Can Windows 8.1 Be Deployed By Using WSUS?

Can Windows 8.1 Be Deployed By Using WSUS?

Q: Will I be able to push the Windows 8.1 upgrade to my organization by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)?

A. No. WSUS is a great capability to allow the deployment of patches to machines using an internal source instead of Microsoft update servers on the Internet; however, Windows 8.1 isn't a patch or service pack, but rather a new version of the OS.

This means it needs to be deployed by using normal OS deployment mechanisms, such as System Center Configuration Manager, or executed from a share (Volume Licensed),  or, for OEM/retail machines, via the Windows Store.

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