Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Center

Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Center

Postby DiZzyDMon » 13.05.2016, 22:17

When I ran the \client subfolder's UpdateInstaller.exe on several Windows 7 computers yesterday, I noticed that none of the May updates got installed.

I reviewed my WSUS Offline Update download logs, and none of the May patches were listed. Thinking that there might have been some delay in Microsoft releasing the patches, I tried downloading again this morning. Same result - no May patches.

I searched the web and found numerous references as to the cause. Many people have noted that the plain text "Microsoft Security Notification Service" bulletins released towards the end of April 2016 contained this statement:

"Effective as of the May 2016 security bulletin release, all Windows updates will be available only via the Microsoft Update Catalog (http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/), and will no longer be available on the Microsoft Download Center (http://download.microsoft.com/). Making the updates available from only one location simplifies the process for our customers of finding and downloading security updates."

WSUS Offline Update needs to be rewritten to start using the Microsoft Update Catalog instead of the Microsoft Download Center. If that's not possible, WSUS Offline Update will no longer be of any use (at least to me).
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby aker » 13.05.2016, 23:55

Currently there are different problems with the May updates. We'll have to wait for MS to fix the catalog.

The download changes does NOT apply to wsusou. Just the Download Center; the catalog wsusou uses (wsusscn2.cab) is more equivalent to the Update Catalog than to the Download Center. Also MS WSUS uses it, too. So I don't think, there is a reason to worry.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby DiZzyDMon » 18.05.2016, 20:30

I ran WSUS Offline Update again today, and it's still not downloading the May 2016 patches. I don't believe Microsoft has any plans to "fix the catalog", that they've deliberately broken it. Has anyone viewing this forum post been able to download the May 2016 updates using WSUS Offline Update?
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby mAsTa » 18.05.2016, 21:59

DiZzyDMon wrote:(...) Has anyone viewing this forum post been able to download the May 2016 updates using WSUS Offline Update?


Hi,

I updated my WSUSOU repository on May 11th without any error. For Windows 7 e.g. were downloaded 10 new updates. :)

My wsusscn2.cab file is dated May 10th, 08:16:55.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby aker » 18.05.2016, 22:52

@DiZzyDMon
Try deleting .\client\wsus\wsusscn2.cab & (if exist) .\client\md\hashes-wsus.txt.
Then restart the download.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby DiZzyDMon » 15.06.2016, 20:21

Last month, after reading the suggestions posted by "mAsTa" and "aker", I downloaded a fresh copy of wsusoffline1062.zip from http://download.wsusoffline.net/, extracted it to a new directory (leaving my existing production directory unchanged), ran UpdateGenerator.exe using the same options I always do. The contents of all the \client folder operating system subfolders (such as \w61-x64) were exactly the same as those in my production \client folder. No new, changed, or removed files.

Today (Wednesday, June 15), the day after Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday", I did the same thing. The only difference from the month before were 16 files added to the \client\ofc\glb directory, all modified 2016-06-01:
excel-x-none_795e04410a7f9af86fdab189f0fb1795e1a69229.cab
excel-x-none_cd23c3cc0803fb7d4387b22ebb323ca8dea0ef74.cab
kb2428677-x-none_8e595bfee5ded316b158fda8e44d822fcf7086c4.cab
kb2428677-x-none_b16c3ad64f7929f1549b657508ae6dfd686b2f3d.cab
mso-x-none_100b4631377bb1e050f7ddebce1ab463ca31e3e8.cab
mso-x-none_da7d62e08fc90648cbaec95e832813c7b3dcde2e.cab
onenote-x-none_7043c5f2263df2b773eb6062ada071cda0b0a9dc.cab
onenote-x-none_bb4c6608447f74ff2996f64f6bd132fd14656cbc.cab
vviewer-x-none_93a5add336b4989b66e85a39900f0cbe43755381.cab
vviewer-x-none_d78f3d1bc020ff923b6126dd297480c3c0b06050.cab
word-x-none_7052a3523565f0d41d7ea2b0dc83674fbda4505a.cab
word-x-none_988b2a6ac61154125125c46ad3c6b2c9e1bef457.cab
word-x-none_a07b8b77fb2343de42d47591d193e958d8311d06.cab
word-x-none_b0f7a2145d6887fc0e5266194b26946fe1b89392.cab
word-x-none_c3bdeb2dba1ea9b0db8b202ef8b4e3a969bd963b.cab
word-x-none_d1fdac8670ae12344fc5beee0568a224cbb19eb5.cab

No files were added, removed, or changed in any of the operating system subfolders of the \client folder. None of the May or June patches were downloaded.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby boco » 15.06.2016, 22:14

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5679

Looks like the catalog is not updated, yet.
Microsoft update catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/
Windows Install media download: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/15088/windows-create-installation-media
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby DiZzyDMon » 16.06.2016, 15:41

"Looks like the catalog is not updated, yet."
wsusscn2.cab last modified 2016-06-14 13:37

It's up to date, but as of last month it no longer contains new security patches.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby aker » 17.06.2016, 07:45

The file just got updated and now contains Windows Updates.
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Re: Patches no longer available from Microsoft Download Cent

Postby DiZzyDMon » 17.06.2016, 20:43

I downloaded the new 10.6.3 WSUS Offline Update, ran it in a new directory, downloaded all Windows 7 64-bit patches.

There are 11 items in the \client\w61-x64\glb directory that weren't there with yesterday's run, corresponding to the following updates:
MS16-063
MS16-069
MS16-072
MS16-073
MS16-074
MS16-075
MS16-076
MS16-077
MS16-081
MS16-082

So happy!
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