Windows Server 2019 Updates



  • I'm create a template VM for Server 2019 (one with and one without the GUI). I'm curious to see if any of you have seen the following behaviors.

    Non-GUI

    1. Use sconfig to download and install updates.
    2. Choose All updates, download, and install.
    3. After notification the updates were installed (appears about 5 seconds after choosing to install), you're prompted to reboot.
    4. After reboot, check for updates again to find the same updates still listed, repeat from step 2 endlessly.

    GUI
    Updates stay forever at "pending dowload"

    GUI and using sconfig
    Same behavior as using sconfig in the non-GUI environment.



  • @EddieJennings said in Windows Server 2019 Updates:

    I'm create a template VM for Server 2019 (one with and one without the GUI). I'm curious to see if any of you have seen the following behaviors.

    Non-GUI

    1. Use sconfig to download and install updates.
    2. Choose All updates, download, and install.
    3. After notification the updates were installed (appears about 5 seconds after choosing to install), you're prompted to reboot.
    4. After reboot, check for updates again to find the same updates still listed, repeat from step 2 endlessly.

    GUI
    Updates stay forever at "pending dowload"

    GUI and using sconfig
    Same behavior as using sconfig in the non-GUI environment.

    I didn't have that issue and I just setup a couple yesterday (GUI).



  • We've got several 2019 in production and none have done that yet.



  • Just for fun I spun up some Server 2019 VMs on my actual workstation, and didn't experience it again. So perhaps there's just something screwy with those installs.



  • Hmm. Must've been a fluke. Attempt 2 with making the templates has Windows Update behaving properly.



  • @EddieJennings said in Windows Server 2019 Updates:

    I'm create a template VM for Server 2019 (one with and one without the GUI). I'm curious to see if any of you have seen the following behaviors.

    Non-GUI

    1. Use sconfig to download and install updates.
    2. Choose All updates, download, and install.
    3. After notification the updates were installed (appears about 5 seconds after choosing to install), you're prompted to reboot.
    4. After reboot, check for updates again to find the same updates still listed, repeat from step 2 endlessly.

    GUI
    Updates stay forever at "pending dowload"

    GUI and using sconfig
    Same behavior as using sconfig in the non-GUI environment.

    Nope, you got something weird going on.