Update enables ESD decryption provision in WSUS in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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

This article describes an update to a feature that enables Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to natively decrypt Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Before you install this update, see the Prerequisites section.

Note You must install this update on any WSUS server that is intended to sync and distribute Windows 10 upgrades (and feature updates) that are released after May 1, 2016.

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.

Windows Update

This update is available on Windows Update. For more information about how to run Windows Update, see How to get an update through Windows Update.

Update detail information

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) installed.

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 can be installed on top or in place of KB 3148812.

More Information


We recommend that you install the latest monthly rollups for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 as it fixes some reliability issues that are related to KB 3159706. If you install the monthly rollups, the following steps as part of WSUS post installation tasks are required:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window, and then run the following command (case sensitive, assume "C" as the system volume):
    "C:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil.exe" postinstall /servicing 
  2. Restart the WSUS service.

    File Information


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

    References


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