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Installing Microsoft feature upgrades

Patch Manager enables you to approve, download and install Microsoft Windows feature upgrades to Windows devices. Feature upgrades are available for approval on devices that have discovered the update through the Windows Update Agent.

There may sometimes be delays between approval and installation of an update due to phased roll-outs of the updates by Microsoft.

When a Feature Upgrade becomes available, SolarWinds MSP will test the update to ensure our installation parameters are correct. This means that while feature upgrades are available immediately for approval for Windows devices, they will fail to install until we add the updated installation parameters. Once SolarWinds MSP determines the update is ready for deployment, it is updated to the SIS server for the probe to download for installation on devices.

If you want to request a Beta of the feature update, contact Technical Support. The devices used for the Beta must have already detected the update.

Supported versions

Supported Microsoft upgrades include:

  • 1703 (Creators Update)
  • 1709 (Fall Creators Update)
  • 1803 (April 2018 Update)

For more information on Windows 10 Feature Upgrades, including end-of-service, see the Windows life-cycle fact sheet.