Updating microsoft works
In order to switch from Windows Update to Microsoft Update, you can visit this Microsoft site which works for all versions of Windows.
Another way to do it would be to launch Windows Update like you normally do and then click the appropriate link as indicated below.
Addressing this was always the #1 ask for Windows Server 2012, during all the discusssions we had with customers in early days of release planning.
Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) is an exciting new feature that we have added in Windows Server 2012 that addresses precisely this gap.
By default Windows Update only updates Windows itself.
In order to get updates for Office and other Microsoft products as well, you’ll have to “update” your Windows Update to Microsoft Update.
The beauty of self-updating is that it lets you configure your failover cluster to be on “auto pilot” in terms of patching, and once set up, the cluster updates itself on the schedule you have defined in a way that it causes either no impact to service availability, or the least possible – depending on the types of workloads (e.g.
You can manually check for updates from within any Office application.
Confirm that the scenario works by previewing the updates and prompting a Self-Updating Run Then you simply sit back and enjoy watching cluster self-updating in action! As Failover Clustering Tools are by default auto-selected for installation when the Failover Clustering feature is installed on a cluster node, your cluster nodes most likely already have CAU tools pre-installed.
The net is that you can safely skip this step if you are running it from one of the cluster nodes.
At a high level, there are three things you need to do to get the end-to-end scenario working and operating seamlessly with your existing patching infrastructure such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), on a Windows Server 2012 failover cluster: 1.
Install CAU tools on the Windows Server 2012 (or Windows 8 Client) computer that you want to run it from. Configure self-updating on the desired failover cluster 3. Install CAU tools Installation of CAU is very easy: CAU tools are a part of Failover Clustering Tools.