This post has been edited by -X-: 18 June 2012 - 10:32 PM
Windows Update Agent - Which version do you have? Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.256
Posted 18 June 2012 - 10:29 PM
Can anyone who hasn't manually installed it or forced it check WU and see if it comes through? I'm mostly interested in XP.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:35 PM
This CMD file (almost) replicates ricktendo64's package. The main difference is that this one uses the Original v243's SFX and the files in the CABS will be in a different order. Open/Edit the CMD and browse around inside. Yes, it takes a couple of minutes to run since it downloads individual files and manipulates them.
:: Method of BAT/CMD courtesy of -X- (http://xdot.tk/updates.html)
:: WUA files info courtesy of ricktendo64 and 5eraph
:: SFX and XVI32 info courtesy of WildBill
:: PARTCOPY info courtesy of jaclaz and dencorso
:: The following Programs are necessary:
:: MUST MANUALLY DOWNLOAD AND PUT IN FOLDER!
:: http://users.ugent.b...e/wget/wget.exe (Windows v1.11.4 - direct link)
: MUST MANUALLY DOWNLOAD AND PUT IN FOLDER!
:: http://downloads.sou...nzip/7za920.zip (Redirected to download)
:: Note: there are direct links, but we use OFFICIAL download..
:: Downloaded from MS (2K3SP2 SUPPORT.CAB)
:: The EXE is extracted ONCE and SUPPORT.CAB is Deleted.
:: Syntax: http://technet.micro...c728406(v=ws.10)
:: SEE ORIGINAL DOWNLOAD LINK (MAY FAIL due to WebArchive - Alternate found)
: The Package is Downloaded ONCE and EXE Extracted
:: The Package is Downloaded ONCE and EXE Extracted
edit - Link deleted - See Post#67...
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 09:05 AM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 08:33 PM
Just one note - the instructions about packing to SFXCAB posted by WildBill originally come from this topic:
By the way, it's a very nice script but I think you forgot to enable "@ECHO OFF"
and the URL for pcopy02.zip seems to be (temporary?) dead. I found this alternative one:
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 19 June 2012 - 09:15 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:03 AM
2 - Additional link added for "pcopy02.zip". That was the reason for NOT deleting that (and another) ZIP file...
3 - The link I gave to 7-zip was directly from this... As noted it "redirects" in EITHER case.
4 - -X- apparently had a problem with it "working" (unsure why) so I just re-tested as both CMD and BAT - works the same in both cases.
Please note -
1 - Download/Unzip the CMD to a folder
2 - Download/Unzip 7ZA.EXE from 7za920.zip (use links given - wherever...) to the same folder
3 - Download WGET.EXE (this AFAIK is the only/LATEST Windows version) to the same folder
4 - Run it...
--- additional notes
a - You MIGHT want to manually download "pcopy02.zip" from any of the THREE links given inside CMD, as I already noted there that the Original Web Archive occasionally FAILS, and (apparently) so does the other one I used. This is the reason I DO NOT DELETE the ZIP file.
b - You MIGHT want to do the same with the "XVI32.ZIP" just in case there is a problem with getting it... Same reason for NOT deleting THAT "ZIP" file.
c - other files we HOPE will always be available as they come from MS Servers.
Feel free to alter the CMD for said potential Failures (IF EXIST=NO then Try Next WGET Link). Everything you need to know is in the Comments. One might consider this a Collaborative Effort - I just created the CMD file (after trial-and-error "been a while")... As noted, THEORETICALLY the FOUR files (7ZA.EXE, WGET.EXE, PARTCOPY.EXE, XVI32.EXE) could be included in the "Package" - I left that up to the End User (attached ZIP is smaller)...
edit - and apologies for getting SUPPORT.CAB to obtain CABARC.EXE - the reason for using it instead is noted inside the CMD...
edit2 - ARG!!! The following line
ECHO REM change x20 to x60 for wusetup.exe>"%~dp0WUCAB.XSC"
Is also a boo-boo... REMOVE the "ECHO"!!! (or just ignore it...)
Corrected CMD attached here...
Corrected CORRECTED (Important! see below comments) attached here...
Number of downloads: 90
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 10:54 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:33 AM
7za.exe and wget.exe are GNU so they can be freely redistributed.
This post has been edited by -X-: 20 June 2012 - 09:39 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:44 AM
edit - How Odd!!! I was wrong! I put a PAUSE immediately after "split" and the SFX is there!
Are you by chance running it from CMD-prompt or renamed it to BAT? I double-click it. Works on both FAT32 and NTFS (with blank in folder name)...
edit2 - Nope... I am SOOO confused - on NTFS Partition, named BAT I get THIS -
Extracting WUSFX.SFX... (for later "join") U:\!! TEST>partcopy Window~1.exe 0 8A00 WUSFX.SFX U:\!!TEST~1>pause.Same result as CMD...
I provide NO WARRANTY that this software is suitable or safe for any purpose. Use it entirely at your own risk. If you do not accept these conditions, then you have no permission to download, evaluate, or use this software.
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 10:06 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:18 AM
Basically, this is the reason I said this must be done StandAlone in its own folder (guess PARTCOPY needs to be checked - DOS-mode 16-bit? If so, this MIGHT be a problem on Vista/7/2K8). To put it in your script it must be done FIRST to prevent "collisions" in the remainder.
MS - Disable the Option.
Nonetheless, I will change the CMD to rename the download to WUAEXE.EXE (naming consistency).
BUGGERS!!! Blanks in names cause problems using...
for %%F in ("%~dp0*.cab") do 7za x %%F -o"%~dp0WUCAB" * -r -y
Changed to ...
for %%F in ("%~dp0*.cab") do 7za x "%%F" -o"%~dp0WUCAB" * -r -y
!!! The rationale (correct or not) for using the DP0 variable was to ensure Full Path consistency.
edit2 - 16-bit (source)
edit2a - found split32. also has a license agreement. a tip for iterations.
edit2b - swissfileknfe (sourceforge)
Will re-upload shortly... Fixed! See previous attachment...
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 11:32 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:29 AM
EDIT: Also, WUA not made. Don't feel like messing with now to see why.
These are the last lines in the command window....
-- adding WUCAB\sv\wusetup.exe.mui -- adding WUCAB\tr\eula.rtf -- adding WUCAB\tr\msxml3r.dll -- adding WUCAB\tr\wuau.adm -- adding WUCAB\tr\wusetup.exe.mui -- adding WUCAB\zhcn\eula.rtf -- adding WUCAB\zhcn\msxml3r.dll -- adding WUCAB\zhcn\wuau.adm -- adding WUCAB\zhcn\wusetup.exe.mui -- adding WUCAB\zhtw\eula.rtf -- adding WUCAB\zhtw\msxml3r.dll -- adding WUCAB\zhtw\wuau.adm -- adding WUCAB\zhtw\wusetup.exe.mui Completed successfully HexEdit the CAB to run WUSETUP.EXE Making new WU.EXE... The system cannot find the file specified. Could Not Find D:\(System)\Desktop\WUAv256(2)\WUSFX.SFX Press any key to exit.
This is with the new attachment.
This post has been edited by -X-: 20 June 2012 - 11:33 AM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:36 AM
I just reran it (12:51 EDT) preceding the "reupload" and it worked fine?
edit - "Could not find..." has to do with UNDEPENDABLE download of PARTCOPY (it creates it)!!!
??? Just reran it (using your folder names) - appears that one did NOT download!
wuapi_fr.cab??? (compared the "built" to ricktendo64's)
AND... it's now there (manually in browser)??? WHAT is going on???
Hmm... limit the number of file/folder accesses ?
7 guests are viewing this!!!
Has a EULA been broken? The Downloads are directly from MS...
AND... the CARBARC is from a CAB that does NOT require "Genuine Check". I specifically looked for one...
Odd - the OTHER WUA packages are "free to download" as well... Is this a "You distributed WSUS info" thing? (paranoia is striking...) This is the EXACT SAME SERVER that they all come from too...
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 12:03 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:03 PM
I'm thinking about something like this:
:WUA ECHO Downloading Windows Update Agent 7.6.7600.243... wget -nc http://download.windowsupdate.com/WindowsUpdate/redist/standalone/7.4.7600.243/WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe IF NOT EXIST WindowsUpdateAgent30-x86.exe GOTO :WUA
It won't go further until the file is present in the directory.
This post has been edited by tomasz86: 20 June 2012 - 12:15 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:34 PM
When running Wget without ‘-N’, ‘-nc’, ‘-r’, or ‘-p’, downloading the same file in the same directory will result in the original copy of file being preserved and the second copy being named ‘file.1’. If that file is downloaded yet again, the third copy will be named ‘file.2’, and so on.
So... some sort of "loop" construct would have to be made that would NOT allow continuous looping or "give up - I am a failure - try later...".
Also note that the "Pre-Cleanup" routine is NOT deleting "*.CAB". Guess it should for insurance... OR check for a GOOD download instance and if Rerun is necessary (for any given file download failure) the Bypass WGET (go to next one). This will be cumbersome!!!
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:38 PM
Will try AGAIN without ANY "paren's"... Guess this should be a warning for using your script or my script...
"Folder names may NOT contain any parenthesis"...
(previous post before I seen your post...)
"Failure is NOT an option..." - APOLLO 13
edit - and I DID add a "Pre-Cleanup"
:: ADDED due to occassional FAILED WGET's if exist *.cab* del *.cab*Still doesn't tell whether a "failure" occurred during "build"... @#$%^& More error-checking needed for at least that...
edit2 - how about that! I removed the "(2)" also - worked! ("Pre-cleanup" command unnecessary?)...
Still - "failure checks" should be put into BOTH scripts, IMHO... Otherwise, folks may be... Will fool with mine... l8tr!!! G-kids have been rattling cages... And STILL need to complete my "craigslist" project (need $).
BTW, apparently a LIST file can be sent to WGET to ease the burden - BUT how would you error-check individual files? (sigh...)
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 12:53 PM
Posted 20 June 2012 - 01:38 PM
Maybe "START /W" would help (in addition to "errorlevel")??? Too many retries would case a severe loop... No WAY should a simple "loop" as proposed by tomasz86 should be used - witness the effects of "-nc" as used...
edit - NINE "guest" viewing this?
NOTICE TO ANY/ALL!!! (just an FYI)
This is NOT a "permanent solution" but an "exercise"... MS will OBVIOUSLY give a NEW version when they are ready - Windows 8 is JUST AROUND THE CORNER and as already stated, the last OFFICIAL package is not necessarily intended for anything but Windows 7 SP1 (maybe Windows 2008 R2) for a "particular problem" but DOES WORK ATM. Current v226 is the Official XP/2K3/Vista/Win7RTM AFAIK.
(sheesh! hot topic for guests?)
SUS vs WSUS. This Exercise is based on WSUS information and tested against AU turned OFF (neither case)!!! Google "WUIDENT.CAB"... there's a TEXT file inside it (and you get it when you go to WU)... There's a lot more to WU than just these files in question... (and they download WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE!).
This post has been edited by submix8c: 20 June 2012 - 02:08 PM
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