If you manually install updates on a Windows 10 system or use update management solutions such as WSUS or Configuration Manager, you may currently experience update installation problems if an update depends on a specific servicing stack update that is not installed. Windows finishes installing the update with an “Update is not applicable” error and it is up to the system administrator to find out why it cannot be installed on the device.
From September 2020 and only for Windows 10 version 2004 and the servicing stack update from September 2020 or later, this behavior will be a thing of the past. Cumulative updates for Windows 10 include the servicing stack update, which is required for the cumulative update to prevent the error from being triggered.
Our goal is that all IT administrators, regardless of whether they are managing devices locally or from the cloud, experience the simplicity of providing a single cumulative monthly update that contains the cumulative fixes for the month and, if applicable, the corresponding maintenance batch updates for that month Includes month.
Operating system versions that support the new bundled cumulative update packages are no longer offered separate servicing batch updates.
Microsoft will apply the change to updates in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and on the company̵
Microsoft assumes that the new process will make life easier for administrators, as the requirements for the servicing stack update no longer have to be taken into account. Administrators no longer need to check for servicing stack updates and cumulative updates. Knowledge base article because all information is “contained in a single KB article”. It is no longer necessary to check whether a cumulative update has a specific dependency on servicing stack updates.
Microsoft has no plans to port the system back to previous versions of Windows 10. Administrators who manage devices running older versions of the Windows operating system will need to investigate the dependencies as before, as nothing changes in this regard.