Of course you should patch your Windows Server installations in a timely manner, however you choose to do it.We have a WSUS server running on Windows Server 2016.It shows 0 updates needed, all updates show "installed or not applicable".These are fresh server installs, they have just been installed straight from a disk image created November of last year.WSUS detects that the server exists but that is about it.
Deploy and Upgrade Active Directory Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2, Deploying a Window Sever 2016 Domain Controller to an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain, Upgrading to Active Directory Server 2016 from Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory to Window Server 2016 Active Directory, Windows Server Installation and Upgrade This post will show how to deploy a Window Server 2016 Active Directory to an existing Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain and upgrade to Windows Server 2016 Active Directory.Incidentally, I tried to install Exchange 2016 on Server 2016 without a GUI but it appears not to be supported. Returning to the subject of updates, Brendan Power at Microsoft popped up on Reddit to say that this is a bug in in the settings: The "Available updates will be downloaded…" text in the UI is a bug that doesn’t represent the actual automatic update settings. That said, Windows Server 2016 is meant to follow the Long Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) model rather than the “Windows as a service” approach in Windows 10, unless you run Nano Server, according to this post.To verify the actual server settings, you can open the command prompt and run sconfig.cmd; in the menu, you should see option 5 set to Manual. So compulsory update to retain a supported configuration does not apply here.It is definitely a WSUS server problem; if I go into the registry and change it back to Microsofts server it finds updates. Uncheck "Upgrades" from the Classifications for your site servers software update point configurations.Does anyone have any idea what might be causing the problem and how to fix it? Other suggestion was to do the command line "c:\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\” “postinstall /servicing” But I haven't gone back through that process yet as I'm waiting for more explanation from MS.