InformationMicrosoft Updates that are applied to containers can be divided into three main categories based on their different approaches:
- Operating System updates (for core components, roles and features, etc.)
- Application updates (for MS Office, MS Exchange, MS SharePoint)
- .NET Framework updates
Operating System updatesIt is necessary to use Parallels WSUS for OS updates as per this article:
985 [Info] How to keep a Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows server up-to-date
These settings should be applied directly on the Hardware Node and such updates will be automatically propagated to all containers.
114363 Microsoft Security updates for a particular role are not applied to a container if the role is not installed on the HW Node
113634 Microsoft Updates and Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows
Application updatesIf containers have some applications installed that also require regular security update installations, it is advised to set up an additional WSUS server:
115391 [HOW TO] Set up WSUS for Application Updates
.NET Framework updates.NET Framework security updates should be installed manually inside containers; there is no supported way to automate the procedure.
113348 Microsoft updates for .NET Framework in PVCfW