NEWS for Version 2.0 (2020-03-25)

NEWS for Version 2.0 (2020-03-25)

Postby hbuhrmester » 25.03.2020, 15:27

NEWS for Version 2.0

Release date: 2020-03-25
Intended compatibility: WSUS Offline Update 12.0

New features

  • Support for Windows 10 versions

    If one of the updates w100, w100-x64, all, all-x86, all-x64, all-win, all-win-x86 or all-win-x64 is selected, then a fine selection of Windows 10 versions is displayed.

    This requires the external command dialog.

Removed features

  • Support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2

    The new branch WSUS Offline Update 11.9.x ESR and the Linux download scripts 1.19.x ESR still support these versions.

  • Support for Windows 7 Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials

    The usage of the directories client/wddefs and client/msse is basically reversed: Formerly, the directory wddefs was used to download definition updates for the original Defender of Windows Vista and 7. It is now used for the built-in Defender of Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.

    The directory client/msse is not used anymore and will be deleted.

    The options -includemsse and -includewddefs8 are not used anymore. Use -includewddefs instead.

  • Support for Service Packs

    The option -includesp is not used anymore. The file ExcludeList-SPs.txt will be deleted.

  • Support for .NET Framework 4.6 installers

    The English installer for .NET Framework 4.6 was removed in WSUS Offline Update 12.0. This is the only full installer; the other installers are only language packs for custom languages.

    But the download links for these language packs are still present in the static download files StaticDownloadLinks-dotnet-*.txt:

    Therefore, the file NDP46-KB3045557-x86-x64-AllOS-DEU.exe and similar localized files are not immediately deleted, but kept as "valid static files".

    You can
    • delete this file manually
    • copy the file preferences-template.bash to preferences.bash and set the option: keep_valid_static_files="disabled"
    • ignore the file for now – it will eventually be deleted, when the files StaticDownloadLinks-dotnet-*.txt are cleaned up

Internal changes

  • Removed obsolete Windows and Office versions

    The Linux download scripts supported some old Windows and Office versions internally, to create the first ESR version 1.1. This included Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Office 2003 and 2007. Since these versions are long obsolete, they are removed now.


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-2.0.tgz are:
Code: Select all
MD5:      667a92bf4d748f03db63bf33ecbcd46d
SHA-256:  d239be7188aaeb51a829cfa7c2d724c56339099ab40c2da8c1cdd3f355263cba

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:

Last edited by hbuhrmester on 29.03.2020, 16:53, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: "Office 2007 and 2007" should be "Office 2003 and 2007"
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