a batch scripting question for management of POSReady updates for XP users
The MS catalog site gives us a list of "XP Embedded" update files. (BTW, I learned today that a search on "POSReady" and on "XP Embedded" return different file sets. The former returns only system updates, the latter returns system update as well as the .NET updates and some hardware files.
The problem is, neither list gives us a MSxx-xxx to track the issue, or a KBnum for when a prior patch is being superceded.
I was wondering if there would be a way to write a batch that could help us doign that ... Basically, put all the system-only patches (type-1) in a directory, have the batch extract the updates, read the patch inf, and echo >> the isntall data to a comma-delimited database (or other delimiter). Each file (mostly dll) would be associated with an update KBnum, and have its dll version number, file size, file date. Roll through the patches in the dir, then save the database and delete the extractions. Users could feed the delimited data into a spreadsheet, sort on dll name and then version number, and from the highest version for each dll, generate a list of hot patches, and of patches which are superceded, because the dlls or whatever have higher version numbers. I'm sure it's probably more complicated, but that might be a start, since as it is now, MS gives us nothing to go by ... Could save all of us a lot of time .. I don't know how the .NETs could be tracked, so we rely on each other I guess ...
just wondering out loud ...
Edited by Molecule, 23 August 2015 - 08:55 PM.
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