Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 2

Summary: Microsoft PowerShell MVP, Sean Kearney, talks about updating an offline virtual machine with Windows PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, here. Yesterday, I introduced you to a tool you can use to updating offline virtual machines: Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 1. Today, we’ll…


Update Offline Virtual Machine with PowerShell and WSUS Offline Update: Part 1

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney introduces a cool tool for updating virtual machines.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I have some virtual machines that are normally offline. They need to be updated on a regular basis, but these machines have no access to the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server. Is there an easy answer to…


Use the UpdateServices Module to Manage WSUS

Summary: Use the Windows PowerShell and the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have an awesome blog post written by Boe Prox about using the UpdateServices module to manage WSUS. Boe is the 2010 second-place winner of the Scripting Games, and he won a free pass to…


Installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012

Summary: Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox, talks about installing WSUS on Windows Server 2012 via Windows PowerShell. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Welcome back today to Honorary Scripting Guy, Boe Prox. Without further ado, here is Boe… In a previous Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog post, Introduction to WSUS and PowerShell, I demonstrated how…


Use PowerShell to Show Update Messages from a Specific App

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, shows how to use Windows PowerShell to display Windows Update messages from specific apps in Windows 8.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to find out how often I am getting Windows Update messages for various apps in Windows 8. It seems like I am having to update things quite…


Use PowerShell to Find Windows 8 Modern App Updates

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using Windows PowerShell to find information about Windows 8 Modern App updates.  Hey, Scripting Guy! I love my Windows 8 laptop, and I also love my Windows RT Surface. One of the things that is a bit annoying is that it seems every time I turn on the computer,…


Use a PowerShell Module to Run Windows Update

Summary: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using a free Windows PowerShell module to run Windows Update on a computer. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. One thing that is a bit disappointing is that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 do not come with cmdlets to permit me to run Windows Update from inside…


Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Remove a Microsoft Update?

Hey, Scripting Guy! You are not going to believe this. We recently deployed a Microsoft Update, and it is not working well for us. I tested it, of course, but for some reason it is not playing well with our systems. I now need to determine what the problem is, but in the meantime, I…

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Hey, Scripting Guy! How Can I Search For, Download, and Install an Update?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Reporting on whether a Windows Update is installed or not is pretty cool. However, what happens when I determine the update has not been applied? Am I supposed to call the user and talk them through connecting to the Microsoft Update site and choosing the appropriate update? That may work for one…

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