Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials More

This article describes an update for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012. Before you install this update, check the Prerequisites section.

About this update


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:This update also fixes an issue in which Windows 10-based computers are displayed as "Windows Vista" on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

How to get this update


Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is provided as a Recommended update on Windows Update. For more information on how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2012Download Download the package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

To apply this update in Windows Server 2012 R2, you must have April 2014 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (2919355).

Registry information

To apply this update, you don't have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information


This update will not be shipped for Windows Server 2008 R2 or earlier platforms. See Important update for WSUS 4.0 (KB 3095113) for more information. 

Administrators of WSUS 3.0 SP2 (including SBS 2011) and unpatched WSUS 4.0 will be able to deploy Windows 10 updates, but not feature upgrades.

References


Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

File Information


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables.