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Downloading Windows Updates off line

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I need to update a Windows server running IIS with security patches.  The issue is I can't do it live, in case there are any issues.  As it's a Virtual machine I intend to copy it, and update it separately and test it after.  Is there any way I can get these updates onto the server without it being connected to the internet? Or without pre downloading them on the live server before I make an image?
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by:BlueYonder
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I have the same problem and the process is a long drawn out process.  You will need to download each update separately from support.microsoft.com.  You also need a tool to scan for what updates are required to figure out what updates are required.
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by:Joseph Daly
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I have never used this but I have seen posts of others who have used this with success.

http://www.wsusoffline.net/
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by:Santosh Gupta
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hi,

use the offline MBSA scan, it will identify the required patches, download and install it on IIS server.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff647642.aspx
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by:wannabecraig
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How can it DL them if I can put the server online at that same time?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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How can it DL them if I can put the server online at that same time?

sorry i cannot get you... pls explain in details.
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by:wannabecraig
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I wont have this server online. I'll have to leave the live server running. SO I cant being this server up to collect the necessary updates.  So I don't know how to get the updates onto the server.
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by:Santosh Gupta
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ok,

is it possible to change the server network, for example if your network is 192.168.1.x then you can put the server in different range IP and make it up.

and if you cannot take it internet then download the updates and install it as stated earlier.
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by:wannabecraig
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We have 2 differnt subnets.

we have 192.168.34.X and 192.168.35.x
It's from the .35.  I can put it on the .34 and rename it?
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by:Santosh Gupta
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hi,

if its running with only IIS, then you can keep it in same network, only change name and IP. that will be enough.
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by:wannabecraig
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ok, but it'd do no harm to change the name anyway,
it's a full windows server
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by:Santosh Gupta
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hi,
What is the purpose of keeping it updated and isolated, if you want to use it as the backup/replacement of production server.

then do not rename.

if its for test only then you can rename but once you will rename you may get issues to access the IIS on test server.

so keep it isolated and perform the offline update as suggested in earlier post.
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Mike T earned 167 total points
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Hi,

Joe above has already given you the answer: WSUS offline
Download v9 here: http://download.wsusoffline.net/

There are two parts to it. The download engine and then once all the updates are downloaded there's an installer too.

Please don't do it manually (Blueyonder).

I used it the other day and it took about 2-3 hrs over 2MB broadband to get all Office + Windows 8 patches.

Mike
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