Questions about Update Functionality

Questions about Update Functionality

Postby deanoNerd » 05.12.2019, 00:54

I plan to try out wsusoffline after doing a clean install of the latest Windows 10 1909 X64 ISO this December. :idea:

So far I've completed the patches download phase of wsusoffline for Windows 10 X64.

Does the update script check to ensure that it only applies updates since the release of Windows 10 1909 for my situation?

Does it make sure that it does not spend time re-applying old updates that are already integrated into Windows 10 1909?
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Re: Questions about Update Functionality

Postby Dalai » 05.12.2019, 01:49

deanoNerd wrote:Does the update script check to ensure that it only applies updates since the release of Windows 10 1909 for my situation?

This has been asked countless times, and the answer is still the same: All updates for the selected plattform are downloaded, regardless of whether or not they're required. This ensures that you can update systems to a defined state regardless of their initial patch state, i.e. more up-to-date systems will install fewer updates.

Does it make sure that it does not spend time re-applying old updates that are already integrated into Windows 10 1909?

Yes. WSUS Offline tells the Windows Update Agent (WUA) to search for updates and only applies those that the WUA defined as missing/required.

PS: If you want some mechanism that only downloads updates for your specific system, WSUS Offline is the wrong tool, but there are others out there (WUMT comes to mind, but IIRC it's currently unmaintained).

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Re: Questions about Update Functionality

Postby boco » 05.12.2019, 04:33

WUMT seems to be abandoned, but WuMgr is actively maintained.
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: Questions about Update Functionality

Postby deanoNerd » 05.12.2019, 10:58

Thanks for answering my questions :D
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Re: Questions about Update Functionality

Postby cmdrpicard » 04.03.2020, 18:08

I need to do monthly updates to Windows 10 X64 machines. Can I delete the patches in the \client\w100-x64\glb directory before running the update generator every month? I just don't want to have to copy over patches that I don't need.
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Re: Questions about Update Functionality

Postby boco » 04.03.2020, 20:26

Superseded patches are deleted automatically in the repository. Cleanup happens directly after download.
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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