Microsoft Enables Automatic .NET Updates for Windows Server

Microsoft has announced that starting this month, monthly updates for .NET are finally available via Microsoft Update.

Obviously, if your Windows Server devices are configured to automatically receive updates, this means that absolutely no change is required on your side. All updates will be shipped automatically and you have nothing else to do.

Prior to this change, updates for the supported .NET versions were offered via WSUS and the Microsoft Update Catalog, but on the other hand, they weren’t listed as automatic updates.

Microsoft makes the change opt-in, so server admins need to manually enable this feature on their devices. The full instructions on how to do this are available in this announcement.

The opt-in system

Microsoft says it specifically enabled automatic updates for customers who don’t want to use a deployment management tool on t… (read more)

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