Easy way to download updates from Update Catalog using Powershell RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    We use to download specific updates manually from Update Catalog website every month. The reason behind the process is, we need MSU or EXE files which will be used for group manual patching. Where as we weren't able to collect the same files downloaded by WSUS content, turns out they are CAB files. To reduce our load, we were trying to come up with a PowerShell script to download updates from Catalog website directly, but we are hitting on dead road. 

    It would be great if someone could share their thoughts or suggestions on how to obtain the MSU or EXE files of the updates and not the CAB files.


    Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:54 AM


  • You cannot automate downloads from that site. The site is specifically designed to prevent that.

    You can use WSUS to automate downloads or you can use the Windows Update COM class to download KBs by ID.

    Find-Module PsWindowsUpdate | Install-Update


    Thursday, November 23, 2017 11:30 AM

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