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Some of your so-called experts are not experts.

I have been asking and attempting to get an answer. Jason-MSFT keeps answering it can't happen because server 2008 and 2008R2 are past EOL. Yet Microsoft's documentation about ESU and/or Azure migration says otherwise. Why would anyone purchase an ESU and/or migrate their 2008 servers to Azure if their (owned-licensed) Configuration Manager cannot patch them. This is maddening and frustrating. Tell Jason-MSFT to stand down if all he wants to do is shout it down. I have customers that do not use Azure updates as they have and use MECM and wish to continue using that enterprise product. I want someone besides Jason-MSFT to answer this question. My customer migrated a buttload of 2008/2008R2 servers to Azure as they (or the app vendor) do not have the resources to update their software to a newer version of Windows Operating system. Microsoft dangled the carrot of ESU (and/or Azure Migration) to allow updates to continue with or without MECM. There was nothing in that notice of the need to purchase ESU or migrate to Azure that stated the ONLY avenue for future updates would be through Azure Updates.


The machines scan, but they never receive any updates through MECM processes.

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@johnmbro , thank you for the feedback. This area is specifically for Microsoft Q&A feedback only, due to this, we are closing this item.

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