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wsusoffline

Hi everybody,

I'd like to suggest wsusoffline. It's a pair of scripts with a GUI for configuration.
The first script downloads microsoft security updates for various of their products (different Windows and Office versions) and saves them on a CD, DVD or a portable device.
The second script automatically detects the appropriate updates for the machine it is run on and installs those.

The products website is
http://www.wsusoffline.net/

The product is both open source and under GNU GPL.
It is already portable in the sense that it only stores and modifies files in its installation directory.

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This looks pretty good I will

This looks pretty good I will have a look at it.

Shane Thompson

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it is portable as it is

the way it works, it can be copied to where ever and as long as one does not break the internal path between the folders it will do the job where ever it is located or copied to. I use it for long time, have used it on usb stick earlier, now have it on small external hard drive. I update the download collection as well as update OS with it directly from portable device for long time.
It is also selfcontained, does not use any special windows features, it runs in cmd in fact.

Otto Sykora
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Yes, Thankyou for that but if

Yes, Thankyou for that but if you have a look, the requester did state that it is already essentially portable. However, thank you for your help Biggrin

Shane Thompson

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To clarify

Hi,

thank you for looking into it :-).

I'm aware that the scripts are already portable, but the client script executable is situated in a subdirectory.
Because of that it isn't directly accessible from the launcher if I just copy the whole thing into a subdirectory of "portableApps".

I'd be happy with a minimal solution to remedy this.

Maybe the author would be willing to help making it a fully fledged portable app?
He seems to invest a lot of time into development and support anyway (just check the version history).

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yes the author might do it

but in the state it is now, it has to be in the folders as it is, otherwise it can not be moved an copied from one place to other. All path are fixed relativ and the structure is mandatory.
If you look at the structure of the folders, you will notice , that the author had something special here in mind. The idea was to be able simply separate the actual client with all the subfolders, from the 'creator' which is in the more upper folder level. By that, some solfcontained updater disks can be created in rather simple way, it was designed for general public use originally.
The scripts are changing frequently, every few weeks new versions have to be published. It is a project which is by half the world probably more known as ctupdate, originally published by the CT magazine.
Since the scripts have to be corrected for this and that file on some microsoft servers, the frequent change is needed, older versions will not work anyway or will collect not all updates or will produce errors not finding some repository servers etc.

So the best thing how to use it is to download the just recent version from authors website, launch it the way he did design it and do your updates this way.
With such complex thing, I would be reluctant to make some changes to the scripts, you may soon end up loading wrong things from microsoft and updating with who knows what.

Otto Sykora
Basel, Switzerland

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