Microsoft added a new patch deployment strategy since Windows 10 1703.

Every month they release a cumulative security update and a couple of days later they offer the same + non-security updates as an "Pilot release". Sometimes they even release two of those non-security updates.

For computers turned off for 2-4 weeks, in worst case now all three cumulative updates (1 security, 2 non-security) will be applicable and installed.

This leads to many reboots and the user experience gets harmed a lot.

Because we have a two-week release cycle active, we need this option but therefore 15 days would fit better to our environment.


  • Good idea this will fit to our environment, too.