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Topic # 68414 21-Sep-2010 16:37
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Is there any way that I can download all the Microsoft KB updates onto one PC for installing on multiple PCs?

We have three computers at home now - an i5 desktop, an i5 laptop and a HP mini 110. The desktop and laptop came with Windows 7 Home Premium and I upgraded the Hp Mini to Home Premium as well. The desktop and laptop have Office 2007 on them. I tend to set Windows Update to notify of updates only and when I checked last night, there were close to 300MB of updates for the PC. 150MB of these were specific to the graphics card, but the vast majority were all ones that were also applicable to the laptop.

Rather than downloading roughly 150MB on both the desktop and laptop, is there any sort of semi-automated way of doing it and aaving them to my NAS unit? At present, I just have the list in front of me and then access the MS site and search for each KB number and do a manual download, something that's both slow and tedious.

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  Reply # 382772 21-Sep-2010 16:45
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check WSUS.

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  Reply # 382792 21-Sep-2010 17:00
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Here is a link the MS site for WSUS:

Basically it works like this:

The machine that is running WSUS acts like a downstream windows update. It will collect updates for specific products (can be changed in the settings of WSUS) and displays them to other computers. This means updates are only downloaded once from the internet, then offered locally to your "client" PC's.

The trick is getting your "client" PC's to talk to the WSUS server rather than windows.update. In domain setups, this is done via group policy, however on non domain setups it can be achived by editing the local security policy.

Have a browse through the site above which should give you a head start, any questions just post back here. I will be happy to help you.


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  Reply # 383173 22-Sep-2010 14:13
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Thanks for the quick response. I'll down it and check it out at the weekend when I have some spare time.

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