Windows Update Manager

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  1. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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  2. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Thx for updating Github!
     
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    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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    on the "Update History" section on both WUMT and Wumgr apps, WUMT (windows update minitool) shows "Applications ID" showing which module responsible for downloading updates. for example "Applications ID" mentions "wusa" for downloading/installing windows updates and "device driver retrieval client" for downloading/installing driver updates.

    Wumgr on the other hand does not show nor mention "Applications ID" in the Update History section - maybe add that onto the next version of Wumgr
     
  5. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    I will look into it...

    Good idea, updated build with AppID attached
     

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    Re: Xanatos Vs. Shewolf personalcrap

    STFU
     
  7. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Expert

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    I still use WUMT because i can(offline airgapped pc) but "Xanatos Vs. Shewolf personal crap" aint my business and i aint getting involved. Both know more than me so i respect them both for their technical skills. Anything else is none of my bloody business.
     
  8. bjf2000

    bjf2000 MDL Addicted

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    Hi. Is there any way to make it start up opened to (focused on) the "Windows Update" section, like WUMT does, rather than Update History?
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Why, there is nothing displayed there until you search. After search, the section will switch automatically.
     
  10. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    #592 Whistler4, Nov 12, 2019
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    It starts searching when opened using the Sledgehammer script. I believe it's run using a "provisioned" command line switch to start with that option, so you'd probably be able to do it with a cmd or bat file with the right details.

    Edit: Nevermind my comment above. I see what you mean. Even though you can start the program in search mode using the -update switch, it still defaults to the Update History rather than Windows Update window.
     
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    #595 pf100, Nov 23, 2019
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    DeploymentAction='OptionalInstallation' would just be ignored on Windows versions prior to 1809, right? If so, I see no point in not including the OptionalInstallation option as default for all update searches. You can always hide the optional update on 1809 or later if you don't want it. For example: when using WuMgr I don't disable driver updates because then I can at least see what's offered and refuse them all if I so choose. I'd rather see all available updates then refuse the ones I don't want instead of never seeing something that I might want.
     
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  15. DavidXanatos

    DavidXanatos MDL Senior Member

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    ok so checking windows Version for the new criteria,
    but does it work for you in the test build?
     
  16. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes, hide and unhide works
    i didn't try to install though
     
  17. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    @DavidXanatos

    Apparently we can use wildcard * with DeploymentAction
    so this criteria will work with any Windows version and also show OptionalInstallation updates
    Code:
    "(IsInstalled=0 and IsHidden=0 and DeploymentAction=*) or (IsInstalled=1 and IsHidden=0 and DeploymentAction=*) or (IsHidden=1 and DeploymentAction=*)"
    tested W8.1 & W10 1607/1903

    i didn't checked W7, but i believe it will work too
    if anyone would like to verify, it would be great

    start powershell as administrator
    copy/paste and execute these commands one at a time
    Code:
    $Criteria = "(IsInstalled=0 and IsHidden=0 and DeploymentAction=*) or (IsInstalled=1 and IsHidden=0 and DeploymentAction=*) or (IsHidden=1 and DeploymentAction=*)"
    $Session = new-object -com "Microsoft.Update.Session"
    $Result = $Session.CreateupdateSearcher().Search($Criteria).Updates
    $($Result).Title
    if the last one returned list of updates, then all is good

    Regards.
     
  18. Wolfens

    Wolfens MDL Novice

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    @abbodi1406 @DavidXanatos Tested and confirmed