Windows 10 Updates Via The Microsoft Catalogue for stand-alone assets (for security reasons):

asked 2021-04-19T10:28:51.513+00:00
Mark Gormley 21 Reputation points

I have a number of stand-alone laptops and desktops, which for Security reasons cannot be connected
to the internet. I believe there are two options for installing operating system updates for theWindows 10 operating system.

In the mid to long term, I hope to implement a WSUS Server to facilitate updates.

In the short term, however I hope to update Windows 10 using the cumulative updates from the following windows catalogue:

I believe that the only pre-requisite for installing a 'cumulative' update for windows is to install a servicing stack update as described in this article:

Finally - I suspect the 'dynamic' updates listed within the Windows Catalogue are un-associated with the cumulative updates, and are therefore not required if you are applying the 'cumulative' update to stand-alone Windows 10 operating systems. Confirmation of this would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for any help offered,


Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
1,727 questions
Windows 10 Security
Windows 10 Security
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Security: The precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, or another threat.
2,130 questions
No comments
{count} votes

Accepted answer
  1. answered 2021-04-20T01:52:53.23+00:00
    Teemo Tang 11,021 Reputation points

    Hi Mark,
    Yes, your understandings are correct.
    In the long term, use WSUS for updates’ applied and push is a common way in company, which is suitable to the clients that cannot connect to Internet. The following Microsoft document give us a step-by-step guide.
    Deploy Windows Server Update Services | Microsoft Learn

    In the short term, just install the latest servicing stack update(SSU) and cumulative update(CU) is enough for a standalone client. The cumulative update includes the content of previous security-only updates, the later update includes all the content of previous updates, so you don’t need to install every updates appears in update catalog.

    About Dynamic Update, you could get more information from here:
    The benefits of Windows 10 Dynamic Update - Microsoft Tech Community


    If the Answer is helpful, please click "Accept Answer" and upvote it.
    Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.
    Note: Please follow the steps in our documentation to enable e-mail notifications if you want to receive the related email notification for this thread.

0 additional answers

Sort by: Most helpful