Re: Downloading Updates On One Computer For Another



Jason Sachs
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

> Jason;
> Yes, download from the Windows Update Catalog and burn to CD, #1 on this
> link:
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/wufix.htm
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> http://www.dts-l.org
>
>
> "Jason Sachs" <JasonSachs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:340AB45A-E747-4931-83F8-7267E7C9395E@microsoft.com...
> > As I have several low speed connections on some of my computer (<56K) is
> > it
> > poosible to download the updates on one high speed connection (>230k) for
> > all
> > the low speed terminals and store on disk and apply to all the low speed
> > connections off line? The Updates are for Windows XP (Home). Jason
> > Sachs.
> Thank you for your reply. I need to ask some follow up questions after reading article #323166. I have auto updates configured on the computers. How do I determine what updates this software is requesting from Microsoft? It is possible that different computers with auto update feature are requesting different down loads. Can I create a disk with all the possibilities and the install software will ignore those updates not needed by one computer but required by another? Thanks, Jason Sachs.
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Jason Sachs wrote:

>
> "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
>
>
>>Jason;
>>Yes, download from the Windows Update Catalog and burn to CD, #1 on this
>>link:
>>http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/wufix.htm
>>
>>--
>>Jupiter Jones [MVP]
>>http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
>>In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
>>http://www.dts-l.org
>>
>>
>>"Jason Sachs" <JasonSachs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>news:340AB45A-E747-4931-83F8-7267E7C9395E@microsoft.com...
>>
>>>As I have several low speed connections on some of my computer (<56K) is
>>>it
>>>poosible to download the updates on one high speed connection (>230k) for
>>>all
>>>the low speed terminals and store on disk and apply to all the low speed
>>>connections off line? The Updates are for Windows XP (Home). Jason
>>>Sachs.
>>
>>Thank you for your reply. I need to ask some follow up questions after reading article #323166. I have auto updates configured on the computers. How do I determine what updates this software is requesting from Microsoft? It is possible that different computers with auto update feature are requesting different down loads. Can I create a disk with all the possibilities and the install software will ignore those updates not needed by one computer but required by another? Thanks, Jason Sachs.
>>
>>

Don't do auto update. Go to the Windows Update site and do a manual
scan for updates. Note what updates each one needs and download those
from the catalog.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Jason Sachs
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
"Rock" wrote:

> Jason Sachs wrote:
>
> >
> > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Jason;
> >>Yes, download from the Windows Update Catalog and burn to CD, #1 on this
> >>link:
> >>http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/wufix.htm
> >>
> >>--
> >>Jupiter Jones [MVP]
> >>http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
> >>In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
> >>http://www.dts-l.org
> >>
> >>
> >>"Jason Sachs" <JasonSachs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >>news:340AB45A-E747-4931-83F8-7267E7C9395E@microsoft.com...
> >>
> >>>As I have several low speed connections on some of my computer (<56K) is
> >>>it
> >>>poosible to download the updates on one high speed connection (>230k) for
> >>>all
> >>>the low speed terminals and store on disk and apply to all the low speed
> >>>connections off line? The Updates are for Windows XP (Home). Jason
> >>>Sachs.
> >>
> >>Thank you for your reply. I need to ask some follow up questions after reading article #323166. I have auto updates configured on the computers. How do I determine what updates this software is requesting from Microsoft? It is possible that different computers with auto update feature are requesting different down loads. Can I create a disk with all the possibilities and the install software will ignore those updates not needed by one computer but required by another? Thanks, Jason Sachs.
> >>
> >>
>
> Don't do auto update. Go to the Windows Update site and do a manual
> scan for updates. Note what updates each one needs and download those
> from the catalog.
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
> I have tried over the last 2 days to connect to v4 site to obtain the catalog of updates to download for my other computers. The site claims to be unavailable. Can you suggest a reason for this? I have followed the instructions in article #323166. Jason Sachs.

Robert Aldwinckle
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
"Jason Sachs" <JasonSachs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7594B35-1E0C-4C55-8088-52C09A12D31E@microsoft.com
....
> I have tried over the last 2 days to connect to v4 site to obtain the
> catalog of updates to download for my other computers.
> The site claims to be unavailable. Can you suggest a reason for this?

The most likely reason is invalid (or malicious) overrides in your
HOSTS file.


> I have followed the instructions in article #323166. Jason Sachs.

Unfortunately that article doesn't consider the possibility that the
HOSTS file has been misused.

The simplest way to check on it would be to rename HOSTS
to something else, (e.g. add an extension on it)
And then make sure no old entries were hanging around your
dnscache. E.g. either reboot or open a cmd window and enter:

ipconfig /flushdns

BTW if you want to check how necessary either step may be, enter:

ipconfig /displaydns >displaydns.txt
notepad displaydns.txt


If that doesn't seem to change your symptom there are some more
basic connectivity checks you could do. E.g. in a cmd window
enter:

telnet -f telnet.txt v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com 80

If your DNS resolves that name to an IP address and if that address
has an active HTTP host listening, the screen will clear.

Then what you can do is simulate some of what your IE browser
does when sending its HTTP request. E.g. type: GET
(that's GET<space>) and paste (e.g. press Alt-Space,E,P)
the link that IE would have in its Address bar. (You would have to
first switch to the IE window and enter Alt-d,Ctrl-c to make sure
that the link was in Window's ClipBoard.) Then press Enter.
Note: you won't be able to see either what you type or what you paste.

Open the capture file with: notepad telnet.txt
The sorts of things you could observe from this test are:
1. Title of the page (press F3 and enter title to find it.)
2. Both <html> and </html> tags are present (near the beginning
and at the bottom respectively)

The sorts of inferences you could make from such observations are:
1. your DNS is giving you an invalid address (e.g. for no connectivity,
or invalid connectivity, such as wrong server which could show up as
a the wrong title)
2. some other connectivity problem such as lost packets (indicated by,
e.g., missing </html> tag.)
3. Etc.


BTW although this is about trying to connect to the WUC and therefore
it appears relevant for discussion here, you might actually get better
assistance from windowsxp.network_web or ie6.browser newsgroups
for diagnosing such connectivity issues.


Good luck

Robert Aldwinckle
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Re: Downloading Updates On One Computer For Another