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Windows Updates New GPO feature to schedule which week not working

Windows Update Question.

Windows 2012R2 Windows 2016 Windows 2019 Servers Windows 10 Desktops and Windows 8.1

VMware 6.7 U2 ESXI 6.7

I recently updated all my Domain Controller with this  Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 November 2019 Updates.msi

This gave me new admx and adml files

The new feature for Windows update is to select which week to install the updates on.

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As you can see I have the Forth week of the month "Enabled"
I have Configure automatic updating  4 - Auto download and schedule the install

Scheduled initial day is 5 Every Thursday  

Scheduled Time is 9:00 AM

With these settings my servers installed the updates yesterday which was Thursday.

But it was not the 4th Thursday in the Month.

I need the updates to only install on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Doing this so I will not have to reboot more than once a Month since MS send updates out multiple times a month now.  Patch Tuesday and patch Monthly now

Any ideas or suggestions

Thank you

Windows 10Windows OSWindows Server 2012WSUS

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Were your servers that updated server 2019?  Server 2019 uses the rules for Windows 10 1809.  I think that only windows 10 1909 and newer will support this option
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All the servers received the GPO options

I ran rsop.msc and review the settings.


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My windows 2019 Server and Windows 10 desktops still are holding the updates until 4th week.

not ready to upgrade servers

Only have one windows 8.1 VM all others are Windows 10

Was hoping this would work on the older OS  Windows 2016 is Windows 10  not sure why they update.

I have this file also  

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 ADMX.msi wondering if that would help the 2016 servers?
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My windows 2016 is version 1607 build 14393.3630
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I think David Johnson made a typo. Server 2016 is Windows 1607.

If you check the system requirements... Supported operating systems are Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 only. Nothing else. It means that the policy won't apply to other servers or computers.
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In the policy descriptive text, you may read "For version 1709 and above, there is an additional choice of limiting updating to a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly occurrence. If no schedule is specified, the default schedule for all installations will be every day at 3:00 AM. If any updates require a restart to complete the installation, Windows will restart the computer automatically."

That means, server 2016 is out (unless you run 2016 nano server CBB 1709 or higher), 2012 and earlier anyway.
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Thank you guys.

I went into a different direction.

Created a powershell script that I setup in task scheduler and I can schedule that when I need the updates applied

You need powershell version 5.o and above for this to work

install-module pswindowsupdate  

Anyone need more info let me know.

Thanks Tom
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