NEWS for Version 1.19.1-ESR (2020-03-14)

NEWS for Version 1.19.1-ESR (2020-03-14)

Postby hbuhrmester » 14.03.2020, 17:01

NEWS for Version 1.19.1-ESR

Release date: 2020-03-14
Intended compatibility: WSUS Offline Update 11.9.1-ESR


Initial release for the new branch WSUS Offline Update 11.9.x-ESR

The new branch WSUS Offline Update 11.9.x-ESR was created to support Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 in particular. Use WSUS Offline Update 12.0 or later for all other updates.

Internal changes

All self-updates are disabled

In an ESR version, all self-updates should be disabled:

  • The self-update of WSUS Offline Update should be disabled, because the next major version 12.0 does not support Windows 7 anymore.

  • Self-updates of the Linux scripts should be disabled as well, because their next version won't support Windows 7 either.

  • The automatic update of configuration files should be disabled, because these files always refer to the latest version of WSUS Offline Update. Also, the configuration files for Windows 7 won't get any updates this way; they are removed in version 12.0. If there are future updates for Windows 7, then a complete new release of the WSUS Offline Update 11.9.x-ESR branch must be created.

    This is also the reason, why the ESR version should not be used for other updates: The configuration files for example for Windows 8.1 won't get the necessary updates.


The download links for this version are:

Link for the online check at VirusTotal. Note, that the URL includes the SHA-256 hash of the archive:

The hashes for the archive sh-1.19.1-esr.tgz are:
Code: Select all
MD5:      4bb8104c1ce7cdcb14c6acd0ea56ec87
SHA-256:  98d3837d8229d89b59404258bbfa3e87e94a79562a806c41a36f100853fa628f

Further Reading

The first three posts in the original topic A complete rewrite of the Linux scripts are still being updated, to point to the latest version:

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Re: NEWS for Version 1.19.1-ESR (2020-03-14)

Postby hbuhrmester » 15.03.2020, 13:41


The branch WSUS Offline Update 11.9.x-ESR supports:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

I guess, that is what "Windows 7 and Server 2008 (R2)" in the history.txt wanted to say.

So, if you need updates for Server 2008, just ignore the label "deprecated" and select it in the menus. The download of these updates didn't change at all.

Use WSUS Offline Update version 12.0 for:

  • Office 2010
  • Office 2013
  • Office 2016
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8.1 / Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 / Server 2016 / Server 2019

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