Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) is a program that investigates Windows -based computers to be sure that their copy of the Windows operating system ( OS ) is legitimate.
WSUS is a free download from Microsoft and runs on your server, it acts as an update proxy (which will save you a lot of bandwidth), a management console that allows you to control which updates are deployed and a reporting engine that helps you determine which PCs are non-compliant.
I have never experienced an auto-update that required the user to go throught the WGA process.
Microsoft has indicated that WGA does not transmit personal information to the company or anyone else and does not take any sort of police-like action against users or computers that fail to pass the legitimacy test for any reason.
Critical updates, such as those necessary to protect computers against hacker s, can be downloaded and installed even if an OS checks out as illegitimate.
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Microsoft released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows and other company products on August 8, 2017.
The operating system […]Microsoft released KB4032188 today, a new cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703, the Creators Update version of the Windows 10 operating system.
The cumulative update is already distributed through Windows Update, and also available as a standalone download at the Microsoft Update Catalog website.
And we said that at some point in the future it may be required and in fact in January we announced that in mid-2005 it would become required.