Patch management with Microsoft Windows

N-able N-central Patch Management supports the download and installation of Windows 10 (and later) updates to devices on Windows Pro, Enterprise and Educational, and each of the service branches. When you enable patch management for a device, the Windows agent overrides the Windows update settings on the device. All Windows updates are approved and declined through Patch Manager.

While the Windows agent takes over the Windows update settings, this setting is still accessible to the user. At any time, the user can select to check for updates and change advanced options such as Defer Upgrades or Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows.

Defer feature updates

With Windows Pro and Enterprise editions, users can choose to defer feature updates. When a user enables the Defer upgrades option in the Windows Settings control panel, Windows postpones feature updates while allowing the user's device to still receive security and other updates. If the user chooses this option, feature upgrades are postponed for a year.

For more information on Patch Manager and Windows support, see Patch Management Windows Supportability.