Updating windows server 2016 to r2
This step can also take 10 – 15 minutes to finish Configuring WSUS Server Step 1: Open your server manager dashboard, Click Tools -Congratulations on deploying WSUS server on your network.
While IT pros were able to upgrade an environment with zero downtime, the downside was that extra hardware needed to be utilized or purchased.If you see more than one edition in the right column, upgrading to either edition from the same starting version is supported.Even in supported upgrade paths from previous retail versions to Windows Server 2016, certain server roles that are already installed might require additional preparation or actions for the role to continue functioning after the upgrade.For releases of Windows Server 2016 prior to 14393.0.161119-1705.RS1_REFRESH, you can only perform conversion from evaluation to retail with Windows Server 2016 that has been installed by using the Desktop Experience option (not the Server Core option). RS1_REFRESH and later releases, you can convert evaluation editions to retail regardless of the installation option used.The WSUS then distributes those updates to client computers.
In this way, each client computer does not have to download updates directly from Microsoft on internet therefore, reducing bandwidth and traffic on the network.
so If you still have Windows Server 2012 R2 hosts in your environment, and you plan to move virtual machines around, then keep the configuration version at level 5.0 (for WS 2012 R2 support).
Windows Server Update Services server (WSUS) is a central repository on your network which downloads and maintain latest updates from Microsoft update server.
Depending on what you are running now, you have lots of options to get there.
If you want to move to a newer version of Windows Server on the same hardware, one way that always works is a clean installation, where you just install the newer operating system directly over the old one on the same hardware, thus deleting the previous operating system.
Part 1 of this blog post series is about basic Windows Server 2016 TP5 installation, which is downloaded through the Tech Net Evaluation Center.