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Exporting WSUS Updates for manual installation? RRS feed

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  • Hello, I am hoping that someone may be able to assist me with this. 

    I have been asked to look into copying the update files from a WSUS server so that they may be run either from a network location or from a DVD when installing legacy machines. The WSUS server will be decommissioned and there will only very occasionally be a need to run a fresh install of one of the legacy PCs or laptops. 

    Because of this, management wants to stick all the updates into a folder and then run a script which will kick off an install of the lot (where applicable).

    I've looked at the WSUS content folder but it is obviously divided up into many subfolders. Short of manually opening each of these and copying the files, is there anything I can do? If I DO have to do this manually, do I need both the .cab and the .exe files in these folders? And should I remove the .psf express installation files? I notice a few .txt files too?

    Any help gratefully received!

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 9:29 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    you'll need some sort of server to host the update files right? So why don't you make that server a disconnected wsus?

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/george_bethanis/archive/2014/09/19/how-to-install-patches-in-an-isolated-environment.aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:07 AM
  • yeah I don't really understand why you would decom WSUS, it's a free product, you can even install it on Windows 7 - while it's not officially supported it will still be much easier to attach every new laptop to it temporarily to get it compliant with security updates then detach it and let them use internet updates after
    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:17 PM

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  • Hi,

    you'll need some sort of server to host the update files right? So why don't you make that server a disconnected wsus?

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/george_bethanis/archive/2014/09/19/how-to-install-patches-in-an-isolated-environment.aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:07 AM
  • yeah I don't really understand why you would decom WSUS, it's a free product, you can even install it on Windows 7 - while it's not officially supported it will still be much easier to attach every new laptop to it temporarily to get it compliant with security updates then detach it and let them use internet updates after
    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 5:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, September 8, 2015 2:16 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:17 PM
  • Thanks all, I'll have a read up on disconnected WSUS and put it forward if suitable. 

    The update files would sit in a folder on a file server.

    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 2:55 PM
  • In short you can export updates from a wsus server on a media device and then import them on a wsus which has no internet connection.


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    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 3:15 PM