Windows Update MiniTool

Discussion in 'MDL Projects and Applications' started by shewolf, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Lioninstreet

    Lioninstreet MDL Novice

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    Hello, Many thanks for WSUS.

    If anyone has an answer to two simple questions I would appreciate it. First, is there a way to check the software version. The download link on google drive only shows a zip file name wumt.zip, it doesn't show a version name and I don't see a version shown on the actual program itself.

    Second, my primary use for WSUS is to be able to store updates for a retired OS (Windows Home Server) off line (which I have successfully downloaded with WSUS). My question now is, should I need to install them on a future fresh OS install now that they are downloaded, how do I do that?

    Sorry for a noob question, any arrow pointing would be appreciated.
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    No you can't
     
  3. Lioninstreet

    Lioninstreet MDL Novice

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    I was thinking I could manually install an update by opening the downloaded update folder and click on the contained .exe file. That wont work?
     
  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Updates stopped using .exe launcher since Vista :)

    WUMT is not a downloader
     
  5. Lioninstreet

    Lioninstreet MDL Novice

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    OK that explains some of this. WHS v1 is based on w2k3 R2 so that answers why the updates I found contain .exe files.

    On WUMT not being a downloader, I'm not sure what you mean. When I set it to download only, It permits windows update to download the update files to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download without installing them. So that's where I am copying them from.

    Could you clarify what you mean by "WUMT is not a downloader."

    As you can see I'm pretty much learning as I go here, so thanks for your patient replies.
     
  6. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Not sure about XP updates (i didn't touch it since 2008)

    but for Vista and later, updates are downloaded as delta-express patches and generated based on current OS components

    even if two machines have the exact OS components, the folders in (download) directory cannot be used for another OS, because WU will just ignore them and download new files
     
  7. Lioninstreet

    Lioninstreet MDL Novice

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    Understood,

    Are you aware of an update installer that would do what I am looking for, installing previously downloaded updates onto a system without internet access? I would use WSUS but it doesn't have a specific application for the Windows Home Server versions, only w2k3 server and w8server.

    So using that misses the WHS updates and WHS powerpacks.
     
  8. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    I download updates from Windows Update Catalog and install them manually on my desktop and notebook (both Ent LTSB 2016) with WUSA in admin CMD:
    Code:
    WUSA "d:\update\windows10.0-kb4345418-x64_a636a1048a2601d9218463107bc5fde558a1055e.msu" /quiet /norestart
     
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  9. Tito

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  10. tomm5151

    tomm5151 MDL Novice

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    I think I goofed. I downloaded the cab file wsusscn2.cab and extracted it on my data hard drive, but I am not seeing the interface you show in the beginning of the post. ???
     
  11. Lioninstreet

    Lioninstreet MDL Novice

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    Thanks to everyone for the recourses and arrow pointing. Looks like all the suggestions and input will help to solve this for me.

    I'm using WHSv1 because I like the extra safety that is part of drive extender. While there is the weakness of having SMB1 on this version, knowing that if one of the drives fail I can still pull out a different drive and be able to view data is an extra measure of safety.
     
  12. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    You need to download WUMT (download link is at the start of first post). The wsusscn2.cab catalog is only used for the offline mode feature of WUMT (and it doesn't have to be extracted at all).
     
  13. kleo45

    kleo45 MDL Novice

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    This will help a lot, thanks for this tool.
     
  14. 12ofnever

    12ofnever MDL Novice

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    Hi,
    recently WUMT (version 12.05.2016) will not show downloadable cumulative updates of W 10 any more (current:1803, Build 17134.191). All other updates o.k. Think, the problem began with Version 1803.
    Any help?
    Thanks and regards
    Joern
     
  15. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Latest version is 20.12.2016

    Cumulative Update is processed by UUP since W10 1709
    and WUMT cannot handle UUP correctly

    so you need to use Settings/Windows Update to get it
     
  16. Whistler4

    Whistler4 MDL Member

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    Do you think using an updated wsusscn2.cab with WUMT is a good alternative to get cumulative updates?
     
  17. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Maybe, i never tried it with W10