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      I’m updating the status. For 1606 we’ve made some changes, listed below.
      As more are added we’ll update what Tech Preview/Release they appear in.

      Timeout scan is now configurable
      We added a new task sequence variable to allow a configurable timeout for scan. Variable name is SMSTSSoftwareUpdateScanTimeout, default is 30 minutes. Value is set in seconds so an hour is 60×60=3600

      Logging changes
      In the SMSTS.log we list the log files to check for updates download and evaluation.
      These are UpdateDeployment.log, UpdatesHandler.log, WUAHandler.log and WindowsUpdate.log

      New Option for full scan
      There’s a new checkbox added to the Install Updates step – ‘Evaluate software updates from cached scan results’
      If the checkbox is on we use cached results, if the checkbox is off we do a full scan
      Task Sequences that are upgraded will have this option checked on – this is parity with the existing behavior

      Power management changes…

      Joseph Vartanian commented  · 

      I'm giving my build and capture machine 4 processors and 8 GB in Hyper-V. It did clear up the problem instantly. I originally had 1 processor with 4 GB. I haven't yet checked what the minimum would be, so I don't know if say 2 processors and 4 GB would have been enough. At this moment I'm just happy that this month's builds worked in 1702. I do new scripted builds with the latest updates monthly, and was still using an old 2012 R2 site we have when doing my builds, since 2012 R2 didn't have this issue. I plan to go back and get all the details of exactly what's going on when I get some time, but I'm guessing Dr. Michael Kischel had it right. I need to buy him a beer.

      Joseph Vartanian commented  · 

      It's been failing to apply updates during a task sequence on my 1702 site, but the exact same process which I use still works fine on an old 2012 R2 site that I have sitting around. I just tried Dr. Michael Kischel's solution of throwing more processors at the VM (Hyper-V in my case), and that resolved the problem instantly. So I can verify that it is indeed a performance issue on my side as well.

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