|Users about WuInstall:
“It'll keep installing updates and rebooting over and over until all updates are installed. This has been very useful for newly installed Windows XP and Windows 7 computers. I know I could probably setup some slipstream install, but that's more effort than I want to deal with, plus there are too many OEM installs to make that work out for us.”
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How to use WuInstall?
WuInstall is a command line tool, so you have to run "cmd" to get to the command line. If you double click on WuInstall, you only get a window showing a short description of the parameters. We recommend to run WuInstall as administrator to avoid troubles with access rights.
There are several options for selecting not all, but only specific updates: /severity, /match, /nomatch, /matchfile, /nomatchfile, /classification, /product, /criteria
How do I call WuInstall on a remote machine using psexec?
Use the following command:
psexec \\server -c -s
How to get "Important" Updates only?
To get the same updates as you get when selected "Important" Updates on the windows update page, please try the following criteria option:
wuinstall /search /criteria "IsHidden=0 and IsInstalled=0 and IsAssigned=1"
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How does the /criteria option work?
For a detailled description of the query strings see MSDN
Why are Updates marked as hidden also installed?
The default criteria option (see above) includes hidden and non-hidden updates. If you add “IsHidden=0” then the updates you marked as hidden will be skipped. An example would be: WuInstall /install /criteria "IsInstalled=0 and Type='Software' and IsHidden=0"
Where does WuInstall download the updates?
The file location where WuInstall downloads the updates depends on your Windows Version and System Configuration. It is the same directory the "ordinary" Windows Update uses as well.
Does WuInstall work with Windows 7?
Yes, WuInstall has been tested with Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit, and it works just as well as with all other Windows versions. We recommend to run WuInstall as administrator to avoid troubles with access rights.
How to search for special Updates or how to use Regular Expressions for /match /nomatch?
If you want to select special Updates by using regular expressions (e.g for the switches /match or /nomatch), then have a look at the following URL for Perl - Style regular expressions: http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/perl/regexp.html.
Is it possible to deploy IE8 without user interaction using WuInstall?
With this command, you should get the absolute minimum of user interaction (=none) when installing IE 8:
wuinstall.exe /install /autoaccepteula /match "Internet Explorer 8" /disable_ie_firstruncustomize /quiet /disableprompt
Why does WuInstall crash/generate failures during the download or installation of updates?
Are you using the show_progress option? This feature is not recommend for common usage. It might cause under certain circumstances on some machines problems. It is only intended for manual testing on single machines. Please, try it without this option.
WuInstall doesn't install updates properly when starting with "runas administrator", why?
When using Windows XP it might cause problems using the "runas" command together with WuInstall. To prevent this you should use the /quiet and /disableprompt option on the end of your command.
WuInstall exits with error code 0x80072EFD, why?
This error usually indicates a connection problem. There is no connection to the WSUS or to the Windows Update Server. Probably, the WSUS - address is just configured incorrectly or there are proxy problems.
WuInstall exits with error code 0x8024400A, why?
This Problem sometimes occurs with new Windows XP SP 3 Machines, when the Windows Update Agent is not properly installed. Just download according to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104 the latest Version of the Windows Update Agent and install it
WuInstall exits with error code 0x80240044, why?
This error code occurs when administrator privileges are necessary to perform the wanted operation. Get sure that you run WuInstall with an administrator user.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installation fails, why?
Do you use the option /quiet when executing WuInstall? The installation of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 with the option /quiet could cause some error. Please try to execute WuInstall without /quiet.
Installation of updates with WuInstall does not work on my Windows XP machine, why?
If you get unexplainable errors (like for example 0x80240022 - WU_E_ALL_UPDATES_FAILED) installing updates with WuInstall on Windows XP - even though running it with admin rights - try the following workaround:
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How is the WuInstall license price calculated?
You can calculate the price of your WuInstall licence using the licencse calculator. The price depends on the number of machines which you want to patch within your organization using WuInstall, and the type of machine (client or server).
How do i obtain updates?
How long is the WuInstall license valid?
The WuInstall license is valid for an unlimited amount of time within your organization for the licensed number of servers and workstations.
Are there any recurring costs for WuInstall PRO?