purposes if not others.

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