WSUS – Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Microsoft finally released its latest Windows 10 build 1903, now called May Update, last week, much delayed from its initial scheduled release in March after suffering a number of upgrade issues.

If you are in a corporate network where all updates are done through a WSUS server, here is what you need to do.

First of all, there is a new product category available in WSUS that you will need to check so the related updates can be downloaded.

Open WSUS administrator console, go to Options > Products and Classifications. And in the Products tab, check both Windows 10 and Windows 10, version 1903 and later options.

WSUS - Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

The reason behind this change, as Microsoft stated:

With Windows 10, version 1903, we are introducing new product categories to enable future support for the Unified Update Platform (UUP) for on-premises management solutions, which provides improved delivery technologies for Windows updates. A configuration change is, therefore, required for environments running the latest public release of Configuration Manager, as well as for environments using WSUS (without Configuration Manager) for updates.

But that’s not enough, you will also need to check the Upgrades category in Classifications tab if you haven’t done so.

WSUS - Upgrading to Windows 10 1903

Usually, only Feature Update to Windows 10 (consumer editions) version 1903 is what you probably need. So what we do next is to approve it only to the computers eligible for the upgrade.

Also, if you are wondering what’s the difference between a business edition and consumer edition, business editions apply to Volume License media installations while the consumer editions are the OEM/Retail version that usually comes with the new PC you bought from HP, Levono, or Dell.