Windows Update Manager

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by DavidXanatos, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. SJMarty

    SJMarty MDL Novice

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    I am willing to help with creating documentation.
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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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.
     
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  3. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    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....
     
  4. SJMarty

    SJMarty MDL Novice

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    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.

    Thanks,

    -Steve
     
  5. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    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.
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    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.
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    I think MS prohibit the use of "Windows Update" in 3rd party programs

    the store version seems older (0.0.7)
     
  8. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Whatever it is, mine still isn't working.
     
  9. Yegory

    Yegory MDL Novice

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    #531 Yegory, Feb 4, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
    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
     
  10. Cedders

    Cedders MDL Novice

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    Thank you belatedly for your reply. As you say, everything works well.
     
  11. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Not with WUMGR it doesn't. Is anyone else on BT?
     
  12. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Happy to report that WUMGR is back working again. Whatever issue there was between MS and BT has now been resolved. Happy days!
     
  13. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Dat filesize:D

    My Server 2019 had a similar "issue" with a 14GiB file earlier today
    "2019-03 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2019 (1809) for x64-based Systems (KB4489899); Security Updates; KB4489899; 12.03.2019; 13,97 GB; Installed"

    I bet those files arent that large right
     

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  14. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Nope, for files delivered by UUP, always the size of the complete UUP set is shown. Doesn't affect downloading and installing.
     
  15. dbwau

    dbwau MDL Novice

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    Got Win 10 Enterprise LTSC, using Update Manager. It's done other updates fine, but KB4495667 , it says it's 82.89gb, but it downloads quickly, and then fails the install. Anyone else having issue?
     
  16. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Is not related to the tool (WUMT and PSWindowsUpdate CMDlet report the same). 88.9 GB is the size of all reported packs from WU UUP.
     
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  17. h4z3

    h4z3 MDL Novice

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    Hasn't been updated since Dec 6, 2018
     
  18. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Is there anything that does not work?