Edited by twizt3d, 12 December 2005 - 05:51 PM.
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Tricking WU think Messenger 4.7 is installed
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:50 PM
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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:13 PM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:41 PM
I learned the same way that the file DataStore.edb in %SystemRoot%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore stores the information of Windows / Microsoft -update. On a fresh install, run WU/MU once and HIDE whatever you want to hide and then immediatly close IE. Now grab DataStore.edb and place it in $OEM$\$$\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore.
PS. DataStore.edb will be IN USE by system after you run WU/MU and therefore you might have to boot to safe-mode to copy/replace it.
Next time you install win, it will remember the settings (this method also skips initial MU welcome process and default IE Tools>>Windows Update to microsoft update page (IF INSTALLED)).
Edited by BoardBabe, 23 December 2005 - 07:42 PM.
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:52 PM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 07:56 PM
Just try it and see for yourself, it works...
Posted 01 January 2006 - 10:32 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 12:25 AM
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Posted 02 January 2006 - 08:52 AM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:00 AM
@jcarle: The question is how to make it stick to the next format, so its still hidden. and its answered in the prev. posts.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:51 PM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:24 PM
Whatever suits you...
Posted 04 January 2006 - 01:41 AM
I reinstalled on 26 machines last night. I was my privilege to walk to each of them, open MU and choose custom install, and then hide six non-critical updates so that my students won't inadvertently install them "because they're there." Thank goodness all of the machines were in the same room. I've incorporated this routine in the past, but need to stay on top of it as the updates roll in. Lesson learned, the hard way. Lest we forget, the name of the game is unattended.
Why are you guys making it so complicated? Just go to Windows Update then Hide the update in question and you won't be bothered anymore.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 11:45 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:45 AM
Guide Topics Include Integrating:
- Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435) - KB893803
- Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications - KB905474
- Windows Update Agent
- Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool ActiveX Control - KB892130 (LegitCheckControl.cab)
- Office Genuine Advantage Validation Tool ActiveX Control (OGAControl.cab)
- Windows Update ActiveX Control (wuweb_site.cab)
- Microsoft Update ActiveX Control (muweb_site.cab)
- Office Update Installation Engine ActiveX Control (opuc4.cab)
- Microsoft Update Catalog Internet ActiveX Control (MuCatalogWebControl.cab)
All of the above items are closely interrelated as it they all pertain to downloading Microsoft Software Updates to your Windows XP computer. In fact, many of the above items are so closely intertwined that some will not work correctly without the correct installation of others.
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