Microsoft offers a variety of update cadences for Windows 10, and with automatic updates, IT departments may think they have less control than ever.
IT must get familiar with the Windows-as-a-service channels before managing OS updates. Even then, administrators may run into Windows 10 updates problems. For instance, an update could consume too much network bandwidth or it could fail to install altogether.
Fortunately, there are some best practices for managing the OS, and with the right tools in hand, IT can solve any Windows 10 updates problems that come its way. Microsoft has a number of utilities built into the OS, as well.
Get to know the potential Windows 10 updates problems IT could run into and find resources on how to solve them.
1How updates work-
Understand the Windows 10 update process
The first step to managing Windows 10 updates problems is knowing how OS updates work in the first place. Windows 10 comes with feature and security updates and IT pros can subscribe to different servicing channels to maintain some control over how and when they will get those updates. Some organizations may want to turn off automatic updates altogether. In this section, learn what the update options are, how to manage them and which settings IT can tweak.
2Troubleshooting time -
Solve Windows 10 update problems
Once IT pros understand the Windows servicing channels and have some settings in place to manage the updates, they will inevitably come across some challenges. Not every update is the same as the last, so organizations can run into Windows 10 updates problems at any time. With these best practices and a few helpful utilities built into Windows, admins can overcome the most irritating issues.
3Test your knowledge -
What are the Windows 10 update options?
Show off your skills when it comes to Windows 10 updates with this quiz. Questions dig into the update channels, utilities for update management and more.Take This Quiz
4Windows alphabet soup -
Terms to know
Windows terminology can get confusing, especially because Microsoft has changed some branding and renamed its update branches to servicing channels. Keep these terms in mind when implementing a Windows update plan.