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  • http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/DownloadDialog.aspx

    I want to manually download selected updates.

    When I get to the link above, I cannot enter a path and cannot browse.

    Just before, I got a UAC prompt. I entered admin credentials. That does not allow me to accomplish any more however.

    - OS is Vista SP2 (OS used to access website).

    - Browser is IE9

    Any ideas?

    Yes, I tried an alternative browser but message displayed saying you need IE 6 and above.


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    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:07 PM

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  • When you go to http://catalog.update.microsoft.com, are you prompted to install the catalog?

    If so, after you install the catalog, refresh IE, and you should see a search field:

    Karl


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    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:11 AM
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:51 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your posting.

    I agree with above posting. In order to access the updates at this site, you must install the Microsoft Update Catalog ActiveX control.

    It’ll pop up and ask you to install an add-on “Microsoft Update Catalog” when you launch http://catalog.update.microsoft.com

    For more information please refer to following MS articles:

    WSUS 3.0 and the Catalog Site
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708583(v=WS.10).aspx
    How to download updates that include drivers and hotfixes from the Windows Update Catalog
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323166


    Lawrence

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    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:07 AM
  • OK, I tried this with IE 8 on another computer and it worked just fine. I was able to download the updates.

    In both cases, I was prompted to install the Active X component.

    With IE9, after completing the search, I was not able to browse or even type in the path where I wanted to download the updates.

    But with IE8, I'm OK.


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    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 4:34 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for your posting.

    I got your point. You mean when you select download, and try to choose download location, the “Browse” button didn’t work, a file dialog didn’t open.

    Any error or popup message says something has been blocked?

    This is an IE issue, not a server side issue. You may create a new thread and post it at “Internet Explorer Forums”, it’s the best place for IE related issue.

    Internet Explorer Forums
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/internetexplorer

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

     

    Thank you for your understanding.

     

    And below article may useful:
    IE8 popup blocker deactivating "browse" button
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_other/ie8-popup-blocker-deactivating-browse-button/9bf3b4f6-bc6e-4f3a-a427-1461f8fd859e

    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Lawrence, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:11 AM
    Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:47 AM
  • Exactly: browse button did not work and file dialog did not open. No errors or popup.

    Yes, this looks like it's client side, related to IE9, since it works in IE8 (did not try IE7).


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    Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:26 PM
  • Hi,

    Since this is a client side issue, and here is Windows Server forum. We recommend you create a new thread and post is at “Internet Explorer Forum”, it’s the best place for IE related issue.

    Internet Explorer Forums
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/internetexplorer

    The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

    Thank you for your understanding.


    Lawrence

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:11 AM
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