Of late, several customers have reached out to my team asking why their Windows 10 15 clients, which are managed by WSUS or SCCM are going online to Microsoft update to download updates.
Not only the clients are reaching out to external Microsoft URL, outside of the internal update endpoint, but they are downloading a significant amount of data from the Microsoft content delivery gateway.
So actually, the machine is going out to url- only to update the Windows Store Apps.However, it may help in mitigating new clients not reaching out for Store app updates. The app update has to be cancelled from the Store itself or using from Run.Refer to the Windows Update logs after you have decoded the etl.I will try to add some important details to help you identify them.You have WSUS or SCCM to manage Windows update in the environment, but you observe that Windows 10 machines are going online to url – and are downloading updates. Why is it reaching out to Microsoft url= despite WSUS endpoints provided through GPO? It is consuming a significant bandwidth towards this url.
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