Microsoft will activate its Unified Update Platform (UUP) for on-premises Windows 11 client updaters next month. Windows 11 version 22H2 customers managed by WSUS or Configuration Manager will receive this update.
Microsoft Will Activate Windows 11 Cumulative Updates On-Premises UUP Next Month
Microsoft promises “similar to what you’ve seen in the past” downloads for UUP on-premises distribution points. The UUP on-premises update will benefit organizations with up to 30% smaller client downloads for quality updates, cumulative update integration with feature updates, seamless retention of installed language packs and optional features (FOD) during feature updates, reduced client downloads for feature updates, automatic OS healing during the update process, and end-user acquisition of language packs and FOD.
The March 28 upgrade will need a 10GB server distribution point download. Microsoft’s 10GB “foundation” upgrade may only affect enterprises once, and UUP on-premises distribution points will be the premier source of quality upgrades. To reap the benefits of UUP, Windows client updaters should prepare on-premises.
Organizations using Windows 11 version 22H2 clients controlled by WSUS or Configuration Manager can use the UUP on-premises upgrade. The March 28 upgrade will download 10GB to server distribution points. However, UUP on-premises offers fewer client downloads, cumulative update integration with feature updates, seamless retention of installed language packs and optional features, decreased client downloads for feature upgrades, automated OS healing, and end-user acquisition of language packs and FOD.