Some bugs in Windows 2016 servicing

First. When you add .Net 3.5 compontents to image, disabling them will remove them with bits. Both online and offline, with or without servicing stack updates.

In my case I add bits back to image so they are always available when required (no looking around for SxS folder etc…) but I disable all non-essential components in because they weren’t always required. Now I have to keep .Net 3.5 enabled.

Second. Disabling some components will occasionally (can’t consisntently repro) remove Server Manager. Actually it seems that when you remove too many specific components at once, Server Manager is removed. In my case I removed:

  • PowerShell ISE
  • PowerShell v2.0 engine
  • .Net 3.5

Nothing too bad but annoying.

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