Yes you can force a Windows client to download and install updates when you want.ABC-Update is a freeware tool available from and it is designed to do just what you are asking.The WSUS Group Policy settings are stored in the same location as other Windows Update settings: Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Update.
This WSUS update can't be skipped by those users, Microsoft's announcement explained: Skipping this KB [KB3159706] means not being able to distribute the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, or any subsequent feature update, via these platforms.
The two relevant settings are Configure Automatic Updates, which must be enabled, and Specify intranet Microsoft update service location, which specifies the URL of the WSUS server: When WSUS was installed, if it was configured to create its own custom website in IIS rather than use the default website, this URL must include the port number of the site (for example, or clients will not be able to locate WSUS. If the WSUS Group Policy settings are correct but computers still don't appear in the console, the computers may not be processing Group Policy successfully.
There are a number of possible reasons for this, and the most common ones are discussed in these articles: It is also possible to use a machine's local policy to configure WSUS settings.
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A WSUS server downloads updates from Microsoft Update (or, in a large and distributed environment, from another WSUS server) and stores them in a database, from which machines that require the updates can download and apply them.