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WSUS Office 2013 in English only -- 32GB in size and still has other languages?

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  • I'm beginning to wonder if Office 2013 updates are pulling down all languages even though I have download in English only selected

    I selected download for the Office 2013 product only.

    Only Critical Updates, Security Updates, and Definition update classifications selected
    Language: download in English only.

    It find 532 updates that total 32.4 GiB (!) in size-- much, much larger than a WSUS server downloading combined office 2003 and office 2007 updates with similar settings.
    Examining the file details of some of the updates show multiple files with what appear to be language codes in the file names (-en, -de and so on), so it seems like it is still downloading files for other languages despite my "download updates only in English" WSUS setting.  (KB2767850 is a great example of this: it has files named powerpointintl-ru-ru.cab, powerpointintl-ro-ro.cab, powerpointintl-el-gr.cab, and many others).

    I double checked my products/classifications/language settings multiple times, tried rebooting, deleting all files, and resetting WSUS twice, but each time it still proceeds to download ~32.4 GB of content each time.  We are really trying to keep the size small, because we are forced to export the WSUS metadata and files to disposable read-only media (DVD-DL) and hand carry into isolated (high security) network environments.   Not sure if this is a bug with the language selection or what.
    Any suggestions? 


    • Edited by blueblade Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:54 PM
    Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:51 PM

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  • I'm beginning to wonder if Office 2013 updates are pulling down all languages even though I have download in English only selected

    Most Microsoft Products since the release of Windows 7 and Office 2010 are language-agnostic and *updates* do not come in language-specific instances. The exceptions would be service packs.

    It find 532 updates that total 32.4 GiB (!) in size--
    The =32GB= files has absolutely nothing to do with the products or languages selected for synchronization and everything to do with the updates you explicitly approved for installation.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 2:13 AM

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  • I'm beginning to wonder if Office 2013 updates are pulling down all languages even though I have download in English only selected

    Most Microsoft Products since the release of Windows 7 and Office 2010 are language-agnostic and *updates* do not come in language-specific instances. The exceptions would be service packs.

    It find 532 updates that total 32.4 GiB (!) in size--
    The =32GB= files has absolutely nothing to do with the products or languages selected for synchronization and everything to do with the updates you explicitly approved for installation.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Monday, July 21, 2014 2:13 AM
  • Hello,

    Any udpate?

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:14 AM