I'm trying to understand why my question was closed, in the comments it mentioned that I didn't put much effort into it, and that's false for reasons I'll go into below, and its also marked as off-topic, which makes no sense, but yet it was closed as off topic by 5 separate people, and commented on by a 6th.
Here's a direct link to the question: Is there a powershell way to update my Windows build?
Reasons I feel the question should have stayed open:
- First reason I feel it is on topic: the first bullet point of our accepted topic list mentions managing the software of servers and workstations; this question was about how to manage updates to software on both workstations and servers.
- The second reason I feel it is on topic: is from our second bullet point of our accepted topic list, which mentions tools used for automating the first bullet point. I asked a question about Powershell, a tool that you can use to automated software and hardware management on Windows platforms.
- The comment mentions that I didn't put in much effort, I did mention that my current process is that I need to download ISO's from unofficial sources found through Google; automating that is too time-intensive. I can't think of a good way to automate it without encountering some extremely difficult problems, or having to manually find the ISO, download it, and provide it to my script every time, which defeats most of the reasons for automating it.
- Also the comment mentions a manual way of coding my own Powershell command, when that's not what I asked, I asked if anyone knew of an equivalent Powershell command, or an official way to do it, similar to how Microsoft and Windows updates are applied.
- The close reasons says that it would attract "low quality, opinionated and spam answers, and the answers become obsolete quickly"; the official Powershell modules haven't changed much in years, and most of the WMI answers are still relevant, even though its been updated.
- The close reasons also mention "Questions that relate to unsupported hardware or software platforms or unmaintained environment"; as far as I'm aware, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 (and this also applies to Windows Server 2016), are supported environments? I can't imagine they aren't?
- I've had one suggestion that my question would be better suited for Super User, but the inability to accept Automatic flights due to being in a corporate environment, directly places it as off-topic on Super User.