BatchPatcher Downloader Version 1.00 (a Windows Update patch downloader)
Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:10 AM
Okay, now that I got to see what is going on...
It seems for OS specific updates, Vista and Seven are serving CAB files only through Windows Update. Again Microsoft doesn't keep anything uniform (I've never noticed anything consistent with patch installs). Now, all operating systems are served CAB files, since that's how Windows Update works, but others are served other files as well given the need.
For example, Windows XP:
2011-08-09 Security Update for Windows XP (KB2567680) http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windowsxp-kb2567680-x86-enu_ae4f8a155c19138586f182c92bb87f0bdb3e09a5.exe (BPD chooses this to download) http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windowsxp-kb2567680-x86-express-enu_2e396f50eb1f13f6e91c306aba81548f1f996eee.cab http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windowsxp-kb2567680-x86-enu_0336760bc590b43c9e39ddca835234f2a8b92c73.psf
compared to yours:
2011-08-09 Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2567680) http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windows6.1-kb2567680-x64_ad40775fb58909a17f7050817b684d624bccd688.cab http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windows6.1-kb2567680-x64-express_d178f45ae039cbd15f53a49f6ba038bdd433a157.cab http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/secu/2011/07/windows6.1-kb2567680-x64_3b0755f485116f8734925f49b2d7c749cb7c1546.psf
Now from what I read, Vista and Seven serve CAB files on offline install as well. The MSU file for this update contains the exact same CAB file as the first link along with some informational files. As I understand it, the install process copies the CAB data to "SoftwareDistribution" and then calls the Windows Update Installer (same routine used if you used automatic updates or Windows Update web site to install it).
Now, for Windows versions > 6.0, I can use the CAB extension (along with maybe filtering out the ones that say "express" in them somewhere) instead of the MSU extension I'm looking for now and these files would show up. But I don't know if you could do anything with it if you got the file, so someone else would have to fill me in on that.
Sorry if that's not an ideal answer, but that seems to be what is going on here.
Posted 14 August 2011 - 08:07 PM
Like I said, I don't know anything about win7 administration to know if you could do anything with those CAB files like what is in the first link. The best I could do is enable those to be shown in the list so it'll be downloaded. After that, I really can't say.
Posted 17 August 2011 - 03:17 AM
I can if they can be used to install (or MSU isn't served at all). In the meantime, there isn't anything stopping you from taking the link and downloading it yourself. Here is the link from your list for KB2567680.
Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:25 AM
Changes from 0.12 BETA
1. Items with no applicable files are shown in the listings. This has been fixed.
2. Add filtering capability. Typing in the edit box before and after will change what is shown in the results. For example, type ".NET" in the edit box and then hit "filter results" and it will only show items with ".NET" in the title.
3. Offline Scanning Functionality Added. If you functionally need it, you can place the WSUSSCN2.CAB file in the same folder as the executable and click "File/Offline Mode" and it will use that WSUSSCN2.CAB file to scan against instead of Windows Update Online. Note this file only consists of the Windows Update material and not Microsoft Update, so you will only see Windows Update items *even* if you opt-in to Microsoft Update. If you wish to download this file, you can locate the link online, or use the "WSUS Offline Scanner File" bookmark within the program. This file is around 26MB (26.5MB at the moment), and you will have to redownload it all to update it, so thought is important if you wish to use this feature.
4. URL filtering process changed. ".MSU" has been removed. ".CAB" has been added, where "express" does not exist. I have noticed through studying the WSUSSCN2.CAB that it does not offer MSU files but CAB files instead. This is how Windows Vista and Seven works internally for updates, so hopefully these files can be used. I understand they can, but can not test it, so hopefully this solves any issues.
5. Downloading process changed a bit.
Other than a couple of fine downloading points, the program is feature-complete now as far as what I want it to do (for now). This means all I'll be looking to do from my standpoint is clean up code and fix bugs before I call it done. But that doesn't mean that I won't entertain feature ideas. If you have any, by all means share!
This post has been edited by Glenn9999: 07 October 2011 - 07:01 PM
Posted 07 October 2011 - 07:03 PM
Changes from 0.13 BETA
1. Fixed AV on downloading Windows Update Agent.
2. Elements on the Main Window now resize with the form.
3. Several small interface cleanups.
4. Added file size information to the status process for the file check menu.
5. Documentation updated.
This post has been edited by Glenn9999: 25 November 2011 - 05:03 AM
Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:07 AM
Changes from 0.14 beta
1. Added several options on the About menu which link to the help file.
2. Added context-sensitive help (F1) for each screen.
3. Changed the program to use XP-themed controls.
As it should state in the documentations, by all means distribute this to other sites with my blessing.
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