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  • Hello,

    As we still have a lot of servers not migrated I have a question:

    Does WSUS Server 2018 support Windows Server 2016?

    Thanks,
    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    Thursday, January 31, 2019 7:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi Ray,

    We are moving all Windows Server 2016 to WSUS on Windows Server 2012 or SCCM 1810 WSUS on Windows Server 2016 so this should solve our issue ... :)

    Thanks
    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    • Marked as answer by Felyjos Monday, February 4, 2019 8:59 PM
    Monday, February 4, 2019 5:43 AM

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  • Hello Dom,
     
    There is no Server 2018. Do you mean server 2008?
     
    If yes, well, although support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been extended to 2020, it is highly recommended to upgrade Server to at least Server 2012 with the latest update installed. 
     
    You may still use WSUS 3.2 to deliver cumulative updates for Server 2016, but there is no guarantee that everything will work without any problems. So upgrade/migrate them as soon so possible.
     
    Hope my answer could help you and look forward to your feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    Friday, February 1, 2019 3:08 AM
  • As Ray said, yes, WSUS on Server 2008 will still continue to work with Server 2016 updates, but it's highly urged to migrate to a newer OS for WSUS. Here's my migration guide:

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-migrate-or-upgrade-wsus/


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Friday, February 1, 2019 3:17 AM
  • Hello Dom,
     
    There is no Server 2018. Do you mean server 2008?
     
    If yes, well, although support for Windows Server 2008 R2 has been extended to 2020, it is highly recommended to upgrade Server to at least Server 2012 with the latest update installed. 
     
    You may still use WSUS 3.2 to deliver cumulative updates for Server 2016, but there is no guarantee that everything will work without any problems. So upgrade/migrate them as soon so possible.
     
    Hope my answer could help you and look forward to your feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    Hi Ray,

    Yes it is 2008 ...

    But in WSUS console for all Windows Server 2016 I saw the operating system showing as Windows Server 2008 !!! and it says "not yet reported" for the last days!!! (2 days at least!) I have WSUS 3.2.

    I have a Windows 2012 which works fine and also a SCCM 1810-SUP-WSUS ...

    We are migrating slowly ...

    Thanks,

    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    Friday, February 1, 2019 3:12 PM
  • Hi Dom,

    Check if this could help you.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/5dex39/can_windows_2016_be_updated_using_wsus_30_sp2/

    Best Regards,

    Ray


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    Friday, February 1, 2019 3:30 PM
  • Hi Dom,
     
    Have your issue been solved? Or is there any update?
     
    Feel free to feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    Monday, February 4, 2019 1:32 AM
  • Hi Ray,

    We are moving all Windows Server 2016 to WSUS on Windows Server 2012 or SCCM 1810 WSUS on Windows Server 2016 so this should solve our issue ... :)

    Thanks
    Dom


    Security / System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch / SQL

    • Marked as answer by Felyjos Monday, February 4, 2019 8:59 PM
    Monday, February 4, 2019 5:43 AM