Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by DavidXanatos, Aug 16, 2018.
I am willing to help with creating documentation.
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You can always check the big Win 10 Update sticky thread backwards for info about latest updates and load them from Update Catalog.
Just looked in the catalog. Ironically, there haven't been any updates for Windows 10 1703 since the 14 Jan which was before I even got WUMGR. Oh well....
First, a basic question...is the program Windows Update Manager or Update Manager for Windows? The early screenshots in the thread show WUM but the current version runs as UMW. I'll refer to the program as UWM in my message below but please correct me if I should do otherwise.
I mentioned earlier that I have just migrated from Windows 7 to 10. During some of my test builds, I quickly experienced how my default, Windows 10 will cram updates in however and whenever it wants. I've been using Update Manager for Windows for about a week or so now and I'm quickly realizing that it's indispensible to keeping a stable OS. I'm very grateful to the author for his dedication.
I have a few operational questions...
When UMW is configured to search for updates every day, once a week, or every month, can I get any more granular with the choice of time of day, day of week, etc.?
I have Manual Download/Install, Run in Background, and Always run as Administrator all checked. I have selected Notification Only under Auto Update. If I manually check for updates, it comes back and says I need 6 updates. If I close UMW (or reboot), on the next launch, it appears that the needed updates has "reset" and it says I need 0. If I manual check again, it comes back with 6. Is this the expected behavior?
When running UMW with the settings I have selected, I'm really not sure what things should look like in the built in Windows Update. For example...
In UMW I have "Include Drivers" checked but when I check the "View configured update policies" in at Windows Update, it lists "Exclude drivers from Windows quality updates" as one of the policies set on my device. Is this correct?
I just manually checked for for updates in UMW and it says I need 6 updates. If I flip over to Windows Update, it shows I need 7. Windows Update also shows the "Last checked" as "Yesterday, 7:14 PM" even though I just manually checked in UWM. Is the discrepancy between the two expected since UWM is overriding Windows Update or should the two areas be synchornoized since they are both ultimately doing the same job for the OS?
Sorry if these are basic questions. Please don't hesitate to point me to where these may have already been answered.
All I've seen the current version referred to as is WUMGR that's what the shortcut says. My WUMGR supersedes Windows Update and it doesn't show in the Settings section of Windows, so I can't flip between them.
Agreed. This is imperative to resolve. I don't understand why @DavidXanatos did this, guess it's a typo slipped during translation as many others found in the English gui that need to be resolved. But apparently his MIA now.
I think MS prohibit the use of "Windows Update" in 3rd party programs
the store version seems older (0.0.7)
Whatever it is, mine still isn't working.
Recently "Windows Update" did not work on Windows Server 2012 R1: the usual endless searching loop, one core at 100% for hours, almost all RAM used, all computers affected here (no matter when last updated), no updates for weeks.
@DavidXanatos: Great tool, thank you. Now we have fully updated Windows Server 2012 R1 again.
We have tried "Windows Update" after updating with your tool and it worked a single time, then the same problem (endless searching loop) occurred again.
Thank you @Carlos Detweiller for pointing to this solution here
Thank you belatedly for your reply. As you say, everything works well.
Not with WUMGR it doesn't. Is anyone else on BT?
Happy to report that WUMGR is back working again. Whatever issue there was between MS and BT has now been resolved. Happy days!