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  • I've a footwalled system I need to install MS updates on. I've got a lot to do so I'm going to create a batch file and do it command line. Is there any difference between running the msu directly or calling it by using wusa?

    i.e

    1.         Update.msu /quiet /norestart

    2.         WUSA Update.msu /quiet /norestart

    Ideally I'd also like a way of check prerequisites as well.

    Thanks in advance

    Steve

    Friday, May 22, 2020 7:34 AM

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  • Hi,

    The supported way is to use wusa.exe update.msu /quiet /norestart

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/934307/description-of-the-windows-update-standalone-installer-in-windows

    If you click the update.msu file, you can install it manually.

    Saturday, May 23, 2020 4:51 PM
  • Hi SteveJ,

     

    The Windows Update Standalone Installer(WUSA)uses the Windows Update Agent API to install update packages. Update packages have an .msu file name extension. The .msu file name extension is associated with the WUSA.

     

    Before update, make sure the update match your OS version, edition, build. By the way, If you received an * .msu update file from third-party source, it may have been damaged. Try to download the MSU update file from the Windows Update Catalog site

     

    Know more about WUSA, refer to the link below.

     

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/934307/description-of-the-windows-update-standalone-installer-in-windows

     

    Best regard,

    Sylvia

     


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    Monday, May 25, 2020 6:03 AM
  • Hi,

     

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    Best regard,

    Sylvia


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    Wednesday, May 27, 2020 5:40 AM