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I have introduced windows 8.1 pro into my network. I'm more concerned about WSUS and windows 8.1 pro more than anything.  

Are there any issues with 8.1 pro using WSUS running on windows 2008 R2?

any other issues that I should watch out for?
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Question by:Anthony H.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Win8 (and 8.1) will get its updates from WSUS just fine. But the scheduling settings are ignored. Win8 introduced a different maintenance model and those particular settings no longer apply.
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by:John Hurst
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I find on my Windows 8.1 Pro machine that "Desktop" applications (Windows, IE Desktop) get done through the regular updates.

Metro Updates happen automatically and I have not seen any way in the Desktop to stop this from happening.

Flash is embedded in Windows 8 and happens via Windows Updates. This was not so in Windows 7 and earlier. Shockwave, Air and Java all have to be done by traditional means.

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Anthony H.
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Schedule settings changed? How are updates handled?
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Like I said, they are now handles as part of a nightly maintenance routine. The Windows team wrote a whole blog post on the change.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/wsus/archive/2013/06/11/wsus-blog-managing-updates-with-deadlines-in-an-era-of-automatic-maintenance.aspx
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by:John Hurst
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As I noted, ordinary updates can be handled by regular automatic updates in the normal manner (or by WSUS).

On my machine, Metro updates happen by themselves.

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by:Gajendra Rathod
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Please apply latest update of WSUS server to support update on windows 2012 and windows 8 computers.
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by:McKnife
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To sum it up and confirm once more: 2008 R2 WSUS works and provides updates for win8/8.1 (+server 2012 family) after applying updates to itself. But, as Cliff Galiher pointed out, if you had configured scheduled installs (that means, you force clients to install updates on a schedule), windows 8/8.1 is a problem as it won't care for the scheduled installation settings and automatic reboot setting (in order for updates to take effect) unless you set a deadline for those updates at your wsus.
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by:Anthony H.
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McKnife:  so windows 8 decided WHEN to install and reboot by itself?  My users started b*ing when windows 7 would restart automatically in the middle of the day as they would lose work and time waiting for the updates to apply.
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by:John Hurst
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Windows 8 / 8.1 will tell you that it has done updates and will restart within 2 days. So users can defer and then shutdown at the end of the day.

With Windows 7, for standard users, updates occur at shutdown, not in the middle of the day (at least not for my users). Windows 8.1 Pro will work the same way for standard users.

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by:Anthony H.
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I'm assuming there is a policy to automatically restart systems at night once a week?
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>  windows 8 decided WHEN to install and reboot by itself?
No. I recommend to re-read the article that was linked by Cliff Galiher.
> I'm assuming there is a policy to automatically restart systems at night once a week?
Again no.
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by:John Hurst
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@TotalTech2020 - Thanks and I was happy to help.

... Thinkpads_User
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