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Microsoft packager for updates

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hi There

I have a few windows XP pro machines that are that are not connected to the internet but I would like to install all the security patches /update on these machine. I know MIcrosoft had a packager tool that you can you to package al the updates into an .exe file. Anyone aware of this tool and how I can use to update my devices??
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I think you might be looking for qchain.exe, or possibly one of the related files to it: update.exe.  Qchain doesn't wrap them into one installer, but rather you put the hotfixes you want into a folder, run qchain, and it will determine the correct sequence to install the patches that you want to install, then it will install them, and will typically do so requiring only one reboot.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/296861 is the general link, more specific links for each OS version exist within this article.

If you wanted to include into the installation media, then you would be looking for slipstreaming, but I don't think this is what you are asking about.

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German computer magazine c't (http://www.heise.de/ct/) offers an excellent tool called 'offline update' (http://www.heise.de/software/download/ct_offline_update/38170) which does exactly what you want.
It allows to select all microsoft operating systems, in a wide range of languages, and also office packages, then downloads all updates for the selected products into a central place. It is then possible to create an offline update medium on cd, dvd or usb device, with which it is possible to install all updates in the correct order to machines without any internet connection.
Unfortunately, afaik it is only available in german, but I may be of assistance if there are problems using it.
I assume you did consider using WSUS ?
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