The Install Windows Update updates task allows you to install software updates provided by the Windows Update service on managed devices.
If you do not have the Vulnerability and Patch Management license, you cannot create new tasks of the Install Windows Update updates type. To install new updates, you can add them to an existing Install Windows Update updates task. We recommend that you use the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task instead of the Install Windows Update updates task. The Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task enables you to install multiple updates and fix multiple vulnerabilities automatically, according to the rules that you define. In addition, this task enables you to install updates from software vendors other than Microsoft.
A user interaction may be required when you update a third-party application or fix a vulnerability in a third-party application on a managed device. For example, the user may be prompted to close the third-party application if it's currently open.
To create the Install Windows Update updates task:
The Add Task Wizard starts. Proceed through the Wizard by using the Next button.
A task name cannot be more than 100 characters long and cannot include any special characters ("*<>?\:|).
The list of updates opens.
The task is created and displayed in the list of tasks.
The task is created and configured.