Windows Update Management

You can use OS Management Hub to manage Windows updates by managing instances or groups and scheduling update jobs.

Instance Management Tasks


If you have enabled active hours on your Windows instances, don't schedule updates during active hours. OS Management Hub doesn't install updates that are scheduled during active hours.

Update Types Available for Windows Instances

The following table shows how Windows update types correspond with the OS Management Hub update types.

Windows Update OS Management Hub Category Description
Critical Bug A broadly released fix for a specific problem addressing a critical, non-security related bug.
Definition Security A broadly-released and frequent software update containing additions to a product's definition database. Definition databases are often used to detect objects with specific attributes, such as malicious code, phishing Web sites, or junk e-mail.
Drivers Bug A software component necessary to control or regulate another device.
Feature Packs Enhancement New product functionality that is first distributed outside the context of a product release, and usually included in the next full product release.
Security Security A broadly released fix for a product-specific security-related vulnerability. Security vulnerabilities are rated based on their severity which is indicated in the Microsoft® security bulletin as critical, important, moderate, or low.
Service Packs Other A tested, cumulative set of all hotfixes, security updates, critical updates and updates, as well as additional fixes for problems found internally since the release of the product. Service packs may also contain a limited number of customer-requested design changes or features.
Tools Enhancement A utility or feature that aids in accomplishing a task or set of tasks.
Update Rollups Other A tested, cumulative set of hotfixes, security updates, critical updates, and updates packaged together for easy deployment. A rollup generally targets a specific area, such as security, or a component of a product, such as Internet Information Services "IIS".
Updates Bug A broadly released fix for a specific problem addressing a noncritical, non-security-related bug.
Microsoft Other Microsoft related applications that need updates.