Enable Windows Server 2022 Updates in WSUS

You can now enable Windows Server 2022 updates in WSUS Server and get the updates in the WSUS console. In this post I will show you the steps to get Windows Server 2022 updates in WSUS console.

If you are using WSUS to manage and deploy updates in your setup, you can enable the Windows Server 2022 updates. Once you get the server 2022 updates in WSUS console, you can deploy them to the servers. This step is a one time process and applies for every new product that is released by Microsoft.

If you have Configuration Manager (SCCM) running in your setup, you should enable the Windows Server 2022 updates under Software Update Point properties. I have published a separate post on how to enable Windows Server 2022 updates in SCCM.

Windows Server 2022 is the latest server operating system by Microsoft. It is built on Windows Server 2019 and comes with additional security features and enhancements.

You can download the Windows Server 2022 ISO from either MSDN or VLSC. A evaluation version of Windows Server 2022 should be also available in Microsoft Evaluation center.

If you have got servers running the Windows Server 2022 OS, you need to keep them patched by deploying the latest updates. Any new product that is released should be first enabled in WSUS manually.

Windows Server 2022 is a new product hence you must manually select it in WSUS and synchronize the updates. Only then you will find the Windows Server 2022 updates in WSUS console.

Enable Windows Server 2022 Updates in WSUS

Let’s look at the steps to enable Windows Server 2022 updates in WSUS console. On the server running the WSUS role, click Start and launch the WSUS console.

In the WSUS console, click Options and then select Products and Classifications. Now click the Products tab and under Windows, select or enable Microsoft Windows operating system 21H2. Click Apply and OK.

NoteWindows Server 2022 = Windows Server 21H2. So in the WSUS console, you will see Windows Server 21H2 instead of Server 2022. They both are same, the current version of Windows Server 2022 is 21H2.

Enable Windows Server 2022 Updates in WSUS
Enable Windows Server 2022 Updates in WSUS

After making the above changes, you can either wait for the scheduled synchronization or manually initiate the WSUS sync. To initiate the WSUS synchronization, in the WSUS console, right click Synchronizations and select Synchronize Now.

Wait for the synchronization to complete.

Synchronize Updates in WSUS
Synchronize Updates in WSUS

Once the WSUS sync is complete, let’s check if we see the Windows Server 2022 updates in the console. In the WSUS console, select All Updates. You must see a huge list of updates so use the serach function to look for Windows Server 2022 updates.

In the Search box, type 21H2 and click Find Now. That should list all the Windows Server 2022 updates.

You may be surprised to see only few updates for Windows Server 2022 are listed. Don’t worry, since Windows Server 2022 is very new, more updates will be released in coming months.

Windows Server 2022 Updates
Windows Server 2022 Updates