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Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades

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Updated March 22nd, 2017


This article describes an update for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Before you install this update Windows 10 machines will show up as Windows Vista machines. When you Browse to WSUS it shows the same results. The fix is to install a WSUS hotfix that updates features for Windows 10 in WSUS


  • Patch Manager


Scenariio 1:

  • This update enables Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012-based or a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server to sync and distribute feature upgrades for Windows 10. This update is not required to enable WSUS to sync and distribute servicing updates for Windows 10.
  • Important: This update must be installed before you sync the upgrades classification. If the update is not installed when the upgrades classification is enabled, WSUS will see the Windows 10 build 1511 feature upgrade even if it can’t properly download and deploy the associated packages. If you try to sync any upgrades without having first installed KB 3095113, you will populate the SUSDB with unusable data that must be cleared before upgrades can be properly distributed. This situation is recoverable but the process is nontrivial and can be avoided altogether if you make sure to install the update before enabling sync of upgrades. If you have encountered this issue, refer to the following article:


Apply HotFix on WSUS Server to resolve Issue.


Scenario 2: SPM and WSUS on two separate 2012 R2 machines WSUS console shows the Windows 10 Client machines correctly. However Patch manager shows as vista.

  1. There were no pending widows updates on WSUS server
  2. The above KB3095113 was missing in both Windows Server 2012R2  machines
  3. Verified any pending updates on Patch manager, there were 2 of them installed and rebooted
  4. Now Patch manager console showing correct OS version for windows 10 client machines



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