Updating Hyper-V Server 2012 (free version)

Ape-inago asked:

I am setting up a cluster of Hyper-V Server 2012 machines. I’ve got remote access to the machines via windows 8 and the various remote management consoles.

I can’t seem to figure out how to run ‘windows updates’ on the hyper-v server. There are a couple of hotfixes to hyper-v that I need to get installed. It DOES NOT run on top of windows server 2012 as far as I am aware. (edit: apparently it does run on a slightly modified Windows Server 2012 core)

All the instructions I’ve been able to find are specificity how to do updates on windows server 2012 core. However I am using the version of Hyper-V that is basically a headless copy that is meant to be run entirely from powershell. Due to the poor naming choices by Microsoft, it is almost impossible to google-search for this particular type of hyper-v server.

I don’t want to leave my machine open to vulnerabilities… Please help!

My answer:

You can try using the Windows Update PowerShell Module to manage Windows updates on your server.

But what you really need to do is to set up the servers to pull updates from WSUS.

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