Basics of Windows Dynamic Update Explained Update Management

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Windows Dynamic Update

This is the key take away from Windows Dynamic Update. I was not close to this topic until this point of time. The session from Steve DiAcetis was very useful to understand the basics of Windows 10 Dynamic Update.

Introduction

  • What is A Windows 10 Dynamic Update?
    • How does it work?
    • Where is content acquired from?
    • How to Patch Windows OS Image?

Get updates, drivers and optional Features – This is Windows 10 dynamic updates screen for the folks who are wondering what is Windows Dynamic Update (DU).

Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update

Quick Tips Dynamic Updates

  • Windows 10 Dynamic update is not there in source media (Windows 10 ISO)
  • It makes easier to complete Windows 10 setup
  • Reduce the need to apply patches to recently installed systems
  • Ensure that Features on Demand & Language pack successfully migrated during Windows 10 upgrades (1903 to 1909 for example)
  • Dynamic Update is Applicable for? ONLY when you launch SETUP.EXE from Windows 10 OS.
  • Media based feature updates and clean installs
  • Pre-UUP WSUS based updates (Unified Update platform-UUP)
Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update

Components Get Updated with Dynamic Updates

  • Dynamic Update will deliver the new version of Setup.exe (just in time fixes for setup program)
  • Download updates for the OS your are moving to…
  • Updates for WinPE
  • Updates for WinRE
  • Updates Windows Servicing Componenets
  • Driver Updates
  • Latest Quality Update (LCU)

Acquisition of Supplemental media content
Features on Demand (FOD)
Language support (i.e Language packs or LPs)

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Windows 10 Dynamic Update won’t Perform?

Dynamics is NOT
Out of Box Experience Day Package (OOBE ZDP)
Device Setup Manger (DSM)

Windows 10 Dynamic Update is NOT available
WinPE
PXE BOOT

How Windows 10 Dynamic Update Works

Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update
  • Setup Dynamic Updates Package:
  • Safe OS Dynamic Updates Package :.
  • Servicing Stack Updates (SSU):Updates to the Update Engine at the lowest level of OS
  • Latest Cumulative Update:
  • Driver Updates:
  • Feature on Demand & Language Packs

Download Windows Dynamic Update?

Windows Dynamic Update is enabled?

  • Automatically acquired from Windows Update. It won’t update entire content of Windows 10 OS from Internet.
  • With UUP on-prem (private preview) automatically get the Windows 10 Dynamic updates from SCCM or WSUS
  • Manually can be acquired from Microsoft Update Catalog

Enable/Disable Windows Dynamic Update?

Setup Command Line Parameter
Setup /Auto Upgrade /Dynamic Update Disable

Setup Configuration File
[SetupConfig]
auto=upgrade
DynamicUpdate=Disable

Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update

Manually Download Windows 10 Dynamic Update

You can download all the following Windows 10 Dynamic Update from Microsoft update catalog https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx.

  • Setup DU
  • Safe OS DU
  • SSU DU
  • LCU

NOTE! – You have to download Language Pack and Features on Demand content (separate ISO) from volume licensing site.

Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update

Windows Dynamic Update Flow

Windows 10 Dynamic Update
Windows 10 Dynamic Update

Ignite Session

Demystifying Windows 10 Dynamic Update – https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/81662?

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